McCARTER, Donal Clayton August 20, 1921 - November 10, 2012 Passed away peacefully in the presence of his family. Donal was predeceased by his wife, Mary Patricia "Pat" and his sister, Jocelyn Coates. He is survived by his three children, Cathy (Ron), Bruce, and John (Keren); his grandchildren, Craig, Emily, Heather, Fiona and Teri, and niece, nephews and cousins. He attended UBC from 1939 to 1944, where he met his wife, Pat and after graduating, began his career as an electrical engineer. In 1944 and 1945, he worked in the Electrical Engineering Test Section of the Canadian General Electric Company in Peterborough and Toronto, Ontario. Over the next three years, he worked in the Induction Motor Engineering Design Section of the Distribution Transformer Engineering Design Section. In 1948, he joined the British Columbia Provincial Government's Electrical Safety Inspection Department and was posted to Nanaimo as the District Electrical Safety Inspector for the Northern half of Vancouver Island from Ladysmith to Cape Scott. In 1973, Don received a promotion to Regional Electrical Inspection Supervisor in Victoria, BC where he supervised eight District Electrical Safety Inspectors from Victoria to Nanoose Bay, retiring in 1984. Don was a Charter Member of the Vancouver Island Association Section of the International Electrical Inspection Association. After retiring Don and Pat enjoyed travelling and spending time at their cottage at Chimney Lake. Special thanks to Dr. Rosenberg and his team and staff at Parkwood Court. No service by request. For those wishing to pay their respects, visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at McCall Bros. Funeral Home, Johnson & Vancouver Streets. Donations in Don's memory would be appreciated to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.mccallbros.com "> www.mccallbros.com .
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Published in Victoria Times-Colonist on Nov. 14, 2012