Donald Arthur Burch passed away at his home, Kamloops Senior Village, on August 17, 2006 at the age of 89 years. He was predeceased by his sister Mary and his brother Ken.
He is survived by his nieces Janet (Fred) Stoll, Kay (Don) Gienow, and Kathy Stoll, nephews Gordon (Melanie) Stoll and Dave (Joann) Stoll and by one great-niece and several great -nephews. Don served in the Canadian Air Force during the war and was stationed in England from 1942 – 1946.
He was a teacher for several years and later worked for the Civil Service. After retirement he enjoyed traveling and he visited many countries.
Don volunteered for such organizations as Meals-on- Wheels and Life Line.
He also tutored students studying English as a second language.
He had life-long friends and many pen friends around the world and from many walks of life.
He was known to have written more than 300 letters per year.
He was a meticulous record keeper and an avid reader, always keeping up with current events.
For such a quiet man, he touched the lives of many.
Don was a long time resident of Vancouver and White Rock but was very content and happy spending the last two years of his life near family in Kamloops.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Brian Filek and to all the staff at Kamloops Senior Village.