August 1, 1948 – January 14, 2021
Doug passed away after a seven-year courageous battle with cancer. Born in Swalwell, raised on the farm in Sunnyslope, he started his welding apprenticeship in Linden and then at Renn Cupid in Calgary; starting a portable welding business in 1979. He worked at many gas plants and facilities throughout Alberta and enjoyed golfing after work at countless courses. He retired in 2014.
Doug loved his work, but he also enjoyed rodeo, golfing, skiing, boating, camping, biking, hiking, playing cards and travelling. He was an extremely good sport in accommodating Lorraine’s travel follies. He was involved in his children’s sports and was passionate about the grandkid’s activities.
He leaves behind many who will miss him, his wife, Lorraine, of 49 years; children Tyler (Jackie) and Penny (Jeff); his mother Alvina, two brothers, Keith (Dorothy), and Dale; five grandchildren, Miikka, Dion, Kate, Ben and Luke; four nieces and nephews, Gary, Tanya, Mac, and Tiffiny; sister in law, Nadine (Phil) and many wonderful extended family and friends. Doug was predeceased by an infant son, Patrick and his father, Paul.
Many thanks to Dr. A Jackson and the wonderful caring staff in Didsbury hospital. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Didsbury Resident and Family Council (Didsbury Hospital) at Bag 130 Didsbury, AB, T0M 0W0. A private family service will be held.
So sorry Keith and Dale and your families to hear of your brother's passing.
To all the family and friends with our sincere condolences to a man that was loved and liked by many. Cherish your memories and time you shared with Doug and make your life as memorable as Doug as it goes by so fast. ❤️ James & Kaie Ramsden
Doug was a great friend just a close as a brother if any one need anything Doug was the person we all went too / you’ll always be missed and never forgotten now there’s no pain see you up top great and good friend/ condense to your family/ Thanks Again Doug for being my friend/ Jim Freeman
Our Sincere Sympathy to you Lorraine, your family and his wonderful Mom Alvina. May you all find comfort in knowing that he was well thought of and will be missed by everyone he knew. Hugs to all. Richard and Carole
Our Deepest Sympathy to the whole family.. Very sad news. I new Doug when we were4m growing up in Sunnyslope ...thinking of you during this difficult time
Sending our condolences to Lorraine and family. So very sorry for your loss.
Our deepest sympathies we are so sorry to hear about Doug, you and your family are in our prayers.❤️
Sincere sympathies to you, Lorraine & Family. We had years of great fun as a team on the curling ice, with Doug skipping us, with Bruce, and it carried over to being friends off the ice as well. Doug will be truly missed in our community.
I will remember Doug fondly. Just seeing his picture right now made me smile recalling memories of my time with your family. I'm so very sorry to hear the news. Sending my love and sincerest condolences Weigums. ❤ Sherry
I’m so sorry to hear of Dougs passing. I’m happy to have seen you both a couple summers ago in Kelowna, I’m glad you stopped in. I will always remember his kind smile and great laugh. Sending you all lots of love. Regards Karyn
So very sorry to hear of your husband's passing.
We are so terribly saddened by Doug’s passing, you are in our hearts and minds.
I am so sorry to hear about Doug, my thoughts and prayers are with you. So many people will miss him, Maxine and Laverne have always been so grateful for your special friendship. Thankfully no more suffering, take care.
So sorry to hear about Doug. Sending our deepest condolences to you and your family
Dearest Lorraine and Family members. Raymond and I are deeply saddened by the news of Doug's passing. He was such a nice fellow and we are so glad for the Family Reunions as that was how we got to know Doug. We enjoyed our visits with him. He passed away on my mom's 101st. Birthday. Much love and sympathty from Diane and Raymond.
Lorraine and family, our sincerest condolences of your loss of such a good man Uncle Doug. Love and bunches of ( ( ( HUGS ) ) ) Elouise Burton, Connor, Neil and Darragh Nutley. May he rest in peace now.
We will remember many good times with Doug on the ice and off the ice at the curling rink. Our sincere condolences to Lorraine and family. Bruce & Carol Smith
My condolences and heartfelt sympathy, may you find peace, comfort, courage and love to help you through this time of sorrow.
Lorraine and family, I was very sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Our prayers and thoughts are with you at your time of sorrow. May the many precious memories you have of Doug help sustain you at this time and give you peace 1st cousin to Alvina ( I was a Diebert) Tom & Darlene Scott
Our deepest sympathy to Lorraine and family on the passing of Doug.
Lorraine & Family, Our sincere sympathy on the passing of Doug. Hugs Ivan & Louise
Hello Lorraine & Families; We are so very sorry to hear of Doug's passing. He did fight a good battle and finally could fight no longer. His battle is over, but yours will go on for awhile. The heart aches, the tears and feeling lost will last for some time... but slowly you will gain back your strength once again and the sun will shine in your heart and you will begin to smile again at all the wonderful memories you and Doug had created and lived...He will forever be missed. Take Care, Debbie & Bob
We are so sorry to hear of Doug's passing. Our heartfelt condolences to you Lorraine and to your family.
Sending our deepest condolences to you, Lorraine and all of your family. Doug will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Know that he will live on in your memories.