Donald Lim

13-Sep-1942 - 14-May-2021

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Donald S.F. Lim, St John, CD


Age 78 , of Halifax went home to be with His Lord 14th May 2021.

His purpose driven life was to love the Lord & neighbor in order to glorify God.

Born and raised in Vancouver., he attended Seymour Elementary, Britannia Secondary. BC Institute of Technology, University of British Columbia, University of Toronto (Clinical Biochem), Laval University-Quebec, St. Mary’s University - Halifax (ESL).

His three commissions (Cadet Services, Reserves & Regular) spanned Infantry - Irish Fusiliers Cadets and Regiment (1959), Communication-3 Area Sigs, Armour- BC Regt, Canadian Forces Medical Services with last Regular Force Posting to CF Hospital Halifax as Atlantic Regional Lab Officer & Cdn Cadet Movement - 1st Field Artillery Regiment Cadet Corps until compulsory retirement in 2007.

Post military employment involved teaching with the Halifax and Acadian Regional School Boards, ESL including in China, First Aid and moving mail @ Canada Post.

Donald’s dedication to his community included Red Cross, St John Ambulance - Volunteer Medical First Responder, Tea & Tango - providing the power of dance to the neurologically afflicted, First Baptist Church Dartmouth & Liberal Party. His volunteer service was recognized by awards including the Queen Elizabeth Golden & Diamond Jubilee Medals.

Passions included Bible Studies, Martial Arts, Dance especially Ballroom & Argentine Tango & member of the Corte Dance Club, Physical Fitness, Member Officers Mess CF Base Halifax & Royal Canadian Legion (Sommes).

Predeceased by daughter, Marika (1979), and wife Peggy Martin (2016).

He is loved and remembered by his daughter Laura Dumont-Lim of Quebec. Proud grandfather to Emmy (2004), Justin (2013) and Romy (2015). Survived by his brothers: Peter of Toronto, Sam (Julia) of New Brunswick, Al of Vancouver; and sisters: Penny of Vancouver, Nancy (Paul) of Vernon, Cheryl of Surrey ; and nephews: Jason (1973) , Jenna, of Edmonton, Jonathan (1977), and Sam (1981) of Surrey, Steven (1983),Stacey of Vernon; and great niece, Haddie (2017) of Vernon.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

Be strong & courageous. Do not be terrified nor discouraged,
for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. (Jos 1:9).

I have fought the good fight
I finished the course.
I Have kept the faith. ( 2 Tim 4:7).

Condolences from family and friends

Posted by Robert Thompson | 09-Jun-2021


Condolences to family, friends, and old warriors. Met Don at the Stad gym. Always looked forward to discussing any topic with Don, and fully enjoyed his sense of humour. Don had a positive impact on all of us, and he will be truly missed.

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