Charles Douglas “Doug” Blackford

After a short but brave struggle with cancer, Doug passed away peacefully at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton. He is loved and will be missed especially by his family: his wife, Sharon, his father, Charlie, his children, Scott and Leah, their spouses, Kathy and Ken, and his four granddaughters, Caitrin, Eden, Alicia and Julia. Dad will also be remembered by his many good friends, and the students he taught during his thirty-five years as a teacher.

We would like to thank all of the doctors, nurses, friends and family that helped us and Dad through this challenging time. Special thanks to Dr. Picton at the Royal Inland Hospital and respiratory therapist Lisa Lam at the Cross Cancer Institute.

We thank you, Dad, for looking after us your whole life, even during your illness. You were our hero.