Donald Angus Tait
“Donny” – “Taiter”
1952 – 2015
It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Donald Angus Tait. After a short battle with cancer, Don passed away on September 14, 2015 with his family by his side.
Don was born in Kimberley and spent his youth in Marysville where he was active in hockey and baseball. He was a gifted skier and water skier. Don enjoyed motor bikes, snow mobiles, race cars and any sport that gave him a rush of excitement!
Don was a Light Duty Auto Mechanic at Marysville Motors and then worked as a Heavy Duty Mechanic at Fording River in Elkford where he worked for 32 years before retiring in 2013. He was known for his many talents which included hard work and a willingness to help anyone in need. Don’s greatest enjoyment was spending time at Granite Creek in Idaho with his loving wife Susan and beloved son Jason. While at the lake he loved to fish, visit and spend quality time with his many friends and relatives.
Don is survived by Susan, his devoted wife and best friend for 34 years, his son Jason (Julie), daughter Lisa (Garland), granddaughters Taylyn and Kennedy, his sister Irene (Doug), Rob and Scott Wallace who are his cousins, but so close they were like siblings, his cousin Tammie, Auntie Vi, many nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his mother Lylith, father Archie and close relative Bob Wallace as well as his in-laws Bob and Rose.
Don was happiest when working in his garage, fixing cars or just goofing off with friends. He always had a saying “what happens in the garage, stays in the garage!”
“The garage is now closed.”
At Don’s request, there will be no funeral service. Instead, raise your glass and make a toast to him. The family will have a celebration of Don’s life on July 1, 2016 at Granite Creek, Idaho.
He will be forever in our hearts.
God saw you getting tired
And a cure was not to be
So he put his arms around you
And whispered, “come with me”
With tearful eyes we watched
You slowly fade away.
Although we loved you dearly,
We would not make you stay
A golden heart stopped beating
Your hard working hands put to rest
God broke our hearts to prove to us
“He only takes the Best.”
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.
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