Donald James McIntyre passed away peacefully at Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater, B.C., on Feb. 15, 2005.
Born in Chatham, Ont. in 1918, he was the son of Alexander McIntyre and Emma (Newkirk) McIntyre and raised by Bessie (McLeod) McIntyre. His brother Doug and his sister Jean predeceased him. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Patricia O’Grady from Fort Garry, Man., as well as his sons Douglas (Kimberly) of Redwood City, California, John (Terri) of Clearwater, B.C., his daughter Sheila (Saada) of Ottawa, Ont. and his grandson Kale of Prince George, B.C.
He graduated from Queen’s University, Science 1940 as P.Eng. He served in the Royal Canadian Engineers during 1941 — 1945. He landed on D-Day, serving as Captain, 23rd Field Regiment, 3rd Division, was wounded at Arnhem in 1944 and was discharged in April, 1945.
In 1948 — 1957 he served with the Third Field Regiment in Montreal, retiring as Lt.-Col. C.D.
His business career was with Canada Metal and British Metal in Montreal and then, in 1961, to Toronto to be with Noranda Sales Corp. Here he was a trader in secondary and pure metals, particularly copper. He found it a fascinating and fulfilling career that took him around the globe. He retired from Noranda Sales as a senior vice-president in 1980.
Pat and Don retired to their country home in Elora, Ont. and then moved to Surrey, B.C. In 2003 they came to Clearwater, B.C. to be closer to their son John, a resident here for many years. A Celebration of Life will be held in May.