Passed away on March 12, 2012 at the home of his daughter and son-in-law in Salmon Arm, BC.
He is missed and will be remembered by his wife Elizabeth, daughters Kim (Glenn) Salmon Arm and Laurie (Dana) Vancouver; sons Doug (LaRae) Winnipeg and James of Salmon Arm; grandchildren Joey Ringaert and Scott Grieve, Winnipeg and Jack and Kate Verdurmen, Salmon Arm; and his faithful cat Charlie. He was predeceased by his parents Alex and Blanche and his brother Art.
Doug was born on August 17, 1936 in Souris Manitoba where he spent his first four years prior to the family move to Winnipeg. In his late teens he moved, along with his parents, brother Art and sister Joyce to St. Vital where he continued to reside until recently.
After leaving school, he was employed as a CNR Locomotive Fireman until he contracted polio in 1958 which left him with physical limitations. When he was able to return to work he was employed for 35 years by Hayes Dana Inc. (Dana Canada) until retirement in 1996 as Regional Manager.
Doug’s determination to overcome many challenges throughout his life, without allowing his disability to define him, was always a source of inspiration and encouragement for his family.
“Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears,
but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you.
‘Twas heaven to be here with you, I loved you so.”
– Isla P. Richardson
Love you Dad/Grandpa.
Never more than a thought away.
In keeping with Doug’s wishes, no formal service will be held.
Online condolences can be sent through Doug’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com