(1918 – 2004)
Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on May 3, 2004. Doug is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Shirley; his children Ted (Nancy), Val (Pat), sue (Bill), Doug (Jeanne) and Andy; grandchildren Jackie (Christian), Jeremy, Ted, Melissa, Genevieve and Ross; and his great granddaughter Jade.
Doug came of age on the prairies during the Depression. In World War 11 he served his country well, first as an Army instructor in Vernon and then overseas as a sergeant with the Seaforth Highlanders. He returned from the war, reticent about his experiences, to ranch for several years in the North Thompson. He joined the Department of Highways and worked in Birch Island, Kamloops, 100-Mile House, Ashcroft and Grand Forks before retiring as a senior road foreman in 1981, after 27 years.
Doug had a social nature and was active in his community, volunteering for several worthy causes. He enjoyed his retirement, watching his grandchildren grow, serving as an usher at Seven Oaks Alliance Church, traveling and gardening.
He will be remembered as a man of faith and honor with a wonderful sense of humor and a hearty, infectious laugh.
A memorial service celebrating Doug’s life will be held at Johnston Heights Evangelical Free Church, 9612 152nd St., Surrey, on Friday May 7th, at 2:15 p.m. In lieu of flowers a donation to the B.C. Cancer Agency would be appreciated.