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Donald Clifford Gaynor

Donald Clifford Gaynor

Donald Clifford Gaynor of Victoria, BC, passed away on Jan 2, 2023, in Royal Jubilee Hospital of Victoria after a short illness. Don was born in Winnipeg in 1944 and received his education in Vancouver, BC. After a B.Sc. in Mathematics at the University of British Columbia, he spent most of his career in Calgary working as an Information Technology specialist.
A childhood birthday gift of a film developing kit started his life-long hobby of photography. His greatest joy was a thirty-six-year association with Lake O’Hara Lodge in Yoho National Park, first as a seasonal employee and later as a photographer and software developer. His photographs of the Lake O’Hara area were collected into books titled “The Lodge at the End of the Rainbow” and “Lake O’Hara Lodge Staff Photos”.
Don was predeceased by his father and mother, Clifford and Peggy Gaynor, and his only sister Patty. His friends will fondly remember a considerate, humble person with many hobbies and interests who gladly used his skills to help others.

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  • Murray Maffey -

    I was sorry to hear of Don’s passing. I will miss our discussions at the UASBC meetings. I will also miss exchanging information with him on Target Shooting and Reloading.

  • John Middleton -

    Very sad to hear about Don’s passing! He will be sadly missed by the gang at the Underwater Archaeological Society of BC where he was a member for many years. We always enjoyed hearing about his adventures at Lake O’Hara. He was a kind, and considerate person and was well liked by all.

  • Barry and Val Conn -

    Don, you were a great friend and will be really missed. Val and I are both so happy that you got Val watching so many of her favorite videos of Andre Rieu. Don, we shared a great mutual interest in model railroading and very much enjoyed our visits to Nanaimo and your visits here.

  • Joyce E Elliott -

    Dear Don, You were such a gentle soul and I will miss your kind and quiet ways. I will look at your photos I have saved with gratitude.

  • Linda Vaxvick -

    Farewell Don, you left us too soon. We will cherish the Lake O’Hara book and the many fun memories from XC skiing to fish lunches.

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