The Percy family is devastated at the sudden death of Don Percy—the biggest, strongest limb in the family tree.
A modern ‘Bull of the Woods’, third-generation in the coastal logging industry, Don was the principal of the Percy Logging group of companies. He was a leader of men: courageous, calm and fair. He inspired loyalty and admiration in many.
To his extended family he was the ‘Gentle Giant’: a listener and advisor, a great conversationalist, perceptive, funny and direct. His sharp intellect and often quirky point-of-view, his beautiful smile, and a pat on the back were given to us freely. And always he cared, and was there.
For the last decade he cared particularly for our father George—now 100 years old—with amazing dedication. Always with his light touch and gentle strength.
To his own family Don was a loving and steadfast husband, father and grandpa. He and Elizabeth have created a close and loving family, to which he brought his personal ethics and integrity, his self-effacing ‘bigness,’ and always his kind heart. As the family grew with spouses and babies, so did his happiness. He was a man at peace with his life, a man who lived as he wanted to live, and did right as he saw fit. He has lifted us all with his example.
Don is survived by his wife Elizabeth, two children and five grandchildren (who of course adore Grandpa.) Also by father George, brother George (Maria), sister Hilary (Rodger), and nieces and nephews who thought he was just the best.
No service by his request. In lieu of flowers, donations may be offered to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation. Condolences may be offered at www.hollyburnfunerals.com