May 31, 1939 – September 19, 2019
It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Donald Elias Danroth on September 19, 2019
Don was born in Lucky Lake, Saskatchewan on May 31, 1939 and grew up with his 10 siblings on the family farm in Demaine, Saskatchewan. He moved to Victoria, BC in 1960 where he worked in the Automotive Industry.
In 1963 he married his high school sweetheart and they moved to Nanaimo where he started his career in Power Engineering at the Harmac Pulp Mill. Upon completion of a 10 year apprenticeship he obtained a 1st Class Engineering Certificate in l973. He had an interesting and varied career in Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Castlegar, Bandar Anzali, Iran, Prince Rupert and back to Castlegar where he retired in 2003. He was well known and highly respected for his expertise as a Power Engineer.
Following retirement he formed Danroth Consulting Services and continued to work in the industry in Hinton and Brooks, Alberta until 2015
Don enjoyed sports; all things related to the Canucks, camping, country music, dancing, apple pie and an ice cold Molson Canadian. He loved to watch his grandchildren play various sports and was so proud of their accomplishments. Don was an active member of the Moose Lodge in Prince Rupert, a long term trustee of the United Churches in Prince Rupert and Castlegar and enjoyed the fellowship with the Men’s Breakfast Group at Castlegar United.
He was a kind, gentle, generous man who will be missed by many.
Don was predeceased by his older brothers Carl, Stewart, Floyd and twin brother Ron, sisters Joyce, Helen, Grace and Clarice.
Left to mourn his passing is his loving wife of 56 years, Ethel, sons Jeff (Sherry), and Allan (Leanne), daughters Heather (Jeff ) and Christine (Kate) and six grandchildren: Campbell, Maggie, Scott, Coleman, Gavin and Parker whom he loved deeply. His sister Myrtle and brother Russell and numerous nieces and nephews also mourn his passing.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 2 PM at the Castlegar United Church, (809 Merry Creek Rd.) with a reception to follow. Rev. Greg Powell officiating. A private family burial has taken place.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, canuckplace.org or Canucks Autism Network, canucksautism.ca would be greatly appreciated.
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