November 9, 1943 – March 24, 2023
In loving memory~
Doug will be missed by his wife of 56 years, Nancy Grant, son Stephen (Diana) Grant, and daughter Gail (Don) Stormo. He was very proud of and loved spending time with his grandchildren Miranda (Clayton) Rye, Daryn (Willow) Grant, Jeremy (Vanessa) Stormo, Devyn (Lauren) Grant and great-grandchildren Savanna, Deegan, Elise, and Dustyn, and sister Wendy (Carol).
Doug truly went full circle being born in St Joseph’s hospital on November 9, 1943, and passing away in the same hospital (Now named “The Views”) on March 24, 2023.
Doug was raised in Campbell River and naturally took full advantage of his time spent outdoors. Fishing and hunting were his passion. Many laughs have been had reminiscing about his outdoor adventures spent with family and friends. If you knew Doug, you know we will continue to laugh for many years to come.
Doug worked in the logging industry spending the majority of his career as a welder and then following in his father’s footsteps becoming a logging truck driver. He retired at 62 and seamlessly transitioned into his last and final career, Chauffeur, and cheering gallery for his grandchildren. He spent many mornings over coffee with friends attempting to solve the world’s problems, you can imagine how those conversations ended.
He was very generous with his time and always helped others with their projects or honey-do lists while his own list continued to grow. Usually, there was a discussion or two had at home over this. He loved to dance, and always had a huge smile and a loud laugh. There were many what we call Dougism’s: “You gotta be tough, Where there’s smoke there’s fire, If you can’t be good be careful, You’re a keeper, Not fit for man nor beast, and Go ask your mother if she will go halfers with you.
We would like to thank Dr. Sutherland for his many years of care while in Campbell River. The last 3 years were spent at the Views in Comox Valley under the care of Dr. Winter and the amazing staff on Mountain View 3 who made it possible for Doug to pass with dignity and grace. We will be forever grateful to all of you. Thank you to Boyd’s funeral home for taking care of the arrangements.
A private family gathering will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers or gifts, consider a donation to Providence Living (The Views) or your local hospice.Obituary-
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