WITHERS, Donald George
October 1941 – April 22, 2012
Don, after a brief battle with cancer, passed away in the early hours of Sunday April 22, 2012. He is survived by his loving wife, Ruth, and his special little pug Elmo. He was predeceased by his parents Brent and Norah Withers, and brother Brian Withers. He leaves behind his Mother & Father-in-law, Bruce and June Alsbury; his sister-in-law Carol (Mark) Siemens and nieces Allison (Andrew) Spear and Jennifer Siemens; sister-in-law Ann Klassen and Matt Jones and nephews Tyler Klassen (Carlie) and Kelly Klassen and fiancé Gail Schultze; brother-in-law Michael Alsbury and nephew Morgan Alsbury. Don was born in Prince Rupert, later moving to Nanaimo and then Prince George. He worked for Prince George Pulp & Paper for a few years. He then started a business, Kanaka Seafoods, 35 years ago, and was a well-liked and respected supplier to many local customers and still retained some customers up until his death. Don also leaves behind his very special buddies Darcy Nichol, Brent Valder, Lawrence Rempel, Craig Stenerson and Don Dellaire. Their devotion during his illness was amazing. Special thanks to Dr. Bale and the nurses and staff at the Cancer Centre in Abbotsford. Don requested no service, but there will be an open house 1:30 to 4:00 Saturday April 28, 2012, at his home. In lieu of flowers, donations to the BC Cancer Foundation or SPCA would be greatly appreciated.