CAVERS, Donald

Posted: January 23rd, 2020

Donald “Don” Cavers

1936 – 2020

Mr. Donald “Dapper” Matthew Cavers of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Maggie Cavers (nee Delaney), passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at the age of 83 years. Don was born at the Galt Hospital in Lethbridge on September 22, 1936 to parents Doc and Helen Cavers. He was raised in Lethbridge and went to school at St. Josephs. Don considered himself a “True Northsider.”. He was encouraged by his uncle Mike Douglas to take up golfing at a young age, and soon became the young “Tiger Woods” of Lethbridge, his home club being Henderson Lake Golf Club. Don created a name for himself by winning many local and provincial championships. He was just 16 years old when he charged into the golf spotlight by winning the Alberta Juvenile Championship, and later captured the Lethbridge Country Club Invitational Crown in 1955, 1957, 1962, 1963 and 1965, and in 1961 he set a course record of 66 which stood until the course was redesigned. He was inducted into the Lethbridge Hall of Fame in 2000. Golf was Don’s life- he was a pro as well as a Superintendent at many clubs in Southern Alberta and could always be seen at a golf club somewhere. Don was also an avid hockey player, as well as a curler. He was well respected by all that knew him, and he loved nothing more than being with friends. Don is survived by son, Doug (Della) Cavers of Calgary and their children, Brittany and Ashley; son Christopher Cavers of Calgary; stepchildren, Mandy (Dave) Shannon of Lethbridge and their children Mackenzie and Kayleigh; Richard Ragan and his children Kourtney and Charlee; Samantha Berard and her children, Jaymee and Breanna; Larry Berard,and his son Daxxen. Don was predeceased by his parents, Doc and Helen; and his first wife, Diane (Donaldson) Cavers. A Celebration of Don’s Life will be held from 4:00pm to 8:00pm on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at NORDBRIDGE SENIORS CENTRE, 1904- 13 AVENUE NORTH, Lethbridge, Alberta. Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, donations may be made in Don’s name to the Alzheimer’s Society of Alberta, 202 2 Ave S #40, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0E3.

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3 Condolences for “CAVERS, Donald”

  1. Colin and donna says:

    Sorry to hear about don all our love Colin and Donna

  2. DARRELL and Gail says:

    Deepest sympathy to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you

  3. Grant Neidig says:

    I know this is rather late but I just found out that Don had passed last year! I used to live in Lethbridge until I moved to BC in 1968. I used to caddy for Don until I started to play better golf and then we became competitors against each other. Don was one of the nicest men I knew at that time and I am sure he is still truly missed!

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