Donald William Powell


Powell, Donald William passed away suddenly at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on June 17, 2021.

Don was born in Edmonton, AB in 1936. He moved to Victoria as a young man working in the shipyards. Don then began a 60 plus year career in Real Estate and land development that took him and his family from Prince George to Vancouver and eventually to Nanaimo in the early 1970s. He and his wife, Doris moved to Gabriola Island in the early 1990’s. Don was a fishing and hunting enthusiast. Some of his fondest memories were commercial fishing with his father-in-law in the French Creek area of Vancouver Island. He enjoyed spending many hours in his garden. Don’s grandchildren were the highlight of his life. He loved his siblings and all his nieces and nephews. He was a great friend, a confident, a mentor and a surrogate father to many. Don enjoyed life to the fullest.

Don is survived by his spouse, Doris, his children; Brad (Kathy), Sherri (Shawn), Charlene, Don (Teresa) and Barclay, numerous grandchildren, his siblings; Sue (Richard) and Judy (William) and a large extended family. Donald is predeceased by his father; Harry Powell and his mother; Edna Aldous and siblings; Jack, Edwin, Fran, Harry, Flo, Billy, Julia and Eric.

No service by request.