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Date of Passing: Jul 31, 1999

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DOUG TOWNSEND Doug Townsend, beloved husband of Lorraine of Calgary, passed away suddenly at the Rockyview Hospital on July 31, 1999 at the age of 46 years. Born, raised and educated in Winnipeg, Doug married Lorraine in 1976. He started working for Westfair Foods on April 1, 1974 eventually becoming Advertising Director, a position he held until his passing. Doug relocated to Calgary with Westfair Foods in 1988 and embraced the western style of living. His greatest joy was creating a web site called the Internet Cowboy (, which highlighted the Southern Alberta lifestyle. In keeping with Dougs wishes, the appropriate donation has been made to the Hope Foundation. Besides his loving wife Lorraine, Doug is survived by his father Don; brother-in-law Dave (Debbie) Nickie; dear friend and cousin-in-law Ken (Eleanor) Litkowich; nieces and nephews, Jeff, Kelly, Phillip and Phoebe; as well as many cousins, aunts and uncles. Doug was predeceased by his mother Doris. Funeral services will be held at McInnes & Holloways Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., on Friday, August 6 at 1:00 p.m. At Dougs request, please come dressed casually or in western wear. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Salvation Army, Suite 330, 1015 4th Street S.W., T2R 1J4. In living memory of Doug Townsend, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary. Telephone (403) 243-8200.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 05, 1999

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