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BINER, Donald

November 12, 1940 — March 19, 2023

Donald Albert Biner, 82, of Kelowna, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on March 19, 2023.

Don was born on November 12, 1940, to Albert and Jean Biner in Penticton, BC. He spent the majority of his upbringing in Burnaby, BC. Don graduated from Notre Dame High School. He received his qualification as a Power Tool Mechanic at the Vancouver Technical School and was employed with Armature Electric for 42 years, working in Vancouver, Prince George and Kamloops.  He met Sharon Young at the Burger Baron in Burnaby Heights, they married in 1963 and started a family.

Throughout his life he enjoyed the outdoors, notably camping, hiking, fishing, and running. He was an avid reader, one of his favourite authors was Louis L’amour. After his retirement he found a love of travel, which he shared with his family. He was a fan of the Vancouver Canucks, BC Lions, Seattle Seahawks, and Vancouver Whitecaps.

Don was predeceased by his parents, and his wife Sharon (d. 2008).

He is survived by his sister Margaret Ewachiw; his children Wende Olfert (Kim), Gordon Biner (Lynnette Delisle), and Diane Neupert (Erich); grandchildren Trevor, Ashton, Donna, Abigale, Shawn, Cameron, Paul, and Elisabeth; and great-grandchildren Ariya, Kayleen, Logan, and Karsen.

Services will be held Friday, March 31, 2023, at 11:00 am. at St Edward’s Catholic Church, 11123 Okanagan Road Ctr E, Lake Country, BC.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to BC Children’s Hospital, www.bcchildrens.ca, an organisation Don felt strongly about.

We would like to thank the Central Okanagan Hospice House for their outstanding care of Don in his final days.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2023 at 11:00 AM

St Edward’s Catholic Church

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The service for BINER, Donald is scheduled for FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2023 at 11:00 AM . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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St Edward’s Catholic Church

11123 Okanagan Centre Road E, Lake Country, BC.


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  • Paul Lafleur says:

    Our family wishes to express our deepest sympathies to the entire Biner family. Your father was a wonderful kind man!

  • Chris says:

    Please accept our sincere condolences at this most difficult time as Don was a special man. He repaired all our tools effortlessly . This was at the house on Latimer Ave in Coquitlam . We had plenty of conversations of family and he was looking forward to spending more time with you all when he moved closer . Please take care of each other Sincerely Chris & John Williams Ambient Fire Protection Inc.

  • Roger Meyer says:

    Well, I missed by 8 months after trying on Facebook but not having any luck. I’d been trying to contact Donny for some time with no success and had given up until now and am so sad I’m too late. Donny and I were close friends for our 8 years at St Helen’s and had little contact after I had to go to Gilmore Ave School for grade 9 and then 3 years at Burnaby North while Donny went to Notre Dame for our high school years. We did try to maintiain for awhile…I played football for Burnaby Spartans and had physical contact on the football field where Danny Kelly and Donny were quite successful knocking me to the ground. I have fond memories of the dance he put on at his house where I was the only non Notre Dame participant.. (great night)! That was about the last I saw of him.
    I might mention that Donny saved my life when I fell off a cliff at the back of Capitol Hill. It’s a long story but we had spent some time rolling rocks off the cliff, nocking trees over, but I slipped and slid over the cliff. If I’d been alone I would have died for sure but Donny road his bike to my house and my dad came back and carried me down to the road and off to the hospital. Lots of adventures…and I’m glad to send photos and stories…so sad that I was so close to making contact and missed. Roger Meyer

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