December 26 1926 - April 4 2012 It is with much sadness we announce the passing of Donald "Don" Davie at Burnaby Hospital on the evening of April 4 2012. He was born December 26 1926 in North Vancouver General Hospital to Agnes and Montague Davie. Don is survived by his loving wife of 59 years Ada, his sons Greg (Cindy), Jim (Maria), Brad (Jackie), grandchildren Lauren, Addison, Christina, Carter, Danielle, Matthew, Paisley and Denman. Don will be fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, brother and sister in-laws and friends. Thank you Father for your great smile, sense of humour, honesty, hard work, generosity and your even and fair disposition. Don grew up in the early years of North Vancouver with the rivers, forests and mountains the playground for him and his friends. Skiing on Grouse before they had lifts, fishing on the 'Cap' and the shores of Burrard Inlet during the depression years. He started his lifelong career as deep sea tugboat engineer in the 40's and retired in 1989.His voyages were many on the West Coast, but also included trips to Japan, Hawaii and through the Panama Canal to Boston. He met his to be wife Ada in 1951. The arrival of their first of three sons Greg in 1952 changed their life forever. They setup home in Vancouver until 1965 when they moved his family of five to Burnaby. His first of 8 grandchildren Lauren was born in 1991. Besides his family and friends dad loved fishing, camping and his previously deceased friend 'Jake' the dog. Don was an official BC Lions 'Armchair Quarterback' since the team arrived in the league, and loved his Vancouver Canucks as well.
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We would like to thank Drs J. Rauh and Thompson and the staff of Burnaby Hospital and especially the nurses in the Stroke Ward for their help and compassion during Don's final stay.
A Celebration of Don's Life will be held Saturday April 21st 1:30 pm at Eagle Creek at Burnaby Mountain Golf Course, 7600 Halifax St, Burnaby, BC.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Burnaby Hospital Foundation in Don's memory.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Apr. 13 to Apr. 14, 2012