In loving memory ~
1931 – 2022
Doug was born in Vancouver and passed away in palliative care in Nanaimo, December 3rd, 2022. Survived by his wife of 66 years, Norah; children Garth (Meghan), Cheryl (Chris), Craig (Lisa), Gail; sister Carol; and 6 grandchildren.
Doug obtained a B.A., a Teaching Certificate and B.Ed (UBC) and M.Ed (Western Washington University). After teaching for 13 years in Langley (Aldergrove), he moved to McBride and Prince George where he spent 30 years in administration.
His interests were hunting, fishing, gardening but mainly tennis. He was a member of the Westwood Tennis Club for 32 years, and at 91 he played tennis up to seven weeks before his passing. Thanks to his three tennis buddies. He participated in the B.C. Seniors’ games for 15 years.
Interment will be next to his parents in Vancouver where a family service will be held.
A memorial will be in Nanaimo at First Memorial Funeral Services on Thursday, December 15th, @1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers a donation would be appreciated to First Open Heart Society – 1580 Pembroke Street, Victoria (Doug had successful heart surgery 20 years ago) or to the B.C. Cancer Society (prostate Cancer).
The family thanks the caring and professional staff at NRGH Palliative Care Unit for their kindness and compassion.
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