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Charles Don Mccracken

September 2, 1926 - November 30, 2013


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Don on November 30th 2013 at the age of 87 years.  Don was born in Montreal, September 2nd, 1926, to Margaret and John McCracken.  He received his education in Montreal and enjoyed his as a structural engineer. Two of his favorite projects were the CN tower in Toronto and the Nelson orange bridge.  While spending summers at the family cottage in the Laurentians, at the age of 16, he met the love of his life, Shirley.  They celebrated 58 years of marriage this year.  Don enjoyed many sports excelling in squash, swimming and skiing.  He had a great love of animals and there was always a family dog by his side.  He and Shirley took many trips together and particularly enjoyed England, Wales and Scotland.  He was a long time member of the Lions Club back east and upon moving to Nelson, he became a Gyro.  Don is survived by his loving wife Shirley, and his only child Jill (Randall), two beloved grandsons Jarrod (Angelique) and Tyler, and one great-grandson, Foster.  Don’s sense of humor will be remembered by extended family member and many friends.  The family would like to express their great appreciation to Dr. Jim Noiles and to the wonderful staff at Jubilee Manor for their compassionate care Don received over the past five years. Special thanks to our sister-in-law Edna Whitely for always being there.  At Dons request, there will be no service.  The family will have a private celebration of life at a later date.  


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From: Barb Price
Relation: caregiver

Although i’m glad Don’s battle is over, I will miss him dearly. He was always so jovial and friendly to me; his sense of humor often helped me through the day. I hope that you will stop up once in a while Shirley after the dust settles. I know we’ve all been expecting this for a while now, but it just doesn’t make it any easier when it comes right down to it, does it. Sending love and strength to you all. Barb Price

From: Elaine Rutherglen
Relation: Friend

We are very saddened to hear of Don’s passing and would like to express are sincere condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts are with you all.
Elaine and Dulcie Rutherglen

From: Stewart Enderton
Relation: neighbour

I was shocked and saddened to learn about Don. My condolences to you and your family.

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