Donald Howard Lynds

Donald Howard Lynds
June 25, 1930 - July 31, 2018

Dad passed away peacefully July 31, 2018 at Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 25, 1930 to Howard and Evelyn Lynds in Winnipeg, MB.
After starting out shovelling coal on cargo ships in the Great Lakes, Dad tried bailing hay and trapping before becoming a 5th generation railway man.
He married the love of his life and best friend, Marjorie, on January 31, 1953. They made a few stops before settling in Thompson, MB where they raised their family of seven. After joining the Catholic Church, Dad became very active in the Knights of Columbus. He was a charter member of the Thompson Council, became a 4th Degree Knight and also became the Financial Secretary of the Knights and the Church.
In 1986 Mom and Dad moved to Portage La Prairie where he worked for the CNR until he retired after 40 years of service. They moved to Paint Lake until 1998 and then to Kamloops. Dad loved to participate in the ALS walks held yearly in June.
Dad leaves to mourn his children Rick (Thérèse), daughter-in-law Nancy (widow of Randy), Lori (Chris), Kathy (Roger), Marion (Clancy), Terry (David), and Janice. He also leaves behind 18 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren, sister Norma, brother-in-law Ron, brother Keith, and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife Marjorie, his parents, Howard and Evelyn, sister Marjorie, son Randy, grandson Dylan, brother-in-law Bob, sister-in-law Lorna, and sister-in-law Marion.
Memorial Mass was held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church, 635 Tranquille Rd., Kamloops BC.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice (72 Whiteshield Crescent S. Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9), or the ALS society of BC and Yukon.

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