Don, an active member of the O&D Arts Council and Osoyoos Photograhpy Club passed away peacefully in his home at the age of 81 a few weeks ago. Don was born in Montreal to William and Therese (Wiriot) Lilley. In 1953, at the age of17, he enlisted with the Royal Canadian Navy as Ordinary Seaman, retiring as Navel Officer in 1975.
His most memorable accompli…shment was being part of the Shearwater Flyers Football Team and quarterbacking their National Championship victory in Novemeber 1957, and into the Canadian Forces Sports Hall of Fame in 1990.
Don assumed many leadership roles in the community, including the Arts Council, Photography Club, Lawn Bowling Association, Osoyoos Golf Club and volunteer tax services.
Close friends willl remember his dry sense of humour, philosophic outlook, and know better NOT to call him when the Seattle Seahawks were playing.
Don will be greatly missed by all of his Osoyoos friends.