Donald C. Deacon

In Memorial

It is with a saddened heart that Richard Nelson Deacon, the son of Donald Clifford Deacon, enlists the help of this online service to tell the people of the area and of British Columbia / Alberta that his father has passed away suddenly on January 22, 2018 of natural causes.
Don leaves to mourn him, his son, Richard Nelson Deacon, Richard’s wife Diane Deacon, and their son’s, Don’s grandsons; Jordan Clifford Deacon and Mitchell James Deacon.
Don is predeceased by his father Harry Clifford Deacon, Mother Ruth Deacon Harrison, step father Albert Harrison and sister Ruth Deacon. Don is Survived by his brothers Albert, Chuck (Pat) Bob, George, Lorne (Linda) and his sisters Alice (Randy) Mirasovsky and Marriann (Don) Rivard. And is loved by all his nieces and nephews.
Don was born October 10, 1949. He went to school between Wainwright and Edson, Alberta. Don was married to a woman named Cheryl Annas from 1975 – 1993, they had two kids Tara Lee and Richard Nelson.
Around 1980 Don started to work with the CN and he worked there as an Engineer for 28 years until he retired. In 2007, after retiring, he moved to Maple Ridge, where he’s lived happily until the event of his passing.
In past years Don has proudly volunteered at the One Way Club here in Maple Ridge. He has come to know and care about many people and has also enjoyed them and their friendships.
Don was loved by all who knew him and will be missed dearly.
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  1. Rosanne Braniski :

    Please Rest In Peace my friend. You’re at home with the Lord now and the angels.

  2. Sending my deepest sympathies to Don’s family.. I met the family when we lived two doors from them in Edson in the sixties.. Awesome people.. They became like family…My prayers are with you..

  3. Brian stephen :

    My deepest condolences

  4. Carrie Graham :

    Oh my dear people, what a light you’ve lost. What a light we’ve all lost. Don was a wonderful, wonderful person, a kind and loving man, and a devoted father and grandfather. He loved you all so much, and the world is a bit colder now that he’s gone.

    All my love, blessings, and sympathies in this time of sorrow.

  5. Sarah Dickens :

    My condolences to Richard and family. I’m Sarah and Don was my best friend over a decade as we lived in the same M. Plaza for years. I’m so sorry to all of you for this sudden loss. He spent hours over the decade plus, sharing about his trips to visit Richard and Diane and his grandsons. I wish I had met you as he made us feel like we new you. He was so proud and love you so much you know.. I wish I could be there over, yet its with a saddened heart Carrie and I were unable to be there. I send so much love to you all, and all family, plus Drayco was his buddy he was always showing me pics. If there is anything I can do from Victoria, where I am please don’t hesitate during this sad time. Can’t imagine what you are going through so words can’t say. I’m sorry, sending love and he was so wonderful. I can’t get off to be there so…….god bless and I wish I could be there to give you all hugs.

  6. Rochelle Pardy :

    My dear friend Don, you made me laugh…you saw my tears…you spread joy and hope everywhere you went. You were thoughtful…kind and always a gentleman. You left an imprint on my soul and very grateful to have known such a stellar man. You will be missed! Heaven has an angel…my sincerest condolences to all that knew and loved you.

  7. My deepest condolences to all the family Don was a wonderful person and an even better friend. He was so selfless, kind, compassionate, giving and caring. It was a true honour to have him as a friend. It was my privilege it have had him in my life. He was my friend and I loved him dearly. If anything you can have solace in knowing he was loved my many and his life was very full of joy and happiness.

  8. Barry Lubarsky :

    Rest In Peace Don. Enjoyed working with you and the many beers we shared growing up in Edson. My condolences to Don ‘s family and to surviving brothers and sisters.

  9. On behalf of the Railvets of Southern Alberta, we would like to pass on our condolences on the passing of Don Deacon. My name is Brian Woods, and I had the pleasure of working with Don in and out of Calgary in the 80’s and 90’s. Don always carried out his duties with complete professionalism,and he was a good guy to work with, and who could forget that laugh of his!! RIP Don

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