March 20, 1949 – Sept 26, 2013
With deep sadness Donald’s family announces his passing at home with family by his side after a brief and valiant battle with pancreatic cancer.
Donald was born in Trail, BC on March 20, 1949 to Frank and Nell Crockett. He was the sixth of ten children. He married, built a home and raised his family in Fruitvale. Friends and neighbours were often smiling at one or another of his intricate projects, or were the recipients of his many skills and helping hands.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years Sheila, son Dallas, daughter in law Shyanne and his faithful Sophie the Beagle.
He is also survived by seven brothers; Sam (Marion) John (Dianne) Frank, Bert (Debbie) Allen, Tom (Corinne) and Roy, two sisters, Margaret Hollis (Don) Joy Mykietyn (Jay) and numerous nieces and nephews.
He also leaves behind his good and valued friend and car buff partner, Dennis Trystensky.
He was predeceased by his parents and sisters in law Wilma and Lois.
Donald was known for his quiet wit, keen sense of humor and meticulous nature and attention to detail in all matters. He could always be found “out in the shop” urging everyone to “work in real time”.
As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made in Donald’s name to the SPCA Trail Branch at 7700 Highway 3B, Trail, BC, V1R 2L9 or online at www.spca.bc.ca/branches/trail
A private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Bill Clark of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca