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Born: Jul 24, 1954

Date of Passing: May 29, 2021

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Douglas Daniel Kwiecien, loving husband to Karmen, passed peacefully at his home on Saturday, May 29, 2021 surrounded by love, at the age of 66.
He is survived by his sons, Adam (Jodi) and Matthew (Katherine); his grandchildren, Paige, Frank, Kate, Walter and Isaak; his sons' mother Valerie (Edward) Sigurdsson; brother Richard (Louise); as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Gladys Kwiecien; and his sister Wendy and brother-in-law Alex Kuluk.
Doug was born on July 24, 1954 in Winnipeg Manitoba. Doug was brought up in the north end of Winnipeg and always had "North End Pride." He was an accomplished athlete in many sports with many accolades including North American Speed Skating Champion amongst many others. He started his working career with Titan Foundry and then moved into the clothing industry for 20 years. Doug returned to Titan Foundry for his last 17 years of employment. He loved his profession and built amazing relationships with everyone in the industry. He was very well respected and loved. Doug was fortunate to be able to travel and his favourites were Puerto Vallarta and Palm Springs. He enjoyed the sun and heat, and felt that it was "medicine".
Doug's favourite times were spent with his loving family, especially his grandchildren. He loved to attend sporting activities which started with his son's soccer/volleyball and hockey/lacrosse games. This trend continued and it was rare to not see him at all of his grandchildren's activities. We enjoyed Sunday dinners as a family and Doug cherished and looked forward to it every week. He immersed himself in the kitchen in his later years and looked forward to making meals that his grandchildren requested and devoured.
Doug's family would like to thank all the health care workers of CancerCare Manitoba, Palliative Care and Home Care that supported him throughout his battle. He was always treated with respect and compassion which in turn allowed him to live as comfortably as possible.
Doug will be sorely missed by everyone who was lucky enough to know him. He made everyone around him feel special. He had an amazing optimistic outlook on life, even thoughout his sickness. His attitude and dignity were comforting to his family and will be a guide in the years to come for his loved ones.
Doug felt strength which came from all the prayers and thoughts that were sent his way.

May the arms of Jesus hold him tightly
in comfort until we meet again.

Family and friends may sign a Book of
Condolence at

Glen Eden Funeral Home

Publish Date: Jun 5, 2021


It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our dear husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, Douglas Daniel Kwiecien on Saturday, May 29, 2021 after a valiant two year battle with cancer. The world has lost a bright light.
Due to the current situation a proper memorial will be held when restrictions allow.
We thank everyone for their outpouring of love in our loss.
Donations can be made to CancerCare Manitoba in honour of Doug. Make someone feel special today.
A longer obituary to follow in Saturday, June 5, Winnipeg Free Press.

Family and friends may sign a Book of
Condolence at

Glen Eden Funeral Home

Publish Date: Jun 2, 2021

Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 02, 2021, Jun 05, 2021

Condolences & Memories (24 entries)

  • Sorry to hear about Doug. Hold your memories close as you go through your grieving with the family. Whenever I picture Doug it was always with a smile and a kind word. Our thoughts are with you. Andrea Bedard - Posted by: Andrea Bedard (Cousin) on: Jun 15, 2021

  • We were so sorry to hear about Doug's passing. He was such a personable young man who always had a smile on his face and enjoyed sharing a good laugh. He was was much too young and will be missed. Our sympathy goes out to Karmen and his entire family. R.I.P. - Posted by: John and Marge Mirus (Friends.) on: Jun 11, 2021

  • Karmen and Family, We are so sorry to hear about the passing away of your husband. Our thoughts are with you during this very difficult time for you and your family. May his memory be for a blessing. Joey, Carol and Michael Feinstein - Posted by: Joey, Carol and Michael Feinstein (Business Colleague) on: Jun 07, 2021

  • Dear Karmen, Adam and Jodi, Matt and Katherine, and extended family, I was so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. Always a joy to be around and the life of the party. Sending my deepest condolences to you all. - Posted by: Diana Stafford (Friend) on: Jun 07, 2021

  • Dear Kwieciens & Extended Families - I am so sorry to hear about your loss of Doug. I remember him as a very small boy as I moved away but, Wendy kept me informed. Wendy and I (plus Al) were dear friends for over 60 years. Now he is at eternal peace. Bless to all. - Posted by: Rosemarie Tressel (Family Friend) on: Jun 06, 2021

  • I can't begin to explain how much Doug meant to me. Having known Doug & Karmen for over 20 years and spending so many good times together around the world and knowing I won't see him again is the worst. No matter what was going on Doug was always the man to lift peoples spirits with his Shadyisms ...."OK cut that" "What's crackling big dog" "Sham Wow" "touches everything, bought F--k all" and times he was asked in bars what he wanted to drink his reply would be "surprise me" always took the staff a bit by surprise. My thoughts and prayers are with Karmen, Adam, Matt and their families. We'll have a Glady together again one day Shady, love ya buddy X - Posted by: Les Warren (Moe) (Friend) on: Jun 06, 2021

  • I am so saddened about Doug's passing. He was a very intelligent + charming businessman but most importantly a wonderful, kind person. My condolences to his family. Lucy Koch, Former employee Continental Crest Art. - Posted by: Lucy Koch (Former Employee from Continental Crest Art.) on: Jun 05, 2021

  • My condolences to the family. I worked with Doug back during his Debroni days. Later I saw him at lunch at the Marigold. He was a true gentleman and always had time to chat. Dan Speer - Posted by: Dan Speer (Friend) on: Jun 05, 2021

  • I am so sorry to read about the loss of your dear Doug. I met him at Continental Crest and enjoyed working with him. He was friendly, outgoing and full of customer service. We often chatted about our sons who played hockey in two different leagues. He was so proud of his boys as we discussed the politics of AA hockey. I hope that time will help you heal. He was such a great guy. My thoughts are with you. - Posted by: Lorraine West (Customer ) on: Jun 05, 2021

  • Doug will be missed by the industry he loved and made so many friends in. A successful leader with a positive outlook and a person that brightened every room he entered and not just by the shirts he wore. Good times were had, memories were made. A friend and a colleague that left us too soon. Condolences to the family. We feel your heartache. Mark and Gail Mcphail - Posted by: Mark Mcphail (Friend and colleague ) on: Jun 05, 2021

  • Karmen and family, I am heartbroken for you and for all of us who will miss Doug immensely. Doug was such a wonderful spirit, always laughing, always kind. I’ll miss our chats at our gatherings, sometimes philosophical sometimes Bomber related sometimes both at the same time. You always felt comfortable and at ease with him and I am so blessed to have known him for so many years. Much love and prayers. Cindy. - Posted by: Cindy Wright (Friend) on: Jun 05, 2021

  • It breaks my heart to see Doug go. I met him through work but we quickly became friends. He was a man who truly wanted to connect with the people he met. He was one of a kind and left an everlasting impact on my life! He will be missed! My condolences to all! He built a legacy to be proud of! - Posted by: Chris Markevich (Friend) on: Jun 05, 2021

  • So sorry for your loss Karmen and family. Thinking of you at this sad time. - Posted by: Roland and Barbara Gervais (Friends) on: Jun 05, 2021

  • So sorry for your loss Karmen and family. Thinking of you at this sad time. - Posted by: Roland and Barbara Gervais (Friends) on: Jun 05, 2021

  • Dear Adam, Matt and family This is the Holy year of St Joseph. I pray that Doug will obtain eternal happiness in Heaven. I pray that God will grant you comfort and peace of mind and heart. Sincerely Thora Budda and family - Posted by: Thora Budda (Friend) on: Jun 03, 2021

  • We had the pleasure of working with Doug at Continental and have very fond memories of our time together. Our deepest condolences to the family during this difficult time. - Posted by: Zhan You Zhu & Hsin Chi Tang (Co-workers) on: Jun 03, 2021

  • Sorry for your loss - Posted by: Mike ,Betty Debroni (Friends) on: Jun 03, 2021

  • Karmen and extended family, we are deeply shocked and sad to hear of Doug's passing. He will be fondly missed. We remembered those years worked together at Continental Crest and Embroidery. We always thank him for his hard working and the great contribution to the business success. He will be always remembered. Please accept our deepest condolences. - Posted by: Irene & Charles Tang (Friend and Colleague) on: Jun 03, 2021

  • My most sincere condolences to Doug's family and friends. Doug was such an upbeat, friendly and considerate man. He will be greatly missed but so fondly remembered by anyone that had the good fortune of meeting Doug. Rest in Peace my friend <3 - Posted by: Arleigh Mouck (Friend) on: Jun 03, 2021

  • Karmen & extended family. We are so sad and sorry to hear of Doug's passing. He will be fondly missed. Doug had an infectious personality and a great disposition. Our deepest condolences for your loss. - Posted by: Jean & Dale Robinson (friend) on: Jun 02, 2021

  • We're deeply saddened by Doug's passing. Our hearts go out to his wife, children and extended family. Life is precious. Support, comfort and care for each other through this trying time. - Posted by: Frank, Kerry and the Cazzorla Family (cousin) on: Jun 02, 2021

  • Dear Karmen and Family, Sorry to hear of the passing of Doug. I will never forget his bright smile and laughter that he brought to Family Gatherings with our Family. Thanks Doug for giving me a Great Wine to drink, your Dom David. He will be remembered. - Posted by: BRENDA MacLENNAN (Family Friend ) on: Jun 02, 2021

  • Our hearts go out to Doug's wonderful family. Karman, Matt, Kat, Frank and Walt..... We had such fabulous times together in our happy place Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. These times and talks will always be remembered with a smile and a chuckle. Please know how much we are thinking about all of you and know that our friend and your wonderful Dad and Grandpa held a very special place in our life. With love Syl and Andy Hopwood - Posted by: Syl. and Andy Hopwood (Friends) on: Jun 02, 2021

  • Sorry to hear of this great man's passing, he was always in good spirits and when he came around he made people around him the same way, he will be missed by all, God bless buddy. - Posted by: Dale Lichtenwald (friend) on: Jun 02, 2021

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