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Born: Jul 12, 1951

Date of Passing: Mar 06, 2022

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July 12, 1951 – March 6, 2022

After a life well lived, although far too short, Douglas Harry Deprez left us suddenly with his family by his side on Sunday, March 6, 2022. He will be warmly welcomed by those that went before him but tragically missed by those he leaves behind.
Doug was larger than life, not just in stature but in personality. Everyone that has stopped in over the last week, and those have been many, has had some great stories about his generosity, kindness, and sense of humour.
Doug was born on July 12, 1951, in Winnipeg to Maurice (Big D) and Germaine (Ma) Deprez. He was the second in what would be a line of five boys followed by two girls that they loved to terrorize and protect at the same time. The Deprez house was a busy place filled with love…always on the go with farming, hockey, baseball and general (fairly good natured) shenanigans. If the shenanigans got too out of hand, they could always repent at church on Sunday!! They all loved growing up in Stony Mountain and all remain there to this day!! Doug told Vicky recently that he was so proud that none had ever had a major falling out…family was everything.
On a trip to Hawaii in February of 1975 he met his future wife Vicky at Shipwreck Kelly's. As it turned out they only lived twenty miles apart back home and, after a whirlwind courtship, they were married on October 25th that same year.
Doug was a born salesman who loved to help his clients/friends whether it was selling trucks at Stern Trucks for 21 years or as a very well regarded and skilled Certified Financial Planner (CFP) with Investors Group for 28 years. Doug officially retired from Investors Group on September 30, 2021 but enjoyed the last 11 winters at their winter home in Florida.
Even more than his dedication to career Doug was dedicated to and defined by his family. The close bond he has with both of his children Ryan and Jenna will last forever. When the kids were younger, he would take the family on wonderful vacations to Hawaii, Mexico, Disney World and many road trips throughout Canada and the USA. Ryan and Jenna both looked up to their dad as their mentor. He was a fountain of information for his children.
His grandchildren loved their Papa, and they were the reason for his very existence since their birth!! He spent his free time with his grandchildren cutting grass, cleaning the yard and endless summer days by the pool. Over the last couple of winters, the kids opened their "business" called The Winter Club just for their Papa which included shovelling the driveway, hauling and stacking wood and a crisp $5.00 bill for each of them.
Doug was predeceased by his parents, Maurice and Germaine Deprez; his mother-in-law Nancy and father-in-law George Harrowen; sister-in-law Marsha Giles, brother-in-law Lyle Giles and brother-in-law Gerry McEachern. Doug is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Vicky; son Ryan, daughter-in-law Lisa; daughter Jenna (Jared). Grandchildren; Natasha, Trent, Jase, Linnea, Brayden and Mikenna. Brothers Rod (Sheryle); Don (Laurie); Laurie (Arlene); David (Debbie); sisters Leanne (Doug) Sinclair and Lindy McEachern. Sister-in-law Donna Harrowen; numerous nieces and nephews.

It is not if you win or lose but how you play the game.
Doug played it well.

Funeral Service is planned for Thursday, March 17, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at the Stony Mountain Community Centre, in Stony Mountain. Interment will follow at a later date.
In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Stony Mountain.

Ken Loehmer Funeral Services 204-886-0404

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 12, 2022

Condolences & Memories (30 entries)

  • When I received the call from Ryan I was stunned speechless. How could someone as amazing as Doug be gone? It just didn’t seem possible. When Jack retired from Investors and Doug took over he would come to our house on a regular basis, have coffee with my parents and share a lot of good laughs as well as dole out rock solid financial guidance. Doug was a regular visitor to my parents’ home, and not just a financial advisor to my parents; he was a friend. When my brother Bruce, then my dad Jim and my mother Sharon passed, Doug was there for us. His kind words, smile, jokes with us all are still with me to this day. I was able to see Doug coach Ryan into the advisor and friend he has become today. Because of Doug’s abilities and honesty I have come to trust Ryan implicitly. I can see a lot of Doug in Ryan, and that makes me glad. To the family: I am terribly sorry that I was not able to attend Doug’s funeral but please know that his legacy is with me, firmly displayed on my refrigerator for all to see. In duplicate (Ryan can tell you the story should you be interested, and it’s worth the listen!) My love to you all as you begin to move forward in life without the man who was indeed greater in life as well as in stature. It is rare to meet a man taller than myself but Doug was certainly that. I love you, Doug. Cameron - Posted by: Cameron Switzer (Friend of the Family) on: Mar 18, 2022

  • Doug was always such a friendly man & as a child I can remember spending many wonderful summer days in their pool. My sincere condolences to the entire family for your loss.. - Posted by: Candice Puddifant (Family friend ) on: Mar 18, 2022

  • Brian and I are sending you our sincere condolences on thee sudden death of Doug. We are sending our prayers to you Vicky and your family. Doug will always be remembered as a fun laughing friend. 🙏❤️🙏❤️ - Posted by: Karon and Brian Sackney (Friends) on: Mar 17, 2022

  • Our condolences to the Deprez family. We met Doug through the Kazinas and enjoyed the times he entertained us with his huge personality. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered. Dale and Lauren Mulhall - Posted by: Lauren and Dale Mulhall (friend) on: Mar 17, 2022

  • Our sincere condolences to Vicki and Family on your loss. We have such fond memories of Doug. When we moved into the neighborhood Doug was the first one to welcome us. After that we were welcomed like family. He was larger than life and had such a great sense of humor. He deeply loved his family and those around him. Sadly he passed away too young, but those around him and us were fortunate to have spent the time we did with him. - Posted by: Scott and Carolyn Isbister (Friends ) on: Mar 16, 2022

  • Vicky, my deepest condolences to you and the entire Deprez family. Marlene and I always enjoyed his wit and kindness whenever we saw Doug. He was a true gentlemen in every sense of the word. I have nothing but fond memories of Doug. Reg Patterson - Posted by: Reg Patterson (Friend) on: Mar 16, 2022

  • Condolences to the entire Deprez family from the Klimpke's - Posted by: Sandy Chatfield (Friend ) on: Mar 16, 2022

  • Deepest condolences to Vicky, Ryan, Jenna and the entire Deprez family. Doug was a true life long friend who will deeply be missed. - Posted by: Ken Puddifant (family friend) on: Mar 15, 2022

  • Our deepest heartfelt condolences to Vicky, Ryan, Jenna, their families & the entire Deprez family. We were very saddened to learn of Doug's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Rest In Peace Doug Jim & Terry Scott (long time friends) - Posted by: Jim & Terry Scott (Friend) on: Mar 15, 2022

  • Please accept our sincere condolences to the entire Deprez family for your loss. - Posted by: Chester and Brenda Neduzak (Friend) on: Mar 15, 2022

  • Vicky, we are so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. We will miss our mini visits with Doug when we were out walking. Our condolences to you and your family from all of the Rogowskys. - Posted by: Denis and Sally Rogowsky (Friend ) on: Mar 14, 2022

  • Saddened and lost for words, my condolences to all the Deprez Family. Thinking of you all at this sad time . - Posted by: Rob Sinclair (childhood friend and past neighbour ) on: Mar 14, 2022

  • Vicki, I am so sorry for your loss! Judy Elliott - Posted by: Judy Elliott (Friend of Vicki's) on: Mar 13, 2022

  • I am saddened to learn of Doug's passing. Growing up in Stony Mountain I got to know Doug and the Deprez family quite well. Just like all the Deprez family Doug was a kind, generous and caring person. As my next door neighbor, Doug and I shared more than a few beers and we always had great conversations. When Doug was studying to be a financial planner he called me one day to ask if I had any advice since I was already in the investment business. I recall saying to Doug that the most important part of this field of work is integrity and that he already had plenty of that ingrained in him by his parents. To Rod, Don, Laurie, David, Leanne and Lindy, my thoughts and prayers are with you. To Vicky, Ryan and Jenna my heart goes out to you and I hope your sorrows are soon replaced with fond memories of your Dad and husband. - Posted by: Tony Reznik (Friend) on: Mar 13, 2022

  • Vicky we are so sorry for your loss. We thank you for sharing your amazing husband with us. Doug was so fun to be around. He was positive and upbeat. Generous with his time and his stories. We will miss him. May the Lord give you and your family strength and peace. Amen 🙏 - Posted by: Paula Adkins (Florida Neighbor and Friend) on: Mar 13, 2022

  • Deepest condolences to Vicky, Ryan, Jenna and Deprez family. Doug was always willing to give a hand to anyone in the community that needed help. I will miss his humour, smile, and great conversations. Wishing you strength and comfort through this difficult time. Thinking of you and hoping you find peace and comfort. - Posted by: Dean & Julie Leathwood (Friend) on: Mar 12, 2022

  • Doug and I were in the same classroom for 8 school years before heading off to SCI...I knew his parents, brothers and cousins as I lived in Stony Mountain for 18 young children we had our spats and pranks in school and of course we had the same friends....I have thought about Doug throughout my life and wondered, as I did with all my classmates, how he was doing. I am very saddened by his passing....he will stay in my heart and mind as a young and often outspoken young man who excelled in sports and always had friends and family around him. Rest in peace Doug and joyful reunions with your family. .... my best wishes of peace and healing to his family. - Posted by: Lorna Lowe (childhood friend) on: Mar 12, 2022

  • So sorry to hear about your loss. He was such a wonderful man. Condolences to your family. - Posted by: Katherine Olynyk (Friend) on: Mar 12, 2022

  • We will truly miss Doug. He was a friend with a great sense of humor.Our thoughts and prayers are with Vicky and the family. - Posted by: Rick & Debbie Neilson (Friends) on: Mar 12, 2022

  • Deepest sympathy to you Vicky and Deprez family, will always have good memories of the camping days with Father Doug around the campfire. The memories help keep everyone strong. Thinking of you. - Posted by: Brenda Mitchell (Friend) on: Mar 12, 2022

  • Sincere condolences to you Vicky, Ryan, Jenna and the Deprez family. Dom and I were just talking about you last week about how loving your family was. This was a testament to the both of you. Hugs to you Vicky. Rossana and Dom - Posted by: Rossana and Dom De Luca (Friend) on: Mar 12, 2022

  • To Vicky, Ryan, Jenna and Deprez family. This Gentle Giant had the best sense of humor with a hardy laugh to match. I smile thinking of it. But what I know for sure is that he LOVED his family. He will be missed. - Posted by: Marlene (Posthumus ) on: Mar 12, 2022

  • I will always remember and appreciate Doug's words of encouragement when when I started at Investors Group in August 2003. My sincere condolences go to his dear wife and all of the Deprez family. - Posted by: Ken Hayes (IG Colleague) on: Mar 12, 2022

  • So sorry for your loss Vicky. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I will always remember the day Doug came back to work (Sterns) after his vacation and told me he had met a special gal in Hawaii from BRANDON. He was so happy. Take care, Beverly and Rene Patterson - Posted by: Beverly and Rene Patterson (Friends and past co-workers) on: Mar 12, 2022

  • Doug was a funny character that will be greatly missed around our neighborhood. Our condolences go out to Vicky and all of his family. - Posted by: Janette and David Neilson (Florida Neighbor) on: Mar 12, 2022

  • Doug was a funny character that will be greatly missed around our neighborhood. Our condolences go out to Vicky and all of his family. - Posted by: Janette and David Neilson (Florida Neighbor) on: Mar 12, 2022

  • My deepest condolences to the entire Deprez family. May your strength & love as a close family heal your sorrow. - Posted by: Kathy Day (Family Friend) on: Mar 12, 2022

  • So sorry for your loss Vicky. We always had the greatest respect for Doug’s honesty and integrity in his business dealings with us. And in turn we became good friends. A very good man! K and S - Posted by: Ken and Stella Thiessen (Friend) on: Mar 12, 2022

  • My deepest heartfelt condolences to the entire Deprez family. I’ve known Doug and the Deprez family all my life and spent a lot of time at the family home as a kid. Doug was a wonderful kind man who always had a smile and a friendly hello. He was well respected in the community as is the whole family. He will, without a doubt, be missed by many. Wayne and Linda Major - Posted by: Linda Major (Friend) on: Mar 12, 2022

  • We are so sorry for your loss Vicky and family. Doug was a wonderful and kind neighbor and friend and always had a smile on his face. Loved by all that knew him. Prayers to you and family. - Posted by: Ray and Virginia Jackson (Friend) on: Mar 12, 2022

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