Donald HEATH

Donald HEATH

HEATH, Donald Allan

1933 – 2012

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden and accidental passing of Donald Allan Heath, with his loving family by his side, on December 30, 2012 in Palm Springs, California. Don was born October 11, 1933 in Nipawin, Saskatchewan and spent his formative years in Melfort, Saskatchewan. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1953 to 1958, and then took over his father’s photography business in Melfort, Saskatchewan where he became a professional photographer. Eventually relocating to Vernon in 1975, Don was a well-known photographer and businessman, retiring in 1999. Don was actively involved in the community including Rotary and serving on the board of the Vernon Women’s Transition House. He will be forever loved and missed by his loving wife and best friend, Marion Heath; sons, Douglas (Sandra) Heath of Victoria, BC, Garry (Claire) Heath of Tustin, CA; daughter, Lisa-Dawn (Ian) Gillis of Ottawa, ON; and three grandchildren, Cara Heath, Bryan Gillis and Kathryn Gillis. Further cherishing his memory is his sister-in-law, Dorothy Gibbons, brother-in-law, Donald Gibbons and numerous nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church (3701 32 Avenue, Vernon, BC) with Rev, Dr. Teresa Charlton and Rev. Karl Janzen officiating. Those wishing to do so, may make a donation in Don’s memory to North Okanagan Hospice Society (3506 27 Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1S4). Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at

Arrangements entrusted to:


Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237

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