Oct. 11 1933 to Jan. 12 2016
The Stone family is saddened to announce the passing of Donald Stone.
Don owned and operated Stoney`s well drilling for most of his life. He was an avid advocate for ground water stewardship and was one of the founding members of the BC groundwater association. His business career ranged from Ontario to BC then to the Yukon. His reputation was highly rated as a person who would take on all the tasks that other drillers would walk away from. In moving through the trials of life, he would take any task to provide for his family.
He was an avid fisherman, hunter, horse trader and a man of fun and mischief. His charismatic personality left a lasting impression on everyone he met. Not one to miss the opportunity to tell a fantastic story, or help a stranger, he was well known. No matter where he travelled, he would aways run into someone he knew and he could always tell you a story about them. He retained a sharp memory and could recite poems he learned as a child and was frequently caught singing a tune to himself.
He taught many of us the skills of fishing, hunting, cooking and of course, how to make coffee and a memorable breakfast. No one ever left the Stone house hungry and without a tale. He loved to cook breakfast on his griddle and feed everyone little samples as he would chuckle and tell another story.
Left to mourn is his devoted wife of 61 years of marriage, Helen. Also left to mourn is his sister Betty and husband Don (Calgary), his sister Carol
and husband Dean (Napanee), and his brother Steve and wife Murial (Halifax).
His children Heather and husband Don (Vancouver), Don and wife Elke (100 Mile House), Shawn and Gro, (Watson Lake,YT) deceased son Larry and his widow Helen (White Rock).
As well as 12 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews near and far.
And lastly, family friends for many years, the Petersons, Lily, Norma, Ross, Janet and Philip.
R.I.P. You have lived life, loved, and been loved by all to the fullest.