We announce with regret and relief the passing of Donald Lewis Wells at Parkview Place in Enderby on January 18, 2013. Don was born on September 27, 1928 in the Enderby Hospital and lived most of his life in the area. He was the grandson of two of Grindrod’s early pioneer families; Emma and William Monk, and Jemima and George Wells. As an only child he was surrounded with aunts, uncles, and cousins and found many ways to amuse himself. His father passed away when Don was just 15 years old. From then on, he farmed with his mother, Helen, along with the help of valued neighbours. Don was always community minded. Throughout his life he sat on the boards of many organizations including the Grindrod Farmers Hall, Grindrod Park, Enderby Hospital, Parkview Place, Enderby Museum, and was one of the early members of the Grindrod Credit Union, later serving as President. In his younger years, Don was kept busy most weekends playing saxophone with the Enderby City Band and later on the Swingsters Dance Band. He starred in many productions put on by the Grindrod Players Club. He, along with Gordon Volker, was a founding member of the Grindrod Airforce flying club which is still a weekly Sunday event for it’s members. Don leaves behind his devoted wife Irene of 58 years, as well as his four sons Randy(Sherry), Rick (Jean), Ron (Cindy), and Rod. He also leaves his seven grandchildren Ryan, Brandi, Devan, Keegan, Kaylee, Holly, and Sarah as well as four great granddaughters Rylyn, Elianna, Kaia, and Anika. He will be greatly missed and long remembered by family and friends. The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the doctors and staff of Parkview Place for their kindness and care during his stay. A family service will be held at Grindrod Gospel Church on Saturday January 26, 2013 at 11am followed by a Memorial tea from 1pm to 3pm at the Enderby Drill Hall. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.MyAlternatives.ca.
Cremation arrangements entrusted to
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