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Endersby: Donald John passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home March 7, 2013 at the age of 78, surrounded by his loving family and his partner Virginnia.

Donald leaves behind his partner Virginnia, his loving children Cheryl (Steve), Lynn, Bonnie (Bruno), Bruce (Amber), Steven, Brothers: Stan (Lorraine), Alan (Agnes). Donald was the proud grandfather of 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Donald was predeceased by his wife Henrietta, eldest son Dean, grandson Jeremy, Mother and Father; Alfred and Marjorie, Brothers; Richard, Bernard, Sister Eileen.

Donald will be fondly remembered by many in the valley who came to know him through his quest to preserve many of the historical artifacts of this area. His love for history and antiques was the driving force behind the creation of the Valley Historical Museum.

Don was a “cat skinner”, he made a living primarily through building roads, landscaping, logging and mining. Donations in Don’s memory will be gratefully accepted by the Valley Historical Museum, 4455 Erie Ross Spur Road, Ross Spur, BC V0G 1L1 to help preserve Don’s legacy of this one-of-a-kind museum.

The family would sincerely like to thank Dr. Behrens, Pastor Bryan Henry, homecare nurses; Maggie, Kayleigh, homecare support workers; Nadeesha, Peter, Pat, Pharmacist; Duncan, and the loving support of numerous family and friends for helping them through this difficult time.

A celebration of Don’s life will be held Saturday, March 16, 1:00 pm at the Fruitvale Memorial Hall. Jordan Wren of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.

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