Dano (Daniel) Robert Harold Saunders

Dano (Daniel)  Robert Harold Saunders

It is with deep sorrow that the family of Daniel Robert Harold Saunders announces his passing on Thursday, June 16, 2011.

Dano was born in East York, Ontario on March 3, 1958. First and foremost Dano loved being a father and was always completely involved with every aspect of his kids’ lives; a Beaver leader, Cub leader, ball coach, hockey and ski dad. He was an adventurer and spent much of his life hang gliding and snow skiing. Many of his early years were spent skiing the hills in Colorado and flying many sites, the Rockies being just one. Dano ran the Lakeside Hang Gliding Event for 19 years. This event brought many friends and family into our home.

Dano worked many years at Panorama before he and Julie started Mom’s Upholstery in 1986. He loved his work, was a perfectionist, taking much pride in his profession. He loved to give out free advice and was visited at his shop by many friends.

Dano is survived by his wife Julie, daughter Jayme, son Zachary, dog Annie, cats Johnathon and Snowball, his father Bob (Murielle), sisters Debi (Barry) and Kimberly (Paul), many nieces, nephews & cousins. He was predeceased by his Mother Dorothy.

A memorial service for Dano will be held at the Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church, 9 Street in Invermere, BC on Wednesday, June 22 at 1:30 pm. Please dress like Dano would….colourful! A reception will follow at the Curling Club. Donations in honour of Dano will be gratefully accepted for the Invermere Paramedics, Station 411, Box 154, Invermere British Columbia, V0A 1K0.

Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.

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