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ZACHOW, Donald Reid

Donald Reid Zachow (Papa, Uncle Don, Don, Donnie Boy, Big D) moved on to his permanent residence in Heaven on Sunday, July 9th, 2017 at the age of 67.

Don is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 45 years, Diana. They have five amazing daughters and son in laws; Cheryl Zachow & Trevor Lange, Cindy & Sean Gordon, Crystal & Jason Woehler, Chantal & Sean Evaskevich, and Carley Zachow & Shawn Stoddard. Don was very proud of all of his 7 grandchildren; Hayden, Brett, Rylan, Devon, Kylie, Levi and Nolan. Don was the second youngest of seven children, and is survived by sisters Glenda (Vince) Weigel, Carolyn (Jim) Swallow, Gloria Grant, and Pat Zachow (Brian Ralph); his sister in law Debra Paxman, brother in law Stan Paxman, brother in law Michael Korpan and sister in law Ann Korpan. Don is survived by many neices and nephews, Karen (Graham), Tim (Elaine), Cam, Renae (Mike), Curt (Kelly), Desiree, Sherry (Glen), Sheldon, Kim, Sandra, Micheal, Tristan, Tasha, April (Jason), Amy, Angie (Mark), Ashley, Michael, Samantha (Ashley), Bryan; As well as many beloved friends………..

He was a family man who loved to be surrounded by his kids, grandchildren and extended family. The more the merrier…

Don had varied jobs in his earlier years, and in most recent years was self-employed, running a local business in Lake Country, Don’s Bobcat.

Don was a dreamer, always eager to make plans for the next big family adventure or getaway. He loved his tools and always had a project on the go, forever looking to recruit helpers, which was usually one of his daughters.

Don loved gold panning at the family claim on the Kettle River. He spent many hours panning for gold, always searching for that “Big Nugget”.

Don’s journey continues on……

Matthew 25:21 (NLT)

“The master was full of praise. ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together!’

Please come celebrate Don’s life, Saturday, July 22nd, 2017. Please drop in between 1-4pm. Location: at Don and Diane’s home in Lake Country #43-715 Beaverlake Road.

Special thank you to all the staff at Kelowna Hospice House, Dr. Brian Martin, Lisa Henzel NP at CCSI, Craig at Remedy Rx.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kelowna Hospice House, Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC.

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Saturday, July 22nd, 2017. Please drop in between 1-4pm.

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Kelowna Hospice House, Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC


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The service for ZACHOW, Donald Reid is scheduled for Saturday, July 22nd, 2017. Please drop in between 1-4pm.. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Don and Diane's home

#43-715 Beaverlake Road. Lake Country, BC


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  • James and /carolyn Swallow says:

    I know tht Don has found that big gold nugget up tthere that he always looked for down here. He is missed terribly buit at least we know we will all see him in the not too didstant future

    • Jordy reeve says:

      I’m going to miss you my friend we’ve done a lot of jobs together and I didn’t matter what circumstance we got the job done we were good friends ever since we met in the car accident on Chase Road I’m going to miss you my friend

  • Julie Evaskevich says:

    It is with great sadness that I write this. Don was a very dear special man and I am glad to have known him even the little bit that I did. He set such an example of parenting and grandparenting and family that will continue on down the generations and inspire everyone who knew him. To Diana and all of Don’s family and extended family, our love and prayers are with you always. Love Julie and Roy

  • Jack and Liz Miller and families says:

    Our heart-felt sympathies go to Don’s family and friends. We have known him for so many years. May God Bless and keep him safe and his family.

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