APPLIN, Donald James (Don)
January 1, 1970 — January 1, 1970
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Dad, Don Applin, on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at the Royal Columbian Hospital following a brief illness. He is survived by his daughters: Alexis (Candice), Allison (Shawn); grandson Yanni and many nieces, nephews and in-laws. Dad was predeceased by the love of his life, his wife Emilie, and his siblings Blanche and Cecile. Dad had a full and an adventurous life which included service in the Canadian Army during WW2, working on the oil rigs in the far north, being a recovery diver for the RCMP, working on the Mica Dam and being a hunting guide in his youth. He was also an accomplished athlete, excelling at gymnastics, skating, horseback riding, swimming, boxing and body building. Dad will always be remembered for his love of fishing, tying amazing flies and his love of good ol’ bacon and eggs.
A private family service will be held at a later date.
If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”