Gary William David Donaldson, born August 2, 1936, passed away peacefully on February 15, 2018. Steven and Pam were by his side.
He is survived by his three children, David (Ann), Steven (Charlotte) and Pam (George), his grandchildren, Shannon, Shauna, Dustin, Chelan, Matt and Jenny, his great grandchildren, Hunter, Cadence, Tyler, Cooper, Parker, Cameron and Baby Ava and his step grand daughter Brigitte.
Dad enjoyed 56 years of marriage to the love of his life, our Mom, Patricia Laverne Donaldson who predeceased Dad in August 2013. Dad and Mom raised us on a rural acreage on the Saanich Peninsula. He took over his fathers painting business and continued with that until his retirement.
Dad loved his dogs, really any dogs. As long as we can remember, Dad always had at least one. He loved to have farm animals and a very large garden. Later on he and Mom we able to start their RV’ing life. They had a few favorite spots on Vancouver Island making many friends along the way. Family and friends were everything to Dad.
Our many thanks to the caring staff, some of whom bonded very deeply with Dad at Cairnsmore Place and Acacia Ty Mawr.
A Celebration of Dad’s life will be on March 17, at 3 pm at his daughter Pam’s home in Cobble Hill.