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CUMMINGS, Donald Keith

July 29, 1931 — May 7, 2024

It is with deep love and heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Donald Cummings on May 7, 2024, in Kelowna, BC.

Don was 1 of 6 children born in Debert, Nova Scotia, to parents Clarence Earl Cummings and Mable Nellie Lambourne. He is survived by his sister, Nancy, but sadly, they were predeceased by their sisters, Shirley and Joan, and brothers, John and Teddy.

Don is also survived by his wife, Yvonne; daughters, Jacqueline, Patricia, and Jill (Shamus); his son, Gary (Gail); as well as 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 2 step-great-granddaughters.

As a youngster, Don worked for the Salvation Army during WWII at Camp Debert – delivering meals to the recruits. At the age of 20, Don joined the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). The next year, on May 2, 1953, Don married the love of his life, Yvonne Louise Perron, in Claresholm, Alberta. They would go on to embrace 71 years together. As a member of the RCAF, Don, was stationed all over Canada and England. After 23 years of service, while stationed in Esquimalt, BC (on Vancouver Island) Don retired from the Canadian Armed Forces.

Don and Yvonne moved to Kelowna, BC, they built a home, and Don spent the next 20 years working for the Hudson’s Bay Company. Upon his second retirement, Don busied himself at home with many projects. One big project was building a travel trailer for Yvonne and him to travel across the country in, stopping to camp along the way. Don enjoyed spending time with family, camping, travelling, taking cruises, watching the History Channel, and of course everything to do with planes.

Don will be missed, but never forgotten.

Don’s family would like to thank the staff at Orchard Manor for their compassion and loving care.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

Prayers and the chance to say goodbye in the form of a viewing will take place THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2024, at 7:00 PM, at SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.

The Funeral Mass, with Father Gerald Sekanga presiding, will be held the following day on FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2024, at 12:00 NOON, at ST CHARLES GARNIER PARISH, 3645 Benvoulin Rd, Kelowna, BC​. If you are unable to attend in person, please join the family online by Livestream at the time of the service (see below), a recording will be made available to view shortly thereafter.

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Prayer Service
Thursday, May 16, 2024, at 7:00 PM

Friday, May 17, 2024, at 12:00 PM

St. Charles Garnier Parish Church

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The prayer service for CUMMINGS, Donald Keith is scheduled for Thursday, May 16, 2024, at 7:00 PM at located at 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC, .

The service for CUMMINGS, Donald Keith is scheduled for Friday, May 17, 2024, at 12:00 PM. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

St. Charles Garnier Parish Church

3645 Benvoulin Road, Kelowna, BC.


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  • Blair Bergen says:

    Yvonne and Family I offer my heartfelt condolences on the passing of Pa.
    Jeremy had told me of Pa’s many talents with deserved pride. I was honoured to meet him at Jeremy and Tammy’s wedding.
    Rest in peace Pa.

  • Monica Scribbans says:

    So very, very sorry for the family’s loss. He was such a lovely man and special Uncle. I know Mom was there to welcome him. Love to you all, Monica

  • Ira and Sandra Levine says:

    We are sorry to hear of the passing of Pa- we are so glad to have met him at Sarah and Matthew’s wedding
    Love to you all

  • Mark, Jaye & James Smeltzer says:

    Dear Auntie Yvonne and family,
    Sending you all a virtual, tight hug across the miles. You are in our thoughts and prayers as you walk this difficult chapter together. Thank you for sharing Uncle Don’s funeral, we were there in spirit
    ♥️ Jaye, Mark & James

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