Donald Frank Wagner
Donald (Don) Frank Wagner (73) passed away peacefully in his sleep June 15 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. He is pre-deceased by his wife Sandy and survived by his two sons, Kurt and Keith, and 4 grandchildren, Jackson, Daelyn, Nia, and Charlie. He came from a large family of seven siblings and is survived by 4.
Don was a respected member of the R.C.M.P. for his whole career and retired as a Corporal in Kelowna. He proudly talked about a time when he stood guard outside the hotel room of Pierre Trudeau. He made many lifelong friends at the various detachments he worked and places he lived over the years. He met his wife Sandy at his first posting in Fort St. John, before transferring to North Vancouver, Vancouver, Fraser Lake, Prince George, and eventually Kelowna.
Don will be remembered foremost as an outstanding father. He loved nothing better than to spend time with his family and friends. Countless days were spent skiing, fishing and riding motorbikes. He was always there to throw the ball, go for a swim, play golf or take the kids to the park. He was an avid hunter and fly fisherman, and loved to garden after his retirement. Don always had a dog and spent as much time with these companions as with anybody else. He seemed to be most at home, puttering around at his cabin and loved to spend as much time at the lake as he could. He will be dearly missed.
As per Don’s wishes, there will be no Memorial Service. His ashes will join his wife at the solitude of their cabin in Loon Lake. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of BC, 865 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 6P6.