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W.D. (DOUG) JONES
Date of Passing: Jan 13, 2000Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
W.D. (DOUG) JONES Doug left this earth on Thursday, January 13, 2000 at the Portage District General Hospital, after a short battle with cancer. Doug was born in Toronto in 1934. He was a graduate of the Ontario Agriculture College Class of 1956 and then began his career with the Campbell Soup Company in Toronto. Doug was transferred to open the Campbells plant in Portage la Prairie and worked in quality control and purchasing until the time of the Portage plant closure. He then worked as the first Executive Manager for the Manitoba Pulse Growers Association. Dougs quiet involvement in the community was broad. He was involved in the Canadian Association for the Mentally Retarded (Association for Community Living) at the local, provincial and national level, and was a founding Director of Portage ARC Industries. Doug was a member of the Portage Flying Club, and was a long time member of the Portage Rotary Club (past president of Portage club, served on many committees of the District 555 and was a Paul Harris fellow). He was currently a facilitator with the Community Justice Forum and a Director of the Portage and District Foundation. Doug was also a long time active member of Trinity United Church. Predeceased by his parents, Doug is survived by his wife Barbara; daughters, Susan (Brandon), Sharon and Bram Ryan (Winnipeg), Margaret and Peter Newbury (Vancouver), and his cherished grandchildren, Aarin, Benjamin and Emma Ryan and Hannah Newbury. A memorial service will be held in celebration of Dougs life on Monday, January 24 at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity United Church, Tupper Street S., Portage la Prairie, Man. A private interment will be held at a later date. No flowers, please, but donations to the Portage and District Foundation, Box 1153, Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 3J9, or a charity of choice would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Doug at Evergreen Memorial Gardens by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel who are entrusted with the arrangements. 857-4021.
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 22, 2000
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