GREEN, DONALD (DON) ROSS
JULY 18, 1920 – MAY 28, 2013
Don was born in
New Westminster and
spent his later youth in
England. Shortly before
the war Don enlisted in
the Royal Navy, training
as a radio telegrapher.
He served in several
theatres of war latterly
as a submariner in
SE Asia. Following the
war he tried a number
of occupations, working hard to support his wife and family of 4 children. Finding a use for his radio skills in aviation, he eventually became
a pilot, working in both the UK and Middle East.
His flying career culminated in becoming Chief Pilot
and Operations Manager in Libya. Retiring from flying,
he came “back home” to Kelowna where he became a
successful and well-known realtor. In his 60s he met and married Helen with whom he enjoyed 32 years of happiness. Don was a warm and friendly person, always willing to
lend a hand. He valued his friends most highly.
He will be truly missed by both his family & friends.
A celebration of Don’s life will be held Thursday, June 6th
at 2:30 pm at Springfield Funeral Home,
2020 Springfield Rd., Kelowna.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to
Central Okanagan Hospice Association – Hospice House, 2035 Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 2Z6.
Condolences may be sent to the family
by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com