Douglas William RUXTON

September 23, 1928 - June 16, 2013

Doug passed away peacefully at Lions Gate Hospital. He is deeply missed and survived by his beloved wife Carol, daughters Chris (Dave), Laurie (Bob), Lynn (John), grandchildren Michelle, Daniel, Megan, Adam, Tyler, Cameron, Delaney, great granddaughter Alexandra and brother Ted (Louise). Doug was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba and followed Carol to Vancouver in 1952. Most of their 58 years of marriage was spent in North Vancouver but they also enjoyed 18 years in Squamish. Doug and the family spent much time at Anderson Lake where he built a wonderful cabin to share with family and friends. He served several years as president of the North Shore branch of the Arthritis Society and enjoyed the time he spent volunteering as a leader of Air Cadets. Doug spent many years in the logging industry where he developed Tyee Machinery. A celebration of life will take place Friday, June 21st at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church at 2:00 pm, 1110 Gladwin Dr., North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the BC Arthritis Society. For those wishing to send condolences or to share a memory of Doug, please go to

The family would like to thank Dr. Sugar and the wonderful nursing staff of 4 east and the Palliative Care unit at Lions Gate Hospital.

McKenzie Funeral Services 604-926-5121

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McKenzie Funeral Services
Suite 200 - 100 Park Royal South West Vancouver, BC V7T 1A2
(604) 926-5121