Don served the Victoria Centre in many capacities during the more than thirty
years he was a member. Those who remember him will recall that he was a quiet,
modest man who took pride in doing things well. Many will remember his keen
support for the Hobby Show each year and many other activities that he was
These are the years he was a Councillor: 1970, 71, 72, 73, 74, 89, 90, 91,
First Vice-President: 1975, 76, 89, 90, 91.
President: 1977, 78, 92, 93.
National Representative: 1981.
These many instances, when he served in the best interest of the Centre, are
testimony to his dedication for astronomy and the amateur and professional
members he enjoyed associating with for so many years.
Bill Almond introduces Don Dundee
Don Dundee is presented with the Newton-Ball Service Award by VP Bruno Quenneville
Don says a few words
Don Dundee was the recipient of the Newton-Ball
Service Award in 2004
The Newton Ball Service Award for 2004 is
presented to Don Dundee for his long-time service to the Victoria
Centre of the RASC. Don joined the RASC in 1968 and thereafter
served almost continuously on the Centre's Council, holding various
positions. In 1978 he served a two-year term as President of the
Centre and a second term in 1993. Don is well-known for his
continuous support of the Centre and its membership. For many years
he enthusiastically arranged and promoted the Centre's participation
in Victoria's Hobby Show.
Victoria Centre Annual General Meeting 2004
Don - Passed away peacefully in his 87th year. Survived by his wife of 56 years,
Eileen, son Dan (Susan) daughter Marianne (Dave), grandchildren Katrina, Andrew,
Trevor and Mark. Brother Dr. Douglas Dundee (Dr. Yvonne). Predeceased by his
brother Dr. John Dundee. Don grew up in Regina, Saskatchewan. He spent several
years with the Navy Reserve. Graduated in Engineering from the University of
Saskatchewan. Worked for Saskatchewan Power, moved to Victoria in 1967 and
worked for BC Hydro.
He was a member of the Royal Astronomical Society Victoria Centre, and the
Greater Victoria Philatelic Society. Don was a long time member of St. David by
the Sea, Anglican Church. What he enjoyed most was Saturday mornings, working in
the Rock and Alpine Garden in Beacon Hill Park.
A special thanks to the staff at the Royal Jubilee Hospital, Renal Unit, for
their professionalism and care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
Vancouver Island Kidney Patients Association Box 5145 Station B, Victoria, V8R
6W4. A private service will be held at a later date.
Obituary published in Victoria Times-Colonist on February 8, 2013
Condolences & Memories
|He was such an involved member and we will miss
|I deeply valued my years of association with Don through the RASC
and his support for public education and outreach at the Dominion
Astrophysical Observatory. A thoughtful, caring person, Don was
passionate about astronomy and a real gentleman. I feel very fortunate
to have known him, and am grateful for his many years of support and
Don was a tremendous resource for the RASC and a real gentleman. He
will indeed be missed.
|Don was a dedicated member of Victoria Centre.
He always enjoyed socializing at our annual general meetings, which is
where I first met him. As a new member in the early 2000's, I
remember Don making me feel welcome, and taking the time to talk with
|Sorry to hear that. Sid and I were just talking about Don prior to
the hobby show.
|Don and I shared interests in astronomy and stamp
collecting, and I would often see Don at stamp shows as well as RASC
|I never knew Don, but he sounds like he was a wonderful man.
My condolences for his passing.
|A real gentleman.
|We hereby extend our condolences. May God give you the strength to
bear this loss. Our relationship goes back to the mid 1950s when Don
started working in the same Department at the SPC as Dirk. A friendship
developed between Don and Dirk as well as the families. We will treasure
the many things that the families did together. Don will remain in our
thought and we will miss him.
Johanna & Dirk Hoogeveen
|As a volunteer in the renal dialysis unit, I
looked forward to seeing Don every week. His joyful presence is