Don (George Raymond) Wigg

June 29, 1932 – December 9, 2015

It is with great sadness that the family of Don Wigg announces his peaceful passing at Moog & Friends Hospice House on December 9, 2015 following an 8 month battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Diana; his four daughters, April (John) MacLeod, Gina Hansinger, Michelle (Randy) Magaw and Shannon (Ken) Gillis; his four grandchildren, Katelyn, Paloma, John and Levi; one sister, Gladys Redman of Vernon; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Mabel Anne (1976) and Albert Wigg (1949) as well as 12 brothers and sisters. Don was the youngest of fourteen. Don was born in Nelson, BC and was part of a well-known Nelson family. He left Nelson at the age of 5 with his Mom and moved to Vernon where he graduated from high school. He then started his career with Okanagan Telephone Co. in Vernon but then moved to Penticton to continue his career with OK Tel. This was where he met his wife Diana. Diana was a telephone operator for OK Tel. Don got up enough nerve to ask her out on a date and the rest is history. They were married on Jan. 30, 1960. It was 4 years after that they started their family. Don was devoted to his family. He was our “Rock”. He will always be remembered for his unconditional love, his kind heart and sense of humour. He loved people and making them laugh. He retired from BC Tel after 43 years. He soon realized that retirement was not for him and then worked at Super Car Wash for 10 years and Wise Guys Car Wash for 8 years. He was 82 years old when he was forced to retire due to illness. The family wishes to thank the nurses at Moog & Friends and Drs. Masson, Caskey and Nixon for their outstanding compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be directed to Penticton & District Hospice Society, 129 Nanaimo Ave. W., Penticton, V2A 1N2. Condolences may be shared by visiting www.everdenrust.com

His legacy will live on forever through his family.

He will be deeply missed.


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