Donald Bradley Sykes passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early morning hours of December 26. Don led a full, rewarding life and was ready to join his loving wife, Dorothy, who had passed away four years earlier.
Don was born on March 5, 1929 in Maymont, Saskatchewan. His childhood years were a study in Canadian prairie history: he rose early to do chores, drove the horses to deliver milk, cut ice from the river for sale to the local townspeople and had the benefit of outdoor plumbing well into the 1950s. He had appropriately rowdy teenage years, roving far and wide with friends to wreak, what would now be considered innocent havoc, on the surrounding populace, (Ever had your outhouse moved in the middle of the night?).
Don had a long and successful career as a Branch Manager for CIBC. His career had him living in Nelson, Moose Jaw, Radville, Swift Current, Regina and finally Saskatoon, where he retired. Don married the love of his life, Dorothy Grace Dodge in 1954. They built a wonderful life together spending the bulk of their retirement winters in Arizona hiking, dancing and exploring.
Don is survived by his loving children Donna, Patricia and Brad, their respective spouses, 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Special thanks to the management and staff of Sherbrooke Community Center for their wonderful care of Don through his final years.
So sorry for your loss. I loved uncle. Keep me posted when you intend to intern uncle.
Dear Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please take comfort in the knowledge “The God of all Comfort” knows what you are going through. He promises to remove all this worlds problems and to heal our hearts. Revelation 21:4 says, “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” Here God promises a time when we will never have to see our loved ones sick again. He also promises we’ll see our loved ones again. John 5:28 says, “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” I hope this brings you comfort.
So sorry to hear of your Dads passing. We have many one memories of our neighbours in Swift Current and camping holidays
Sorry to hear about Don. I knew him in his last year’s with CIBC. He was a great friend and mentor. He always tried to look so stern but had a heart of gold and there was a steady path of people into his office seeking his advice. I will always remember having lunch with him at Sears. Supper with him and Dot at the Kindrachuks when my youngest spilled beat juice or gravy on Dots nice white sweater. Great people. I am sure you will miss them both. They were wonderful.
Thanks Wally & Joan for your kind words. As a family we have wonderful memories of our camping trips. So glad I was able to visit dad in December to say good bye. Grand kids had great messages to grandpa to say good bye. Dad & Mom had a great retirement life. Again thanks for your kind words