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Obituary for Donald Reg Copley

Donald Reg Copley of West Vancouver died peacefully at home on January 1, 2022. He was born in Toronto on December 4, 1928 to Hazel Alice and William Frederick Copley. Donald was pre-deceased by his wife of 57 years, Edna Mae Copley, his mother and father, Hazel and William Copley, and his brother and sister-in-law, Arthur and Sally Copley. Donald was a devoted husband, son and brother, and a loving father to seven children and grandfather to ten grandchildren. He was a decorated Korean War veteran, a dedicated physician, an accomplished artist, a skilled pilot, a wonderful writer and storyteller, a natural educator, a trusted colleague, and the best father and grandfather one could ever hope for. He did all of this and so much more with grace, kindness and a gentle spirit right to the end. Don is survived by his children Kimberlie Horobec (David), Christopher Copley (Maureen), Alison Mironuk (Allen), Karen Vagvolgyi (Andras), Katherine Copley, James Copley and Shelley Robertson and by his grandchildren Shanelle, Andrew and Larissa Horobec, Catherine Copley, Lauren and Thomas Mironuk, Tiemen and Kristina Vagvolgyi, and Ava and Tyler Robertson. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation or The George Derby Centre A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, January15th, at 11 AM at St. Anthony’s Catholic Parish.