September 9, 1953 – November 6, 2019
It’s hard to believe that a heart so big would ever stop beating, it is our duty to announce that Doug has died. He died at home the morning of November 6 after returning from a successful hunting trip the day before. He joins his father Frank, mother Dorothy, sister Christine, as well as some wonderful friends in the hereafter. He is survived by his wife Barbara, children Yvette and Marjorie, sons-in-law Steve and Darian, grandchildren Chloe, Micah, Arthur and Kylara, his sisters Margaret and Fran, brother-in-law Bruce, niece Lisa, and nephews Trevor, David, Matthew, Brent and Glenn.
He has always loved his friends, family, and he loved being “Uncle Doug” to all who called him that. He was the kind of guy who would help anyone. When he met and married our mom Barb he knew that kids were part of the deal and willingly took on the instant family. He showed us girls what a real father was, how to be a person of integrity and the value of hard work. He buckled in for the ride and while sometimes he was in the driver’s seat, we’re sure there are times he felt more like a hostage with 3 females in the house.
He enjoyed many activities like hockey, hunting, growing his own food and he loved to cook (and eat!). As his health slowly declined it was hard on him to decide to stop doing some of these activities, but he found ways to enjoy them in a new way and he was proud to share these with his grandkids. He loved his role as Papa. While we shall miss him greatly his legacy lives on in those of us who remember him.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 22, at Windsor Chapel (704 Windsor St.) in Saskatoon, SK, lower level reception. Feel free to come casual as Doug wasn’t the kind of guy to stand on ceremony. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Canadian Wildlife Federation or JumpStart will help others enjoy his passions for years to come.
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