Don Steinwand of Invermere, BC passed away peacefully on February 6, 2024 at the age of 83. He was surrounded by family at the time of his passing.
Don was born on June 5, 1940 and grew up on a prairie farm near Castor Alberta. In 1968, Don married Lillian Whitehead and initially lived in Kamloops BC where Don was working with United Trailer. They moved to Calgary and then Invermere where Don owned his own construction business. They welcomed Tracy, and Carrie as daughters, and were overjoyed to welcome their granddaughter Danica in 2009. His family was the joy of his life.
Don had a wide circle of friends throughout Canada, especially Invermere where he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and trapping. In true Don style he took up golf in his 70’s, and enjoyed the group at the Windermere Golf Course.
Don made an impact on everyone he met. He was big hearted and met friends everywhere he went….. after all a stranger is just a friend you haven’t met yet.
He is survived by his wife Lillian Steinwand, daughters Tracy Steinwand, Carrie Rickards (nee Steinwand) and granddaughter Danica Rickards, sister, Verna Holden (Larry Holden), brothers, Norman Stienwand (Marian), Albert Steinwand (Pat), Harry Stienwand (Sonia), as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and their families. Brother Allen, and sister Esther Pals as well as his parents David and Lydia passed before.
There are no words to express our appreciation to the homecare and the Invermere & District Hospital. Don was always cared for with compassion, dignity and love, and we are grateful.
Funeral Service will take place in Invermere, BC on Saturday, February 10 at 11 AM at Christ Church Trinity, 110 7th Ave, Invermere. Light refreshments will follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Angel Flight.
Private interment to follow.