May 26, 2009
Don and Lillian spent the past 18 years living on a small acreage beside the river in the Salmon Valley, where they were blessed with the best neighbours and friends anyone could ask for (Trudy and Steve, you know who you are). Don loved the country life, the horses, the dogs and cats, the tractor and the swarm of birds that he spent a good portion of his pension to feed. Away from the farm, he enjoyed his involvement with the Salmon Arm Seniors Amateur Radio club. He was born in 1928, in Viking Alberta, to parents Alex and Ethel MacDonald.
Don joined CKCO in the late 50s as a newsman who like most on-air personalities at the time, did dual duty on both TV and Radio.
Don is survived by his wonderfully patient wife of 59 years – Lillian, son Kevin and daughter-in-law Janice, grandson Greg and wife Meghan, and grandson Marcus; sister Margaret Tompkins from Burnaby and her family.
If you’d like to do something special to remember Don, the family would appreciate your contribution to the charity of your choice in his name, or set out a birdfeeder this fall.