Cruickshank, Donald “Don” Barry

August 21, 1938 – July 31, 2023
at the age of 84 years:

It’s with much sadness that my husband and best friend ,father and stepfather has passed away from battling strokes for 3 years.
Don worked for BC Railway from 1950-1993 when he retired. Don and Barb moved to Salmon Arm then to run a B&B Cinnamon Stick for 10 years. He then got a job driving for Salmon Arm transit which he just loved as driving was one of his hobbies.
Don and Barb also enjoyed hiking,biking,x country skiing,snowshoeing,and kayaking so throughly enjoying the Shuswap.
Don always had a smile on his face and was a great person to have as a friend.
R.I.P Don from all your family and friends and of course Sadie (your loving little pet dog).


  1. Barb
    John and I were so sad to read about Don’s passing. You were such a wonderful couple, always so positive and full of life, with many adventures.
    Hope your great memories will comfort you at this time of loss.
    Pat & John Booth

  2. Barb, Don was such a sweetie. You and he were a good pair. Harry and I enjoyed the times we had together with you two. Love, Helen and Harry

  3. our sincere condolences to barb …it was so nice to have known don, an all round great guy.

  4. Just spoke with Bob and was so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. I know how devastating it is to lose your partner and you were very close. You’ve biked, hiked and traveled more than most so hope those memories are of comfort. Sincerely, Reita

  5. Paddles up!, my Grey Grebe friends, to honor “Don”, one of our own.
    Barb, you were both such a great addition to our team.
    Barb and Wayne R.

  6. I am so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. He was always such a ray of sunshine and was a wonderful neighbor. Condolences to you and your families … and hugs

  7. Dear Barb,

    Our deep condolences!
    We will miss Don’s smile and witty humour.

    You will have special memories to carry you through this difficult time.
    Take care.

  8. So sorry for your loss……..He will be sorely missed by all that knew him.

  9. Our heartfelt sympathy Barb to you and your family. We will miss Don’s sense of humour and quick wit. Take care of yourself and keep in touch.
    Love and hugs
    John, Anne, and Allie

  10. Barb, so sorry to hear of Don’s passing.

  11. So sad to hear about your loss Barb. It’s so hard to be alone The wonderful times together will help you through this difficult time. Prayers and thoughts are with you.

  12. So very saddened to hear of Don’s passing Barb. You were both warriors as you worked on his recovery and rehabilitation following the first stroke.
    Your love for each other shone through.
    Much love

  13. We were saddened to hear that Don had passed away. He and my Dad were such great friends, and they worked together for several years on all the projects that came up at their condo complex. Thinking of Barb, Sadie and all of Don’s family and friends. He will be missed.

  14. I am so sad to hear if Don’s passing
    & you both were a great pair together walking together everywhere at one time. I am sad for your loss Barb & may the memories sustain you in the days to come.

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