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Cecil Donald Mccafferty

September 26, 1934 - May 25, 2016


It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Don McCafferty, at the age of 81 years.

Don was the son of Cecil McCafferty and Gladys (Blair) Seymour.  He was raised in Marysville, NB with his father Cecil, mother Gladys, and step dad Daniel Seymour.

As a young man Don worked at the local cotton mill, and at the age of 18 joined the Royal Canadian Air Force. In July of 1957 he married the love of his life, Shirley Atkinson of Prince Albert, Sask.  Don and Shirley were blessed with three children Judy, Tim and Colleen.

Don enjoyed his military career in supply logistics, and excelled throughout his military life. In 1980 he retired from the RCAF, and they moved to Dawson Creek, B.C. There he was employed by School District No. 59 as the Supervisor of Transportation.  Don and Shirley had 58 years together and many adventures travelling, living in various locations across Canada and overseas, while in the Armed Forces.

Don was an avid sportsman which included hunting, fishing and prospecting…. which didn’t always pan out. He was also an athlete playing hockey, baseball and curling throughout his life. Some of his favorite hobbies were cards, darts and coin collecting.  Don was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion throughout his life. He held the offices of President, Zone Commander and Service Officer helping veterans in need.   Near and dear to his heart was the Poppy Fund Campaign.

Left to mourn his passing, and celebrate his life, is his beloved wife Shirley, his children Judy (Tim) McCauley, Tim (Sharalynn) McCafferty, Colleen (Terry) O’Connell.  His sister Debi (Alan) Weatherby.  His grandchildren Melissa, Ryan, Justin, Christy, Don, Kyra, Tyler, Jeanine and Michael.  He also leaves behind his great grandchildren: Kristen, Jayce, Garren, Isaac and Lydia.

In honor of Don, a Service will be held in Dawson Creek, B.C. at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.   Condolences may be left for the family at


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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff

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From: Carol Modien
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Shirley and family. My condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. My heart goes out to you. Try to celebtate Don’s life. He would want that for you. Stay strong.

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