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1929 - 2013
On February 14th, 2013, an incredible man moved on from this world. Doug is lovingly remembered by wife, Beverley; children, Jake (Martha) and Pat; step-children: Colette and Caroline (Mike); grandchildren: Alison (Karl), Brooke (Kevin), Erin, Ryan, Lyndsey, Sophie and Jacintha; and niece: Kathy.
Doug lived a full, rewarding and action-packed life overflowing with family, friends, many hobbies and a keen business sense.
Born and raised on the North Shore, Doug spent the first 76 years of his life in the area before more recently moving to Qualicum Beach. The early part of his career was spent in the logging and trucking industries. Later he opened a small chainsaw business out of a garage on west 20th which quickly flourished and he moved the business to 207 Pemberton Ave where it expanding into renting, operating and selling cranes & other heavy equipment, as well as building boats. Doug was always on the go and loved boating, fishing, skiing, motorcycle racing, exploring and was an avid reader. Doug will be fondly remembered by friends and family.
A Memorial Service will be held at West Vancouver United Church, 2062 Esquimalt Avenue, West Vancouver, B.C. on February 23rd, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lion's Gate Hospital Foundation - Pallative Program or North Shore Hospice would be appreciated. For those wishing to share a memory of Doug, please go to www.hollyburnfunerals.com
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Feb. 20 to Feb. 22, 2013