Donald Everett Godfrey

August 15, 1941 ~ February 26, 2020 (age 78)


GODFREY, Donald Everett

Aug 15, 1941 – Feb 26, 2020


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Donald (Don) Everett Godfrey.  Born in Winnipeg Manitoba, he lived there until moving to B.C. in 1968.


Don leaves behind his wife Ruth, son Derek (Gena), daughters Crystal and Janet, step-children Trevor (Lara) and Lisa, and seven grandchildren, Jordan, Justin, Jayson, Trey, Emma, Jack and Evelyn.  He will be missed by his sister Jeanette (Reg), niece Christine and nephew Craig (Pam), great nieces Erin, Brenna and Caitlyn.


Don retired from Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad in June 2009 after 38 years, leaving his job as a locomotive engineer. Don was passionate about golf and hockey, whether playing it or watching it.  In the last few years, he enjoyed a competitive game of bocce with his friends and neighbours at the Four Seasons at Terra Lago community where he and Ruth spent time during the winter months.


He was surrounded by his family as he passed away.  The family would like to thank Vancouver General Hospital ICU team for their tender care of Don and compassion for the family at his bedside.


There will be a CELEBRATION OF LIFE on Saturday April 25th, from 1 – 4 pm at the Star of the Sea Community Center, in White Rock.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Donald Everett Godfrey, please visit our floral store.


Celebration of Life
April 25, 2020

1:00 PM
Star of the Sea Community Center
15262 Pacific Ave
White Rock, BC V4B 1P7

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