Doug was a great guy who was so warm, kind and generous. He made you feel good, important and loved. It is still so hard to believe that he has left us, 10 days in, after hearing about his passing, I am still in disbelief. His celebration of life, yesterday, was large and overflowing with people that knew Doug and his most amazing family. To have it in an airplane hanger (where Doug worked) was such a great move. It felt as if Doug was there and watching us.........
With the "standing room only" crowd carefully listening to the heartfelt speeches, by Jennifer and the girls, family and friends...it was hard to hold back the tears...so, I for one did not!
The day was very well done and will be remembered for the rest of my life!
Rest In Peace, Doug...You will be missed!!!
Very sad to hear Doug has passed. As long as I live I will never forget the kind hospitality he showed myself and 3 friends when we attended the Grey Cup in Vancouver. He had us meet him at Granville Island and then took 4 "Stubble Jumpers" from the Prairies out on his boat. Lifting crab traps and catching salmon, pulling up prawn traps from 300' of depth when I felt my arms may fall off, and then eating fresh seafoood all the way back to port. Doug even made reservations for us 4 for dinner that night, not that we had any room to eat any more! His kindness will never be forgotten by this Regina boy. Rest in peace my friend. And for all those who love you, my sincere sympathies and prayers.
Fred and I have our boat in La Paz on the same dock and got to know Doug, Jennifer and the girls on a few of our trips there. We went to their boat for dinner and got to see a super family and a great dad and husband who truely loved life, his wife and his two fabulous girls....
We had an issue with our boat and guess who came right over to lend a hand and jumped right in to help...
We did not know him well but we are left with the sad thought that we will not get the opportunity to see him when we return to La Paz and develope what we both feel would have been a very rewarding friendship.....he seemed a "larger than life" guy who not only enjoyed his life but truely appreciated all that it held for him.
Fred and I will miss him and we both are thinking of you Jeniifer and your two little girls .
Clare and Fred from "Baja Breeze"
Dear birthday twin, No words can express the sadness in my heart. Doug loved you and the girls so much. His eyes lit up when any of 'his girls' walked in. Doug is probably fixing something for Enta, or flying her somewhere! Remember the good times and know that he will always be looking out for you. My love and prayers are with you and the girls. Luv Cathy
I was looking forward to getting to know Doug better and hear more of his great stories. I consider it a deep honor to have shared in his last moments together with his family. Sometimes it is not the amount of time that we have, but how we chose to spend that time. Love and strength to Jennifer, Jordanna and Vanessa.