Donald Eversley Glass

Don simply could not live without his love Jackie and chose to join her on March 27, 2019 in Victoria. Born in 1935 in Prince Rupert, Don soon moved to his permanent home of Victoria. Don was an accomplished athlete and excelled at tennis, curling, soccer, rugby, fastball, and hockey. He also enjoyed the outdoors and met the love of his life, Jackie, on the way back from a hunting and fishing trip in the Cowichan Valley. Don worked for 37 years at BC Tel as a repairman and a lineman. In 1979, a tragic work-place accident led to his electrocution and the loss of his two legs. Don’s courage and strength enabled him to recover and work up to his retirement in 1991. “Donnie” was known to tip a couple back and was often the life of the party! Don will be remembered for his laugh, his charisma, his love of family, and his incredible physical and emotional strength. “Oh Donnie Boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling . . .” have a great first dance with Jackie!

He is predeceased by his wife of 36 years Jackie (Rosman), mother Alma (Horne), father Frank, sister Lavone, and daughter Dena. He is survived by his sister Doris (Don) Joyner and his loving children, Darrel, Deidre (Jim) Solberg, Darryl (Kyla), Kevin (Teresa), and Ron (Nicole). He was extremely proud of his grandchildren Ashley, Kim, Lynsey, Caleb, Thaddeus, Gideon, Hannah, Shae, Hanne, Haydon, Finn, and Kees.

After selling the family home on Willing Drive, Don spent his last years’ at Douglas Care. He enjoyed the live music and a good game of crib. The staff of Douglas Care and Dr. Keeler are to be thanked for allowing Don to get the most out of his final years. A private family remembrance will be held in the summer. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

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  1. To my cousin Darryl and my other cousin Darrel, Kevin, Ron, Deidre and all of your families I want to express my sympathy and sadness. Uncle Don was truly an individual and I will miss him!

  2. Cathy Campbell

    I met Don in 1958, a big man in a little Nash Rambler, he was full of fun.
    Ive seen him over the years, as he was a good friend of my late husband Terry Campbell both of BC tel.
    I see you walking and playing sports in your next life, Don and always with a grin.

  3. Ollie Bedlington

    So sorry to hear your Dad is gone, he was such a character, never left my place without a toot on his ‘train horn’. I miss your Mom very much and would like to be at your get together in the summer if possible. Sending you all my love.

  4. I was a school chum of Don’s at Doncaster and at Mt Doug. My name is Don McMillan. I was sorry to read in the Colonist of his passing. Your dad was a good guy and we always got along well back then. I guess I’m getting nostalgic in my old age but it’s good to look back and remember good times and genuinely good people like Don Glass. Enjoy your memories! I will be donating to the Alzheimer’s Society in Don’s name.

  5. It was interesting to read about Don, I have great memories and reading the obit made me think of the many times with him and Jackie. Getting him to canoe club was great and to see him at Purden Lake in Prince George.
    Good friends

  6. carol williams

    On behalf of the Mt Doug Alumni Assoc. please accept our sincere sympathy on the passing of Don who attended Mt. Doug .

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