Donald George Mayfield of Williams Lake, BC, died peacefully at the Cariboo Memorial Hospital on the morning of January 31, 2015, due to complications from heart disease.
Donald was born on October 11, 1940, the second child of Melvin and Patricia Mayfield of the 141 Mile House Ranch. He grew up on the Alkali Lake and Springhouse ranches and attended school in Williams Lake. After his parents sold Springhouse, he worked as a ranch hand in the Cariboo and a long-haul truck driver in the United States. He settled in the Kamloops area in the mid-1970s and trained as a machinist at the Highland Valley copper mine in Logan Lake until his retirement in 2004. Donald was president of the Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship for a number of years. He met Anita in 2002 in Kamloops and they were married soon after. They were active in the Kamloops Full Gospel Tabernacle and in the River of Life Church.
In 2012, they moved to Williams Lake, where they joined the congregationof the Calvary Church.
Throughout his life, he enjoyed most sports but was happiest in the country, especially with a boat and a fishing pole. He is survived by his wife, Anita, Anita’s sons, Ken Budzak of Surrey and Eric Budzak of Williams Lake, her grandchildren, Katana and Noah Hill and Autumn Budzak, his brothers Philip and Gordon of Williams Lake and Roy of Kirkland, Washington.
A memorial service will be held at 1 PM February 7, 2015, at Calvary Church, 620 Carson Drive, Williams Lake, BC. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Salvation Army,
Williams Lake Corps.
LaPrairie’s Funeral Services entrusted with arrangements.