Donald Allan Shannon

Donald Allan Shannon

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Donald Allan

Shannon on Friday, April 7th, 2017. Don is survived by his wife Elizabeth, sons

Terry (Donna), Dan (Cheryl), and daughter Kathi. Survived by his 13

grandchildren: Andi Shannon (Giles), Darien (Chris) Allan, Kara (Pex)

Shannon-Leweni, Josh (Kelly) Shannon, Lola (Matt) Gillies, Shanna (Rob)

Wighton, Ben Marks, Candice (Jamie) Dods, Megan Wright, Danielle Shannon,

Lindsay Shannon (Dustin), Tyrone (Tanya) Shannon and Kerrilyn Shannon (Chad).

He is survived by his sisters Suzanne and Patricia. He is predeceased by his

daughter Nancy in 1999 and his sister Jean in 2015. Don was born in Consort

Alberta on August 31st, 1931 to Alvyn and May Shannon. The family left their

grain farm in Alberta and arrived in the Alberni Valley in 1935. Don spent

the next 80 years living on and developing the family dairy farm out on

Beaver Creek Road at the foot of the Beaufort Range. Don was an optimistic

man with a tremendous work ethic and a sunny disposition. His great sense of

humour was well known. He liked people and enjoyed engaging with them and

listening to their stories. He will be fondly remembered by his many

friends, and will be deeply missed by his family. Don’s wishes were for no

formal service and in lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Alzheimer’s

society.

Alberni Valley News


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