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DOUGLAS GEORGE HICKS

Born: Nov 25, 1911

Date of Passing: Apr 30, 2000

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DOUGLAS GEORGE HICKS NOVEMBER 25, 1911 - APRIL 30, 2000 Peacefully on April 30, following a short illness, with his wife by his side, Doug Hicks passed away at the age of 88 years. His parents George and Martha Hicks predeceased him. Doug is survived by his loving wife Sally, and his three children David Hicks (Kathy), Jim (Sharon Gurney) and Betty-Anne Webb (Norm Wright). Doug (Papa) will be missed and fondly remembered by his grandchildren, Deanna (Hicks) Wright, (Jeff and great-granddaughter Kaitlyn) Chris Hicks (Lori and great-grandchildren, Brendan and Hayley) Ryan Webb; Krista Webb; and Leah Hicks. Doug will also be missed by his "third" son and farming partner Gordie (Anne) Tisbury. His many other relatives, friends and High Bluff neighbours will also sadly miss Doug. Doug was born and raised in High Bluff. After marrying the love of his life in 1942, Doug and Sally made their home in High Bluff and lived there until December, 1999. Doug was very active in the community and supported the High Bluff Church and Community Hall, Curling Club and High Bluff School Board. His neighbours acclaimed him as the "Honorary Mayor" of the town. In addition to running the family farm, Doug worked for B.C. Pea Growers in Portage la Prairie for 31 years. Doug was incredibly energetic and he maintained many interests throughout his life. He was an avid hardball player and bowler, and continued to play golf five days a week until 1998, and curled in the seniors league until 1999. Doug always looked forward to his Sunday dinners at Betty-Annes home in Winnipeg. David and Jim have great memories of curling every year with their father in the Portage Last-Chance Bonspiel. His family was the lucky recipients of his great gardening skills. Doug spent many hours maintaining his yard and the old farm site. Helping Gordie at harvest was also something he always enjoyed and made time for. What we will remember most - is the generosity of the love he shared with us all. In particular, Doug cherished all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and they will indeed miss their papa. He will always be an inspiration and role model to his family and those that knew him. The family would like to extend their thanks to staff of St. Adolphe Personal Care Home for their care and kindness. The funeral service will be on Saturday, May 6 at 1:00 p.m. at Trinity United Church, 15 Tupper St. S. in Portage la Prairie. Following the interment at the McKenzie Cemetery, we would like friends and family to join us in celebration of Dougs life at the High Bluff Community Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the High Bluff Church Memorial Fund, at High Bluff, Man., R0H 0K0. The Omega Funeral Home Portage la Prairie are in care of the funeral arrangements. We will be comforted by our wonderful memories of you.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 03, 2000

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