Gone far too soon, unexpectedly but peacefully in his sleep, Doug will be well-remembered as a kind soul who
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was a real people person. His last few years were
spent driving a cab in Courtenay, a job he said he
really loved because he got to interact with a
great variety of people, both good and less so.
He was slowed a little by type 2 diabetes a few years ago.
Born in Campbell River, his passion in his teens was
sea cadets, where he rose through the ranks to CPO
of the Admiral deWolfe corps there. After high school,
he worked briefly at the Elk Falls Pulp and Paper Mill,
after which he purchased, expanded and improved his
own business selling many products, such as blinds,
carpets, pool tables, indoor games and hot tubs.
Predeceased by his parents Norm and Doreen Carter,
and only a week ago, his Uncle Mac of Sidney-by-the-Sea,
he is survived by 2 brothers, Jerry, who lives in Victoria,
and Bob (Karen, Paul and Olivia), who still lives in Campbell River. In addition, his Aunt Lorraine and Uncle Stan live in Courtenay,and their 3 children, Ron, Dave and Steve, along with their kids,live in various parts of the West Coast of North America.
Being the people person he was, he would gladly give you
the shirt off his back if he thought you needed it.
A service has yet to be determined...donations to the
Canadian Diabetes Association, or to the Heart and Stroke
Foundation would be appreciated in lieu of flowers.
Published in Campbell River Courier Islander from July 4 to Aug. 2, 2014