Donald James Best

September 12, 1930 to April 28, 2018


Passed peacefully away at The Caribou Veterans Pavilion, Saturday, April 28th, 2018, Donald James Best, Aged 87 years. A veteran of the Korean War with the 1St Army Field Regiment, RCHA. Predeceased by his loving wife Daphney Alfreda (nee Wills), Baby Boy Robert Best, Parents, James and Jennie (nee Coffin) Best, Brothers: Reginald, Berkley, Neil and sister, Greta Rose. Leaving to mourn daughters: Vickie Dawe (Randy), Beverly Slade (Jack), Yvette Best, Yvonne White (Darrell); ten grandchildren: Reg ( Shelley ), Aaron, Ian ( Cara ), Adam ( Kelley ), Jessica ( Carmen ), Dylan, Ryan ( Hillary ), Nathan, Joshua ( Monica ), Deidra; two great grandchildren Dryden and Charlye; sisters: Anita Rose and Eleanor Luther; as well as a circle of nieces and nephews. Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Rd. on Tuesday, May 1st, 2018, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Funeral service to take place from The Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 at 2:00 pm. With interment to follow at the Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Road. Flowers gratefully accepted or in lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Canadian Cancer Society.




2-4 p.m. on May 1, 2018

7-9 p.m. on May 1, 2018

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Wednesday May 2nd

Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Church Street, St. John's

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I am so sorry for your loss. He will be missed.

My very sincere condolences to the family of Don Best. I had the pleasure of having a great many conversations with Don and he had so many stories to tell. We will forever miss him here at the Pavilion.

Vicky,Bev,Yvette,Yvonne and family,
My condolences on the passing of your dad.
Your father was a true gentleman and he will be missed. Thank you for sharing him with us. It was an honour and privilege to have cared for him.
Donald , Good night and God Bless

To the family and friends of Donald, my sincere condolences on his passing. Ubique, Stand Easy.

Colonel (Ret’d) Peter Williams
Commanding Officer
1st Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery

Please accept my sincere condolences on your dad’s passing. He was a true gentleman. It was an honour and privilege to care for him during his time at the Pavilion. He will be truly missed.

Paula Ward
Caribou Memorial Veterans Pavilion

To my dear cousins and their families. I’m so saddened by the loss of your dad. He was a bright light offering laughter and shelter on many a night. He had the kindest heart I’ve ever known. You were so lucky to have had him in your life. He will be missed by all who knew him. And loved him. God bless you all