Donald Christopher Nunn passed away suddenly from a brief illness, Wednesday, Sept. 17 at the age of 64 years.
Don’s passion was the outdoors. He spent much of his time quadding, fishing, camping and hunting. When he was not doing one of his favorite activities he was working in the outdoors running logging machinery and doing concrete work. He worked hard and loved his job.
Don spent a lot of time with his family. He leaves behind his loving partner, Wilma; daughter Katrina (Luke); son James (Tania); grandchildren Jacob and Amber. His family was very important to him and he always put them first. He enjoyed spending a lot of time with James and Katrina fishing, quadding and camping. They also made trips to Barkerville, Salmon Arm and the Shuswap area. Don helped mold them into the adults that they are now. He was very proud of both of his children and his grandchildren.
Don also leaves behind his sisters Lana Kirkby, Janet Siemens and Jacqui Smolne; brothers Steven Nunn, Michael Nunn, Rennie Nunn and Clinton Nunn; his mother Jessie Nunn. He was predeceased by his father Donald Nunn.
Don and Wilma met 16 years ago thru Wilma’s sister Jennie. Don often called her a “city girl”. Wilma learned over the years to enjoy the outdoors as much as Don did and she moved in with him in February 2014. They spent a lot of time quadding around the McDonnall Lake area, one of Don’s favourite spots. Don and kids spent many summers camping there.
Don’s other home was his cabin at Babine Lake. He spent many hours there, fishing on his boat with family and friends. In the fall of 2013 Don was able to get a hot tub, something he had always wanted. He called it the “office”. His grandson Jacob loved sitting in the hot tub with his ‘grandpa’. Don recently commented to Wilma, as he looked out the window at the family gathered in it, how proud he was that he had a family.
A Celebration of Life was held Saturday, Sept. 27 at Don’s home at 120 Stanga Road in Smithers.
R.A. Schrader Funeral Services