March 6, 1923 – November 20, 2011
He passed away suddenly but peacefully at Cowichan District Hospital, at 9:05pm, Sunday November 20, 2011.
Born to Emily and Albert McIntyre on March 6, 1923 in Edmonton AB, he moved to Ontario to join the Royal Canadian Air Force during WWII where he met and married his wife Doreen. They packed up their two daughters and moved to the Cowichan Valley in 1959 where he owned and operated the local Texaco Station and then went on to manage the farm and heavy equipment department of Duncan Garage. A longtime resident of Cherry Point, Cobble Hill at his beloved property “Lochbrae”. He was an avid woodworker and gardener and enjoyed fishing and boating and tinkering with anything mechanical, and always enjoyed good neighbours, friends and family.
He is predeceased by parents Emily and Albert McIntyre and sisters Miriam Armstrong and Jean MacLean, but is survived by and always remembered by his wife of more than 60 years Doreen McIntyre, Sunridge Place, Duncan BC; daughters Melanie Nicholson (Jack) of Clinton BC, Wendy Kroon (Peter) of Campbell River BC; grandsons Ryan Nicholson (Brenda) of Vancouver BC; Matthew Nicholson of Surrey BC, Adam Kroon of Campbell River BC; great-grand daughter Paige Grace Nicholson of Vancouver BC; niece Judith Armstrong and family; nephews Ronald Armstrong (Karen) and family; and Ian MacClean.
The family wishes to extend deep gratitude to all the staff at Sunridge Place in Duncan and to doctors and nurses in Cowichan District Hospital (in particular, Dr. Wong and Dr. Velasques, Dr. Lowther and nurse Alison) for patience and compassionate gentle care.
Cremation with no service by Don’s request. Those wishing to remember him are encouraged to make a donation in support of Alzheimer’s research or to the Canadian Lung Association, recognizing the long and hard battle Don fought related to these issues.
Telford’s of Ladysmith