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
Any further contacts can be made through the following email address:
Arrangements have been entrusted to Pleasant Valley Home,