Don was born in Kingston, ON, on October 23, 1943, and died in Nelson, BC, on April 20, 2014, aged 70. He was a long‑time resident of Nelson, where he worked as a lineman for the City of Nelson before retiring in 2003. Before that he worked for the Federal Government as a meteorological technician in various postings including Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. During the last third of his life he became a Catholic, and his faith and his church were very important to him. He was a very shy, kind and loving man, beloved of all who knew him. He was a nature and animal lover, a patron of the arts, an avid reader and had a great appreciation for poetry, literature, fine art and classical music. Predeceased by his parents, Viva and Frank Flood, he is survived by his dog, Shadow, his brother, Steve, and his sister, Elspeth. He is also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins, and by many friends including his close friends, Ron and Sara, Danielle and James. He will be much missed by them, by his neighbours and by his church community.