Don was much too young to die. Glad we were able to re-connect a few yrs. ago at Lou and Nancy's. May the memories you've created in times/activities shared together over your lifetimes bring peace to all of you now. Ellie
We will miss our wonderful friend Don and feel honoured to have known both Don and Beth over the past number of years.
Don will be dearly missed by many. He shared his love, laughter and wisdom on the waterfront, from coast to coast, round the globe, and most of all, with Beth, his extended family and his wide circle of friends. Thankful always for Don - the real deal.
Don had a key role in laying foundation stones for the Salvation Army's International Social Justice Commission beginning in 2007. That is where I really got to know him, and treasure his company. He had a clear eye for what was important and what was not. While Don was patient with us who were not as clear-sighted or as far along in the journey, he was determined to stay the course. While Don liked to express the well-turned catchy phrase, he valued expressing the truth even more. "True to you" was not just a book title.
Thank you, friend. God keep you wrapped forever in divine grace.
Don performed our wedding ceremony in Edmonton in 1979, relatively soon after I got to know him really (my husband knew him much longer than I). Don and Beth were in Toronto after we moved to Newfoundland and we had several really nice visits with he and Beth when in Ontario. I also had the privilege of introducing Don when he conducted workshops in NL related to the Project Teen Canada project. I have always experienced both Don and Beth to be very wise people and enjoyed every conversation I ever had with them. I considered each of them a friend. Don’s books and insights contributed to my Christian growth and I will always be grateful for them.