The highly acclaimed Prince Rupert lawyer passed away on November 16th following a battle with pancreatic cancer, an obituary from the Remembering.ca website providing a fascinating glimpse into his life and times.
Born and raised in Prince Rupert, he went away for schooling at age 13 returning to the community to practice law for over 50 years.
Known not only for his legal work in the community, but for his community spirit, Mr. Silversides had a wide reach across the community.
Serving both as a Housing Society Director with the Muks-Kum-Ol Housing Society and with the Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce.
A life-long Liberal, he answered the call of the party a number of times and up to his passing was serving as Acting Party President and involved in the ongoing Leadership contest that will come to an end in February.
The Party paying their tribute on Monday with a Social Media post.
Mr. Silversides service is set for Tuesday, December 7th at the First United Church on Sixth Avenue West in Prince Rupert.
He is survived by his spouse, Rhoda Witherly, her children Michael (Stacy) and Kate (Chris) and grandchildren Sophia, Violet, Natalie, and William. Don is also survived by sister Kathy (Ron) and niece Nicole.
Memorial donations are asked to be made out to the Prince Rupert Salvation Army for their Christmas Appeal
Mayor Lee Brain provided from an official note from the City with a tribute to his Social media page earlier today.
You can pay your respects through the Remembering.ca guestbook, which is already quickly filling up with memories and salutes.
More notes on community themes can be reviewed here.