Andrews, Donald Robert

October 21, 2017 - 8:02am
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Kamloops, B.C.

October 23, 1925 - October 11, 2017

Donald Robert Andrews died peacefully on October 11, 2017 in Kamloops, B.C. just shy of his 92nd birthday. Don was born in Rossland, B.C. October 23, 1925, the only child of Douglas and Emilia Andrews. Predeceased by his first wife Muriel in 1997, he is survived by his wife Patricia and his three children: Catherine, Elizabeth (Brad) and Douglas. Also his grandchildren Marita, Andrew, Bret, Danielle, Sarah, Donald, Christian, Fletcher and Simon. Great-grandchildren Loki and Griffin. All will miss the stable and consistent force of their grandfather. After his discharge from the army in 1945, he attended and graduated with a law degree from University of B.C. He began practicing law in Kamloops in 1951 and eventually formed the partnership Andrews Taylor and Company. He also served as solicitor and corporate secretary to Weyerhaeuser Canada until his call to the bench in 1980. He returned to Weyerhaeuser Canada as Vice President of Legal Affairs in 1982 and continued until his retirement in 1996. Don was a dedicated and proud contributor to his community. He was a member of Rotary for 46 years, served on the Board of Directors of Royal Inland Hospital for 23 years including 8 years as Chairman and was Chairman of the Library Fundraising Campaign at Thompson River University. He was also instrumental in the creation of the Faculty of Law at TRU. Don thoroughly enjoyed hunting and fishing with his friends and grandchildren and spent many happy moments out on a lake with his fly rod. He retired to his hobby farm where he took pride in his garden, orchard and the animals on Drapple Farm. He always had a spaniel at his side. Donations on Don's behalf can be made to the Dean of Law at Thompson Rivers University (TRU). 
Friends are invited to a celebration of life at Hotel 540 Kamloops, B.C. on Saturday, November 25, 2017 from 1 to 3 p.m. 
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Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Oct. 21, 2017