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Born: Feb 20, 1949

Date of Passing: Jul 07, 2004

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DOUG YOUNGSON 1949 - 2004 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Doug, aged 55, on July 7, 2004, at home with his family at his side. Doug was diagnosed almost two years ago with prostate cancer which eventually metastasized to his bones. He fought a courageous battle right to the end, never giving up hope. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Kathleen; his son Ryan and wife Jelena; his son Erik and future wife Jennilee Gavina; mother Jean Sargent; sisters, Jean Renouf (Dixy) and children, Amber and Kyle, Joan Howland (Bernie) and children, Cora, Charlie and Nicki; brother David Kimber (Frances) and son Dustin; and step-father Horace Kimber; sisters, Cathy Kay and children, Alicia, Bryce and Shaylene, Dorothy St. Laurent (Pat) and children, Robin and Renee; brothers, Bryan Youngson (Christine) and children, Ainslee and Kelly, and Keith Youngson (Sheila) and daughter Carly; mother-in-law Julie Zatorsky; brother-in-law Rick Zatorsky (Fran) and niece Kristine. He was predeceased by his grandmother Lillian Sargent; father Ernest Youngson; step-mother Lilian Youngson and father-in-law Walter Zatorsky. Doug was born on February 20, 1949 in Winnipeg and spent his early childhood on a ranch in Youngstown, AB, and later moved back to Winnipeg, where he graduated from Churchill High School. He went on to graduate from Red River Community College as a Computer Analyst Programmer, eventually achieving the position of Vice President of Information Systems at the Western Canada Lottery Corporation. On retirement from W.C.L.C. he made a career change and worked as a teacher assistant at Isaac Newton Jr. High School. He always loved helping children and spent much of his free time fixing bikes for neighbourhood children. In earlier years Doug excelled in the sport of racquetball, winning a silver medal at the 1978 Canada Winter Games. He also spent countless hours coaching junior racquetball, including his two sons. Dougs other passions included running - he had run in many marathons, his last being the 2003 Manitoba Marathon. He was also an avid nature lover, going on many canoe and hiking trips across the country. Special thanks to Dr. Frank Martin, Dr. Shawn Thomas, and April and Ann, all from Kildonan Medical Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter, 3062 Portage Ave., R3K 0Y1, or a charity of your choice. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main St., on Saturday, July 10 at 10:00 a.m. CROPO FUNERAL CHAPEL 586-8044

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 31, 1969

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