January 17, 1938 – May 22, 2021
On May 22nd 2021, the family was saddened to see Donald (Don) Guggisberg pass away after a brave battle with Amyloidosis. He fought his disease with the same persistence and determination that was typical throughout every endeavour during his life.
Don was predeceased by his wife Lin, and is survived by his wife Linda, his four daughters Julia (Randy), Sheri (Doug), Kim (Frank), Kelly (Johnathan) and by Linda’s children, Brandon and Daena, Don’s sister Diane and his nephew Danny.
Don was a proud Papa to 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Brenna, Jordan, Alex, Michael, Marcus, Felix, Xavier, Nathan, Ryley, Kaden, Ziya, Lukas and Levina-Lynn.
Don was born January 17, 1938 in Edmonton Alberta to Roy and Mary Guggisberg. Shortly thereafter, the family moved to Vancouver, BC.
Don had a real zest for life. During his 83 years on this planet, there were many pursuits into which he dabbled: attending UBC, teaching elementary school, selling real estate, owning a fish and chip shop, operating a lumber mill, piloting pleasure boats and planes, driving transfer trucks, all the while raising a family in Langley with Lin.
His boundless energy and curiosity guided his life making it full of activity, Don enjoyed meeting people and making friends as he and Linda travelled throughout the world.
The Langley Village was Don’s home for the past 1 1/2 years. There he received loving care with compassion and dignity from the Village’s amazing team.
A special thank you to Dr. Sarah Shahram, Dr. Mike Copland, Dr. Erica Peterson, Dr. Akangbou and the many others who supported Don and his family throughout this his final years.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a date to be determined when we can safely gather again.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice.
Memories and condolences can be sent to www.arbormemorial.ca/valleyview
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