Don accepted Jesus at a young age. He met Agnes at Bethany Bible Institute, Hepburn, Sask. At Central MB, he ushered and helped the Christian Service Brigade. For Co-op Creamery (1960–67), Don drove one of the last horse-drawn milk delivery wagons. In 1967, he became a Saskatoon firefighter. He achieved the rank of captain, retiring after 32 years of service. The family farmed grain, cattle, Arabian show horses, Simmental cattle and pheasants. As board member for Camp Oshkidee, Meadow Lake, Sask., Don oversaw the building of a modern camp complex and developed the Breakaway evangelism program and a horse camp. Don and Agnes volunteered for Sowers International in Mexico, California and Arizona, and The Gleaners in Oliver, B.C., for 9 years. Don was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2012.