Donald “Danny” Lawrence Law, born in Vancouver, BC on December 16, 1935, died at 80 years old on January 30, 2016 in New Denver, BC.
Danny grew up in Kimberley, BC and attended business school and Bible college in Vancouver. He married his love, Joan, in 1960 and they settled in New Denver with their four daughters, Louise, Janice, Heather and Phyllis. He was well known around New Denver and the Slocan Valley as Pastor Danny at the Gospel Light Chapel. He was a dedicated weather observer, calling in the weather to Environment Canada nearly every day for 45 years. Others will remember him as Mr. Law the bus driver and custodian at Lucerne School for over two decades. Danny loved swimming in Slocan Lake and enjoyed many summers at ‘the Islands’ where he built an A-frame cabin. Danny was committed to the people of Israel, visiting many times over the years and spending countless hours collecting and sending donations to organizations serving causes dear to him. He was a generous and caring man who was always happy to lend a helping hand. He cherished his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren who remember a grandpa who always had time for a laugh with them.
Danny is survived by his wife Joan Law, daughters Louise (Wilf) Wilson, Janice (Vern) Gustafson, Heather (Bill) Strong and Phyllis (Greg) McTaggart; his grandchildren Matthew (Jessie) and Michael (April) Wilson, Carmen and Brian (Nicole) Gustafson, Lauren (David) and Alanna (Jake) Hartwig, Jadine McTaggart, Dale and Jesse Strong; great-grandchildren Brianne, Taliya, Delanie, Emma, Isabella, Hunter, Finley and Henna.
He was predeceased by his father and mother George and Alice Law and sister Sarah Botham.
A funeral service was held at Bosun Hall in New Denver, BC on February 4th, 2016.
Donations in Danny’s memory may be made to the Slocan Lake Community Health Centre (PO Box 129, New Denver, BC, V0G 1S0) or Christian Friends of Israel Canada (RPO Newton, PO 88631, Surrey, BC, V3W 0X1).
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