It is with sadness that we announce the passing of beloved father, grandfather and friend Doug Imrie on June 26, 2016 at the age of 85 years.
Doug was always at the centre of any social gathering, Doug was best known and loved for his endless repertoire of jokes, colorful stories, witty sayings and musical abilities. He was a master of the art of “spoonerisms” and everyone was treated to his versions of “Rindercella” and “ The Pee Little Thrigs”.
His deep baritone singing voice accompanied his accordion, guitar and piano skills.
Born in Wideview SK, Doug moved to BC where he worked with his parents on various ranches in the Clinton and Ashcroft areas.
Doug met his wife of 59 years Betty Scott Polson in Victoria, BC where he worked as a longshoreman and steam engineer. They moved to Douglas Lake Ranch in 1956, later Quilchena and eventually Merritt, where Doug began selling International Harvester farm machinery and American Motors, Chrysler, Dodge cars and trucks. His first logging truck was purchased in 1969 and he was an owner operator in the Salmon Arm and Sicamous area until his retirement at 70.
Doug loved boating and camping with friends on the Shuswap. He served for many years as an RCMP Auxiliary Constable both in Merritt and Salmon Arm. Doug was also a lifelong member of the BPOELKS Lodge.
Predeceased by his wife Betty in 2013 and his son Chris in 1977.
Doug will be forever loved and cherished by his family; daughter Sheri Yaremco and son in law Michael, grandchildren; Travis, Elyse and Ethan and daughter in law Linda Thompson. Also survived by his sister Audrey Hamilton ( Garth ). “Uncle Doug” will be greatly missed by his nieces and nephews : Shelley Sanders, Dale Dare, Colin and Greg Hamilton
Honoring Doug’s wish there will be no formal service. Celebration of Life to be announced.
Online condolences may be sent through Doug’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com.