Donald Basil Robson of Williams Lake, B.C. passed away at the age of 72 on October 1, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born to the late Basil Henry Robson and Rachael Young Robson (nee Carmichael), December 21, 1941, in Vancouver, B.C. He attended Belmont Sr. High School in Langford, B.C.
Don was passionate about cars, fishing, traveling, reading and British TV shows. Known for his sense of humour, independence, and strong work ethic, Don could often be seen driving around town in his bright blue Subaru that he loved dearly, either engaged in conversation about cars, making people laugh at his quirky jokes or helping people in some capacity. He worked for Gibraltar Mines Ltd. within the maintenance department, before transferring to the warehouse in 2013. He retired shortly after. Never sitting still for long, Don returned to part-time work in various places to keep busy.
He is survived by his wife: Pattie Robson; Four stepchildren: Aaron Souza (Jung-Ah Kim), Cheron Souza (Leigh Jenkins), Karen Souza (Corey Riley), Darren Souza (Stephanie Ng); five grandchildren: Aden and Dylan Souza, Anthony Jenkins, Lincoln Souza and Derrick Riley; son: Wayde and his daughter: Cory and her family, brother: Robert Henry Robson (Regina Robson).
An Irish wake will be held at Compassionate Care Funeral Home in Williams Lake, B.C. on October 18, 2014 between 4:00pm — 6:00pm.
Those wishing to honour Donald’s memory by way of donation, may do so to the Cariboo Memorial Hospital Trust. To the many nurses, health care workers, friends and family, thank you for the love and support you have shown. In his last few weeks he had asked, “What did I do to deserve all this love?” He will not be forgotten.