Posted: March 9th, 2021

Donald “Don” Roelofs

1941 – 2021

Mr Donald Roelofs of Lethbridge passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday March 5, 2021 at the age of 79 years.

Don spent his career as a mechanic. He could fix almost anything. Whether it was a back yard lawn mower or a 240-ton truck at the mines, he could always get it working again.

Throughout his life, he always loved photography. After retiring, his photography became an obsession. Whenever he attended an event, he took numerous photographs. It was always very well documented. He would often put together slide shows of the events for family and friends.

In the 80s, Don spent a few years working in the Yukon. Even though he had travelled all over the world, his love for the north had never left him. After his son Kent had moved back to the Yukon, he started an annual pilgrimage back north. He spent the majority of his summers in Faro, where his love of fishing and photography flourished.

Don is survived by his sons Michael (Angie) and Kenton (Melissa) and daughter Jennifer (Brett). Grandchildren Nicolletta, Melissa (Jordan), Marcella (Laine), Emilee, and Tyler, his sister Shirley (Jon), niece Christine (Ben), nephew Jimmy, and great niece Indira. He also leaves behind a number of very special cousins and friends.

He was always there when someone was in need. He had a very generous nature. We will always remember and miss him very much.

A private family Funeral Service will be held at 3:00 pm on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at Martin Brothers Riverview Chapel. Due to current restrictions, the service will be invite only.

The family invites those who wish to watch the service via livestream by going to and scrolling to the bottom of Don’s obituary.

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