DOUGLAS JOHN HOPE
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April 26, 1940 - January 23, 2014
Douglas John Hope, family man, sports fan and problem solver, died peacefully on Thursday, January 23, 2014.
Doug was a husband, father, grandfather, fisherman, golfer, and good friend to so many. He married the love of his life, Beverly, in 1962 and they enjoyed more than 51 years of adventures together. He took extreme pride in his two children, Joanne (Jay) and Cameron (Sara), and his granddaughters, Amy and Jenna, about whom he would talk at the drop of a hat. Doug was predeceased by his father John, mother Frances and sister Marion. He is survived by his sisters, Sharon (Gib) and Gail (Bill), and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.
Doug excelled at tinkering, outsmarting salmon, and fixing anything for anyone. He had a life-long love affair with ice cream, car racing, the ocean, and getting a good deal. He was sensational with a TV remote, a master of the Bar-B-Q, exceptionally organized, and never late for anything. He despised bad driving, loved a good joke, and had a great head of hair right to the end.
More than anything, Doug cherished his family, friends and neighbors.
There will be a Celebration of Doug's Life beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, with refreshments and light snacks to follow. Location: Woodvale Community Centre/Clubhouse (at Millwoods Golf Course), 4540 - 50 Street, Edmonton.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Sangha and the staff at the Cross Cancer Institute, as well as the kind staff at the Sturgeon Community Hospital (Unit 28). In lieu of flowers please feel free to make a donation to the charity of your choice.
Published in The Edmonton Journal from Jan. 27 to Jan. 28, 2014