BEST DonaldPosted: March 14th, 2013
June 28, 1944 – March 7, 2013
Donald Arthur Best, aged 68, passed away at Claresholm, Alberta on March 7, 2013.
He is survived by his wife Virginia; his children Shawn of Airdrie; Rebecca Howe (Harlan Smith) of Nanton; Tyler (Karli) of Carstairs and Rob (Marla) Carlson of Airdrie.
Don is also survived by his grandchildren Stan, Dace, Donovan, ShayLeigh, Ida and Rilyn. He is also survived by his sister Sharon (Reinhardt) Bonzack of Canmore.
Don was predeceased by his mother Ida Hahn, stepfather Ab; his two brothers Ray and Bob; his two sisters Janie and Sylvia and one son, Rick Bowers of Saskatchewan.
Don was born and raised in Stavely. He had a lengthy career as a ranch hand and fencer. He also spent time as a rodeo clown / bull fighter and as an oil worker. Don has touched many people in his life and will be sadly missed.
A celebration of Don’s life will be held at the Stavely Community Hall on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Jeff Enfield presiding.
Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.leydens.com. Arrangements entrusted to LEYDEN’S FUNERAL HOME, Claresholm. Tel: 403-625-3212.