Douglas MIGUEZ

June 12, 1945 - April 4, 2013

Douglas (Doug) Charles Miguez passed away at the age of 67 on April 4, 2013 after a short battle with cancer. With his unique sense of humour, positive outlook and willingness to lend a hand, Doug will be remembered as a friend to all.



He is survived by his wife Lynn, daughters Lisa and Chrissy, son-in-law Adrian, brothers Ron, Albert (Bridget), Fred (Karys) and sister Mary (Ross) as well as countless nieces, nephews, extended family members and close friends.



A lifelong resident of British Columbia, Doug spent the first 10 years of his life on James Island while his father worked at the dynamite plant. The family later relocated to the Cordova Bay area of Saanich. For the past 34 years he has called Sidney, and the house on Resthaven Drive, home. Doug was a long time employee of Woodwards and later the Axys Group.



All those who knew Doug have a story to share - he was a prankster, handyman, outdoor enthusiast, traveller and armchair hockey coach. Doug was also a dedicated community member, giving of his time as a Sidney Volunteer Firefighter, Goldstream Hatchery Volunteer and Sidney Air Museum tour guide.



To have a normal life is extraordinary. Doug had an extraordinary life. Father, husband and friend - all our lives are richer for having known him.



There will be a celebration of Doug's life at the Sidney Fire Hall (9837 Third Street, Sidney, V8L 3A6) on April 13, 2013 from 2:00 to 6:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Doug's name to the Goldstream Salmonid Enhancement Association, 21 - 759 Sanctuary Court, Victoria, V8X 5L6.



The family would like to say a special thank you to the entire nursing and support staff of the Neurosciences Unit (6A South) at Victoria General Hospital and Dr. Ian Fleetwood. The care, compassion and thoughtfulness provided to Doug and our family during his short illness was second to none, and we will always be grateful to you.


Published in The Times Colonist on Apr. 5, 2013