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GREEN, Donald (Don) Ross

July 18, 1920 — May 28, 2013

Don was born in New Westminster and spent his later youth in England. Shortly before the war Don enlisted in the Royal Navy, training as a radio telegrapher. He served in several theatres of war latterly as a submariner in SE Asia.

Following the war he tried a number of occupations, working hard to support his wife and family of 4 children.

Finding a use for his radio skills in aviation, he eventually became a pilot, working in both the UK and Middle East. His flying career culminated in becoming Chief Pilot and Operations Manager in Libya.

Retiring from flying, he came “back home” to Kelowna where he became a successful and well-known realtor. In his 60s he met and married Helen with whom he enjoyed 32 years of happiness. Don was a warm and friendly person, always willing to lend a hand. He valued his friends most highly. He will be truly missed by both his family & friends.

A celebration of Don’s life will be held Thursday, June 6th at 2:30 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Rd., Kelowna.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Central Okanagan Hospice Association – Hospice House, 2035 Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 2Z6. 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.”

 

Service
Thursday, June 6th at 2:30 pm

Location
Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for GREEN, Donald (Don) Ross is scheduled for Thursday, June 6th at 2:30 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC

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Condolences

  • RJ WEBSTER says:

    DON WAS A GENTELMAN,A GOOD FRIEND, AND A MENTOR, I WILL MISS HIM.

  • asia says:

    don is a close family friend he will always be in are hearts I am so sorry that don passed but he is up with god safely always remembered

  • maida brawley says:

    My heart goes out to Don’s family, he was such an amazing man with a big heart always willing to lend a hand to others. Don was my neighbour for many years but most of all a good friend to my daughter Asia and I. you will truly be missed by us, it’s hard to find people like you Don. Always remembered always loved.

  • Maida Brawely says:

    My Heart goes out to Don’s Family. Don was an amazing man with a huge heart, and would always lend a hand to others. Don was my neighbour for many years but more so a good friend to my daughter Asia and I. we will miss him dearly, always remembered and loved by us.

  • Marie Raeburn says:

    Dear Helen,
    I;m very sorry to hear about the passing of Don, Jim and I both enjoyed renting from both of you at your Duplex back in the 80’s. We had some fun times together and will always remember how kind you both were to us. I know this is a very difficult time for you so may God give you the strength to get through these most difficult days ahead. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Take care and stay strong. Marie Raeburn

  • Dennis & Eleanor Weber (A.D. Weber Const.) says:

    Dennis got to know Don through the construction business and enjoyed Don’s loyalty and friendship over the years. Our thought and prayers are with you.

  • Dennis & Eleanor Weber (A.D. Weber Const.) says:

    Dennis got to know Don through the construction business and enjoyed Don’s loyalty and friendship over the years.

  • Wim Bakker says:

    Dear Helen,

    Only today the sad news reached me that Don passed away. Trudy and I offer you our sincere condolances and wish you the strength to bear your loss.

    I shall always remember Don for his professionalism, integrity, dedication and company loyalty but above all as a close personal friend who will be dearly missed.

    Don will often be in my thoughts but forever in my heart.

    With deepest sympathy,

    Wim.

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