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Born: Jul 18, 1933

Date of Passing: Apr 05, 2022

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July 18, 1933 - April 5, 2022

Peacefully, with his family by his side, Doug lost his valiant battle to A.L.S.
He is survived by his wife Evelyn of 64 years; his daughters, Margaret and Elizabeth; and son Ronald; as well as his sister Joyce McDonnell, and sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, and many special nieces, nephews, and close friends.
He was predeceased by his son Gordon. Doug was also predeceased by sisters, Marion, Kay and Beverly; and brothers, Malcolm and Ross.
Doug grew up in Sprague then went on to the U of M where he graduated as a Civil Engineer in 1959. His career with the Department of Highways spanned 37 years starting as a Resident Engineer in Winnipeg, then was Assistant District Engineer in Lac du Bonnet, moving to Steinbach as the District Engineer for Southeastern Manitoba and retiring as Assistant Deputy Minister in 1996. He then went on to spend more time at his farm in Sprague.
Throughout his life, his family was his main priority. Many happy memories surround family trips, outings, and gatherings. He was always active in the community, church and was instrumental in the development of Buffalo Point where his love of nature and wildlife made him the happiest. His love for birds, especially the Hummingbirds gave him many hours of entertainment. Doug enjoyed life to the fullest with many interests like curling, bridge, music, and travel.
To honor his love for friends and social gatherings, a Celebration of Life is planned for Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach, MB. Face masks recommended.
In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations can be made to A.L.S Research or the A.L.S Society, 1717 Dublin Ave. #2A, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0H2.

May the birds sing, the music play and friends gather in peace and love.
Arrangements by:
1-204-346-1030 OR 1-888-454-1030

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 09, 2022

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Dear Ron and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad was a wonderful person and I know you will cherish him forever. Ron, you, your mom and sisters are in my prayers. Take care. Phyllis - Posted by: Phyllis Stein (Ron’s neighbor ) on: Apr 12, 2022

  • My dearest sadness in the loss of your wonderful father, brother and colleague. Many many hugs to all the family. Especially Margaret from your best friend growing up who now lives in Australia. - Posted by: Janet Cobden née Curtis (Friend of the family) on: Apr 10, 2022

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