Douglas Wesley Iverson (1926 - 2016)

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Douglas Wesley
July 20, 1926 – May 9, 2016
Doug Iverson passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Dulcina Hospice
on Monday, May 9, 2016 at the age of 89 years. Doug was born on the farm
north of Peace River. Doug had 3 siblings, 2 sisters and 1 brother. He is the last
to survive in his family. Although being isolated Doug had a drive to learn. He
ordered kits by mail order and built radios and model airplanes in the little log
cabin which he grew up in. He honed his skills as a jack of all trades. Although
he was good with his hands Doug was very intellectual. He loved knowledge.
Doug left the Peace Country in his early 20's to work in the oil patch. Doug had
a brief marriage in his 20's and had a daughter Myra. His second marriage was
to the love of his life, Helen Erickson on September 25, 1954 in Bluffton, AB. The
couple had one son, James, and spent many years living in Edmonton. Doug
worked as an alarm technician with Chubb Industries in Edmonton which he took
great pride in. In 2001 Helen and Doug moved to Cochrane to be closer to their
son and their two grandchildren. In Cochrane he was very engaged in the many
dance recitals and hockey games that were part of the family's lives.
Doug is survived by his daughter Myra Lanctot of Chilliwack, son Jim Iverson
and daughter-in-law Sandra Iverson of Cochrane and his three grandchildren
Candyce, Katerina, and Garrett. He also leaves behind many loving nieces and
Many thanks to the caring staff of Dulcina Hospice and the Bethany Care Centre.
As per Doug's request there will be no funeral service but a celebration of his
life will be held at the Iverson residence Saturday, July 23rd at 3:00 pm, close
to what would have been his 90th birthday. In lieu of flowers, donations can be
made to the Cochrane & Area Humane Society as he was a lover of all animals.
Funeral Home
Eden Brook Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home
24223 Township Road 242
Calgary, AB T3Z 3K2
(403) 240-4032
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Published in The Cochrane Eagle on May 26, 2016