Born in Round Hill, Nova Scotia, Don passed away at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on Nov. 20, 2013 with his family by his side. He is survived by his loving wife of sixty years, Margaret, and his seven children Dianne ( Robert Cook), Douglas, Donald (Sandy), Susan Malone (Dwayne), Melanie Proceviat (Wayne) Robert (Monique Schwarz) and Andre ( Patricia Johnston). He is also survived by many brothers, sisters, and grandchildren and great grandchildren. He will be missed by his two cats Joey and Abby, who he adored. Don spent over 15 proud years in the Signal Corps of the Canadian Military and he participated in the 1963 U.N. peacekeeping mission in the Congo, Africa. He has also been a proud, long time member of the Royal Canadian Legion. A celebration of Don's life will be held at Hope Lutheran Church, 2174 Departure Bay Road on Friday Dec. 6 at 1 PM. Flowers gratefully declined, donations in memory of Don may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 257. The Fredericks family is grateful to Dr. R. love and the staff at NRGH for the care they provided to Don.
Published in Nanaimo Daily News and Harbour City Star from Dec. 4 to Dec. 5, 2013