It is with profound sadness and grief we announce the sudden passing of our son, brother & uncle, Donavon Paul David Williams, 38.

Donavon is survived by his mother Patricia, sister and brother-in-law Nicole and Dean Ross, his precious nephews Raylund (11) and Aiden (10) Ross and partner Heather Waloshuk & her 3 children (Luc, Ava & Damien).

Donavon was predeceased by his father David in 2004.

“Sweets” or “Hightower”, as Donavon was known to his friends and co-workers was currently employed with PCL Construction as a tower crane (apprentice) operator. 

Over his lifetime, Donavon gained work life experience in a variety of jobs. Starting in the deli of our local grocery store, then as a meat cutter at Tenderloin Meats where he worked for a number of years. He worked part-time as a bartender and  bouncer at numerous nightclub establishments but wanted to find a permanent trade that he loved. Starting with PCL Construction, then moving to Calado Construction for a short while and finally returning back to PCL where he continued working towards receiving his tower crane operator papers. 

Donavon loved sports, playing basketball in high school and football with the senior men’s Eastside Eagles team. He was very proud of the 2 rings they won as city champions. His love of the game was being passed on to his 2 nephews, who now are also playing. His encouragement & advice was evident in as many of their games as he could attend. The boys were always happy to see uncle Don on the sidelines cheering them on, and he was counting down the days until the start of their new season. Donavon’s highlight so far this year was watching his beloved Philadelphia Eagles win the NFL Super Bowl. 

Donavon’s love of family was a strong force and pride for him. He enjoyed coming over to his sister and brother’s in-law in the summer for their weekly BBQ and pool parties, just as much as he loved his quiet evenings at home  as a supportive and loving step-dad to Luc, Ava, & Damien. Being a Dad was something Donavon always longed to be and coveted his special time as a step parent & role model. As busy as he was though, he always made time for his “Momma Bear” as he called her, for a lunch & movie date of the latest blockbuster at the theatres. 

As we now have to navigate this world without our beloved Donavon, there will always be an emptiness in our hearts. Gone far too soon, and forever in our thoughts.