Don passed away into Jesus’ loving arms on Sunday, February 3, 2013, surrounded by his family who adored him. Don was devoted to his family and loved by all who met him – gentle, humble, kind and generous in spirit. He was well known to so many in Brentwood Bay and the surrounding area, whether it was out on his daily bike rides or walking Kato.
Don was born and raised in Winnipeg, and spent countless happy summer hours vacationing with the family on the island at Clearwater Bay, Lake of the Woods. Don and Barbara moved to Victoria in1980 to enjoy the beauty of the West Coast.
Don was predeceased by his beloved wife of 46 years, Barbara, and his dear brother, Roderick. He is survived by his loving wife of 10 years, Ada; his children of whom he was so proud, Camille Davison, Sharon (Don) Trochim and Mark (Lyn Suderman) Davison. He is forever cherished by his grandchildren Erin, Andrea and Kristin Trochim, and Simon, Brittany, Patrick and Nichola Teague, as well as by his precious great granddaughter, Ara and her Dad, Blake. He will be greatly missed by Ada’s children, Annemarie (Peter, Andrew, Cameron and Marjan ), Ron (Lori, Ellisa and Wesley) and Mike (Linda).
Thank you to our friends and family for your love, support and prayers over the past week, to Rev. Rodney May and our church family at Crossroads Peninsula Anglican Church and to the staff of ICU and 7BS at VGH for your kindness, understanding and devoted care.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Friendship Community Church, 7820 Central Saanich Rd (at Mt. Newton Crossroad), Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 2 pm. Reception to follow.
Don’s hugs embraced his unconditional love. In honour of Don’s memory, please share a hug and word of kindness with someone you care for, and give a pat on the head to a furry friend. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Don’s name to Cat’s Cradle Animal Rescue, 33-1255 Wain Rd, North Saanich, BC V8L 4R4.
“When it’s all been said and done, there is just one thing that matters
Did I do my best to live for truth,
Did I live my love for You.
When it’s all been said and done,
All my treasures will mean nothing,
Only what I’ve done for love’s reward will stand the test of time.
I will always sing Your praise, Here on earth and ever after,
For You’ve shown me Heaven’s my true home.
When it’s all been said and done, You’re my life when life is gone.”