September 6, 1916 – July 22, 2011
It is with sadness the family of Donald Poole Sr announces his passing on July 22nd 2011 at 94 years of age.
Don was born on September 6, 1916 in Nelson B.C. to Ivan and Alberta Poole, the youngest of three sons.
“Bop Bop” as he was affectionately called lived a vibrant life living in various BC towns and cities from Nakusp to Vancouver and finally settling in Castlegar with his family, where he was a resident for over 50 years.
He spent many memorable summers at Whatshan Lake and passed on his love of the outdoors to his children and grandchildren. Bop loved travelling and was the first in the car for any road trip. He will be fondly remembered playing cards with a cigar clamped between his teeth, fishing on the lake or giving lessons on how to drive a motorbike. He lived life to the fullest and passed on his zest for life to everyone around him.
He is predeceased by his parents, brothers Fergus and Bill, his wife of 63 years Lillias and his son-in law Quinto.
He is survived by his three children Louise (Kare) Gjennestad, Virginia Maida and Don Jr (Beverley) Poole, his 7 grandchildren Peggy, Gordon, Catherine, Angela, Nancy, Jennifer and Amy and his 9 great grandchildren.
Internment and graveside service will be held in Nakusp on September 6 2011 on what would have been his 95th birthday.