Donald Lygo

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Donald Lygo April 19, 1928 - April 7, 2013 Canada loses a patriot. Donald Copley Lygo died peacefully on April 7, 2013 in Langley, BC. Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Don was one of six children of Alfred and Audrey Lygo. The early years of Don's life were hard, having lost his father at age 7. At age 15, Don moved to Vancouver and graduated with honors from Britannia High School. Thereafter, Don worked for the C.N.R, the post office and Immigration Canada. In 1961 he married Meridyth Dunwoody. That same year, he passed the foreign service exam and began a long and distinguished career as a Canadian Foreign Service Officer. With his wife at his side, Don proudly and with great dignity served his country abroad for 26 years. Don is survived by his son, James (Elizabeth); his grandchildren, Alexander and Nicole; his sister, Audrey Steele (Eddie) and many nieces and nephews. Don is remembered by all as kindhearted and generous, a real dog lover, part-time golfer and a proud Canadian. Donations can be made in his name to the BC Humane Society.

Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Apr. 19 to Apr. 20, 2013