GARDNER, Donald Ivan
January 20, 1942 – January 14, 2015
Donald (Don) Gardner was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. His unforgettable smile and charm never failed to light up a room; creating a lasting impression with people he met; and always making new friends everywhere he went.
Don’s wife Ann was the love of his life and along with her family, they brought him endless joy and support for the past 30 years.
He was proud to have been a member of the Ladysmith Volunteer Fire Department from 1964-1976. That being only one of the many accomplishments and charitable activities he was involved in over the course of his life including the Masonic Lodge, Shriners, Lions, and Curling Club. Don is predeceased by his parents Ivan and Ena, as well as his son Robert.
He is survived by his devoted wife Ann who was by his side until the very end; his sisters Gladys (Walter Adams) and Myrna (Bert Soutar); his daughter Patricia (Mike Mannynvalli); daughter-in-law Carol (Bill Warkentin); his grandchildren; and countless loving family and friends.
The family would like to thank all of the nurses and care aids who personally looked after Don and Ann in the last two years of his life.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Don’s memory to Gizeh Shrine Transportation Fund, Burnaby, or the charity of your choice.
Celebration of life to be held
at 2 pm on Saturday, February 28, 2015
at the Campbell River Masonic Discovery Lodge #149,
2905 Island Hwy, Campbell River, BC.