Donald C. Brinton
(October 3, 1927-February 1, 2022)
We miss him dearly...
In memoriam of Donald Charles Brinton, pioneer broadcaster, beloved family patriarch, respected businessman and generally, to all those who encountered him, "a hail fellow well met"...
It is with heartbreak that we announce the passing of our dear father Donald C. Brinton, on February 1st, 2022 at the ripe old age of 94. He lived a good life and we are so proud of him. He will be deeply missed as well as a hard act to follow. :)
Although his last few years were complicated by Alzheimer’s, Don’s passing was relatively swift and simple, surrounded by his loved ones during those last days.
Don is pre-deceased by his first wife Lois Brinton (nee Hancock) and mourned by his second wife Paula Cline. Don leaves behind his three grown children Holly, Chris and Susan Brinton, as well as five grandchildren: Evan and Graham (Holly), Zachary and Allison (Chris), and Patrice Brinton (Susan). Patrice is also the mother of Don’s five great-grandchildren: Emilia, Abigale, Penelope, Frejya and the most recent addition Uzziah Donald Brinton (aged 1yr).
Don grew up during the depression and was the youngest child of a farming family in Vegreville, Alberta, and that Prairie pride stayed with him all his days. He enjoyed many successful years in the Canadian broadcasting industry during its heyday, and developed many strong and lifelong friendships over the years. Don was very social and hated to miss a party, in his charming and easy way. After retirement, we spent many summer evenings up at the cottage together singing and playing music, usually with Don on the spoons or harmonica, or on the patio of his home where we could gaze upon his original and self-painted wall mural of the Tuscan hillside.
He was one of a kind... and his absence will be keenly felt.
We miss you already, Dad.
Holly, Chris and Susan Brinton
'till we meet again...
Note: We have decided not to hold a funeral at this time, but are planning to have a memorial service in the spring. If you'd like to be kept informed of this, please let us know below. If you would like to make a donation in Don's name, he and Paula appreciated and were warmly supported by the Alzheimer Society of BC. (https://alzheimer.ca/bc/en/take-action/donate)
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