Donald Leslie Brothers

Donald Leslie Brothers

Donald Leslie Brothers

was born November 8, 1923

in Grand Forks, B.C. and

passed away on February 9,

2017 at Hardy View Lodge in

Grand Forks, B.C. at the age of 93.

Don was predeceased by his fi rst

wife Dorothy Brothers, parents Montezuma

and Lorna Brothers and brother Ted.

He is lovingly survived by wife Betty Brothers,

Daughters Lana Collins (John), Linda Brothers, Leslie

Brothers and stepdaughter Alycia Wybou (Terry).

His grandchildren Joe Viszket, Lisa Lafl amme (Erik),

Joanne Merritt, Bobbi & Zorion Terrell, Challen

Wilkison, Kristen Wiebe, Devan Wybou, Brendan

Wybou, Meaghan Forrester and great grandchildren

Emma Terrell, Mikayla Wybou.

As a young man, Don became a pilot with the

Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II.

Later he practiced law in the Province of B.C. and

then represented Rossland – Trail in the Legislative

Assembly of British Columbia from 1958 – 1972 with

the B.C. Social Credit Party; becoming the Minister

of Mines and Petroleum Resources in 1964 and the

Minister of Education in 1972. He was appointed to

the Provincial Assessment Appeal Board of B.C. and

after that he was appointed to a number of Indian

Bands to chair the Assessment Review Board.

There will be a memorial service on Saturday,

February 18 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic

Church in Grand Forks, B.C. with the reception lunch

at the Christina Lake Community Hall at 12 noon.

Cremation arrangements entrusted to the Baker

Family of Grand Forks Funeral Home

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