Donald McIntyre

Donald Roy

McIntyre

1928 – 2008

Sadly we announce the death of Don McIntyre on Friday July 18, 2008 in

his 80th year.

Don, the youngest of 8 children is predeceased by his parents the Rev

R.J. and Mrs. R.J. Mcintyre, three brothers and 4 sisters.

He leaves to remember him his wife of 56 years Geraldine, his son Bruce

(Deanna) Squamish and daughters Donna (Paul Cleminson) Caimbridge

ON, Janet (Barry Brewer) grandchildren Meagan and Colin Brewer, Vernon,

and Kathleen (Dave Dandeneau) of Pender Island, as well as many

nieces and nephews.

After graduating from Kitsilano S.S., Don attended UBC (arts) and the

Vancouver Normal School. He held various teaching and administrative

positions in Vancouver and Kelowna, and retired from K.L.O. S.S. in 1985.

Don was a ‘master teacher’ and an outstanding coach of many sports

specializing in basketball and track and fifi eld.

His love of athletics was exhibited throughout his life as a team member,

coach, and sports administrator. As a player, he counts among his

memorable experiences playing for the Vancouver Reps against the touring

New Zealand All Blacks on two occasions, and scoring one basket for

the Vancouver all-stars against the Harlem Globe Trotters. As a coach,

his teams regularly won zone, valley and provincial championships. He

devoted countless hours to community activities and his volunteer work

was acknowledged in Kelowna when he accepted the Bob Giordano

Citizens Award in 1982. His oldest daughter, Donna, received the Augie

Chicone award in the same year.

Don was president of the BC High School Boy’s Basketball Association

in 1972 and recieved an honour award from BC Sports in 1985. Since

moving to Vernon in 1989, Don involved himself in Senior Slo-Pitch and

was one of 3 residents instrumental in starting the Vernon competative

team a year later. Vernon now has several teams participating in the

Seniors Okanagan Slo-pitch Association league.Lately he became an enthusiastic

member of several bowling teams and once again surrounded

himself with new friends.

His family is gathering to celebrate his life at a private reception later

this month. Thank you for the calls, notes and flfl owers expressing your

thoughtful condolences.

Any further contacts can be made through the following email address:

mcintyrefamily@live.ca

Arrangements have been entrusted to Pleasant Valley Home,

250-542-4333.