Don Cockwell

Don Cockwell

1938 – 2015

Don passed away on Monday, December 28, 2015 at East Kootenay Regional Hospital with his family at his side.

Don was born April 19, 1938 in Barrie, Ontario. On September 1, 1958, he married Donna Purnell and they raised their children in Cranbrook. Don really enjoyed life in the East Kootenays. He loved the outdoors and all it had to offer, especially golfing. Other hobbies included curling, woodworking and playing his guitar for sing songs.

Don had a deep and true love for his family and friends. He was a true gentleman who was always willing to help others, and he cared deeply for the community.

Don is survived by his wife Donna, son David (Sandi), daughter Deanna (Eric), 4 grandchildren Jason, Chantel (Willy), Bryan, Aaron (Sharla), 3 great grandchildren Aviana, Jailyn, Taya, numerous nieces and nephews, 2 brothers Jack (Carol) and Greg, and by his sister Marilyn.

A Celebration of Life service for Don was held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at McPherson Funeral Home in Cranbrook. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cranbrook Hospice Society, #230 – 20 – 23rd Avenue South, Cranbrook, BC, V1C 5V1.

Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.

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