Donald Wayne Kvaas

In Memorial

Donald Wayne Kvaas
January 24, 1944 – November 6, 2011

It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Donny on Sunday, November 6, 2011, at Eagle Ridge Hospital

He is predeceased by his parents, Frederick and Madeline Kvaas, his infant brother, George, his brother, Alvin, in 2007, his youngest son, Todd in 2008, and his sister, Norma Rosk in 2010.

He leaves behind to mourn his passing and remember him forever, Janet, his loving wife of 42 years, his first son Wade (Lisa), his grandson Riley and his step granddaughter Paytyn; his sisters Dorothy McGhee, Thelma Wilson, Fia Wingert, Amy Paterson, Leona Plummer, Reta Lund and Trudean Trudeau; his brothers Fred, Roy (Marg), Gordon (Ardelle), Doug (Linda) as well as sister-in-law, Arla Kvaas and brother-in-law, Carl Rosk. He will be missed by his many nieces and nephews and their extended families, as well as the Carruthers family, the Irving family, and all his dear friends.

Our heartfelt thanks to the dedicated and compassionate staff at Hawthorne where Donald has resided since January, 2010. Special thanks to the Kang family.

Please join us for a Celebration of Don’s Life on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 1:00pm – Garden Hill Funeral Chapel – 11765 224th Street, Maple Ridge. In lieu of flowers, donations gratefully accepted by Alzheimer society of BC or Hawthorne Seniors Care Community.



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  1. Janet and Wade, please accept my sincere condolences at this difficult time. My heart just sank when I heard of Donald’s passing. Although it was under difficult circumstances, I enjoyed the many hours that I got to spend with you all. Janet, you and Donald shared such love…….it showed in the way you held his hands so lovingly and the way he smiled back at you. I will miss seeing you both every Tuesday and Thursday. Take care.

  2. Janet and Wade :

    Thank you so much Leanne for your condolences and your kind words. I admire you – you are such a special friend to Russell and his family and so good with his roomy and tablemates. Thank you. My “life routine” is so in shock without Donny. I am wound up, consumed and very busy with Saturday’s Celebration of his Life and I am fearful of the crash thereafter. Hope to see you on a Tuesday or Thursday some time down the road.
    Janet & Wade

  3. Donny will be in our hearts and minds forever. We loved him and will miss him always. With love to Janet and Wade and all Donny’s family.
    Dot and Gordie Harty & family.

  4. Thank you Dot & Gordie & family.
    He is gone and no more daily visits at Hawthorne. I am lost without that structure in my life.

  5. Heather Pearsall Mattila :

    So sorry for your loss Janet & family. I grew up in Hammond & knew his family as a young teen. “The best things in life comes in threes. Friends, Dreams & Memories.” Take care….

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