Passed in peace Thursday February 6, 2020, age 88. Don will be deeply missed and forever remembered by children Suzanne (Bruce), John and Shannon (Aaron) and grandchildren Kiersten (Kris), Jocelyn (James), Thomas and Carter. He was the great grandfather of Cooper, Chase and Hendrix. Don is survived by his sister Margaret Lovstrom and many loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Don is predeceased by his sister Pat, his twin brother Laurence and his younger brothers David and Kenneth.
Don was born and raised in Winnipeg Manitoba. He graduated from the University of Manitoba earning a bachelor degree in Geological Engineering in 1953. He launched his career as a geologist with Chevron Canada. He left Chevron to join Energy Mines and Resources with the Federal Government in the regulation of offshore oil and gas rights. He returned to the industry and concluded his career as Vice President of SaskOil when he retired in 1988. He enjoyed his career and treasured his final work effort when he joined friends in the development of Greypower Resources Inc.
In 1957 he married Gail Brydges Wilson, also of Winnipeg. He described his life with Gail as a delightful potpourri of many different and interesting events, including the raising of children, multiple moves, camping and outdoor adventures. Don missed her dearly when she passed in 1988.
Don married Lois Larsen in 1992. Lois and her family, Martin, Grieg, Leslie and Lynnette and their children were very important to Don, he loved them all and spent many happy and fun times with them.
Don will be remembered for his great love of hiking and canoeing. He was a loyal Rotarian and spent many years as a volunteer Grandpa helping children learn about reading and math. He had a passion for history, math and science and enjoyed painting and carving. He was a lifelong learner and teacher. He was always open to a good conversation about politics. Don will be remembered by all those he touched in life.
His favorite quote by Peter Marshall was,
“The measure of Life, after all, is not its duration, but its donation”
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