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DOUGLAS MURRAY FINCH (DOUG)
Born: Apr 03, 1937
Date of Passing: Jan 15, 2021Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
DOUGLAS MURRAY FINCH
April 3, 1937 - January 15, 2021
He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Penny Finch. He will also be sadly missed by his son Craig (Angela), daughter Tannis, and daughter Tracey (Brett) and their mother, Gwen Smith. Also mourning his loss are his grandchildren, Carter, Zander, Drew, Tyler, Phoenix and Marigold; as well as his brother Robert of Edmonton.
He was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Eileen, and his sister Peggy (of Toronto).
Doug grew up on Hazeldell Avenue and was an E.K. boy to the core. He was proud to say he graduated from Miles Mac High School. A short time later he became very involved at the Kildonan Canoe Club where he had many lifelong friends, fun times and exciting adventures. Some of his favourite pastimes were boating, water skiing, dancing and socializing.
He was also an avid curler for many years and spent many happy hours at Rossmere Curling Club, as well as participating in a few favourite bonspiels.
Doug began his work career as a clerk in the CPR data processing centre. From there he branched out to become a sales representative for Nabob Foods - covering western Manitoba. That led to a job with the federal government Statistics Canada office from which he retired at the age of 54.
Doug was a friendly, outgoing person and collected many friends as he travelled the paths of life.
In his later years, he enjoyed living in Windsor Park, and eventually he and Penny settled on a life of leisure at Dakota House.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be no formal service. Cremation has taken place. Final resting place is at Glen Lawn Cemetery.
Doug was a dedicated blood donor throughout his adult life so, in lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to Canadian Red Cross, https://www.redcross.ca/donate/appeal/donate-to-the-canadian-red-cross-fund#a0650cb6-ce29-4c40-b663-e749a0a9163f
Family and friends may sign a
book of condolence at www.glenlawn.ca.
Glen Lawn Funeral Home
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 23, 2021
Condolences & Memories (5 entries)
I knew Penny and Doug for many years and worked with Penny at Dominion/Canada Warehousing / TNT distribution .. I kept in touch over the years and dropped by often to their Windsor Park residence and Dakota House to just pass the time and joke with Doug and Penny .. saddened to hear of his passing and send warmest wishes and condolences to Penny and the Finch family - Posted by: Brian Howard (Friend / coworker of Pennys ) on: Sep 22, 2021
My condolences to Doug's immediate and extended family. Worked with Doug in the early eighties on the '81 Census. He was truly a joy to work with. Very hard working and very well liked by all (both his staff and co-workers). Always had a wonderful, happy go-lucky attitude. Truly loved to work with people and a dedicated team player. I will always remember his quirky AMC Pacer that he drove! There were many, many good memories during our time working together in Winnipeg, NW Ontario, Ottawa and BC. - Posted by: B. Girard (Former co-worker) on: Jan 28, 2021
Penny, I'm so sorry to read of Doug's passing. Ted enjoyed working with you back in the day and he enjoyed his friendship with you and Doug. - Posted by: Barbara Kiesman (Widow of former work colleague) on: Jan 23, 2021
Doug and I had a close working relationship. He was always in a good mood and took each task with an attitude that made his staff enjoy working hard for him. After I left Statistics Canada, Doug, Penny, Bill and I remained friends, and dance partners. My thoughts are with you Penny, I know how hard it is to lose a wonderful husband. - Posted by: Pat Flaws (Co-worker) on: Jan 23, 2021
My deepest condolences to Penny. Doug was an amazing guy! He had a quirky sense of humour and was always very kind.- it was always nice chatting with him. RIP Doug! - Posted by: Sheila Selluski (Reception at Dakota House) on: Jan 23, 2021
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