Donald (Don) Ross Green

Donald (Don) Ross Green


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.


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