Donald Vincent CLARKSON

CLARKSON, Donald Vincent

June 11, 1915- October 22, 2008

Donald Vincent Clarkson passed peacefully into the hands of the Lord in the company of his loving wife Ruth Clarkson. He passed on Wednesday, October 22, 2008. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, his sons Peter Clarkson and Doug Hamm, his daughters Sandra Dyck, Gloria Dale, and Shelley Clarkson. He is also survived by 7 grand children and 8 great grand children.

Don was a graduate of John Oliver High School in Vancouver, BC. He then attended the Fairview King Edward High School of Commercial Radio Operators. Don found his passion for lighthouses during his summer relief position at the Quatsino, Race Rocks, and Triple Island Lighthouses. He was then a radio operator on the Oil Tanker “The California Standard”. His lifetime interest was radio communications and being a part of the H.A.M. radio club. Don received medals for his service with the R.A. F. Ferry Command during World War II. In 1972 He and Ruth moved to Saltspring Island from Abbotsford where he enjoyed the island life and ended up retiring here in 1980. He lived a full and happy life to the age of 93. He always enjoyed travelling around the world and being surrounded by his family.

His family would like to extend thanks to the staff of the E.C.U. at the Lady Minto Hospital for their continuous and compassionate care.

VE7FQ Signing off…..

There will be a service held at The Abbotsford Baptist Church on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 1:30pm at 33651 Busby St, Abbotsford, B.C.