Donald Emerson Kyle of Chilliwack, aged 69, passed away on Aug. 18, 2003 at Chilliwack General Hospital, after a brave battle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Carole (nee Thiel); his children, Deborah (John), and Scott (Carol Lee); and his grandchildren, Jenna, Reid and Guylaine, all of Nova Scotia. He is also survived by his brother James of Ontario.
He was predeceased by his father, Emerson (1986), and his mother Mabel (1999), both of Ontario.
Don was born in Clinton, Ont. on December 22, 1933. He was raised in Kippen, Ont. where he developed a life long interest in fishing and other outdoor activities. Prior to his marriage to Carole in 1958, Don began a 44-year career in the mobile home and recreational vehicle manufacturing business, concluding with Western Canada RV of Abbotsford in 1999. For those who had the opportunity to know him, Don will be remembered as honest, dignified and hard working.
A memorial service will be held in Ontario at a later date.
For those wishing to honour his memory, the family kindly requests that donations be made to the B.C. Lung Association, or a charity of choice.