April 1, 1954 – April 9, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, dad, son, brother and grandpa who passed away at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, Tuesday April 9, 2013 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Kimberley, BC on April 1, 1954, Doug grew up in Warfield, BC. At the age of 28 Doug met his wife Lori at the Trail Curling Club, which turned into 28 wonderful years of marriage. Doug’s proudest accomplishment was his family. Nothing made him happier than the day he became a grandpa. He loved his family and they share countless happy memories together. Doug worked at Cominco as a machinist for 36 years where he enjoyed working with his good friends. Doug had a passion for the outdoors. Besides being an accomplished golfer, curler and fisherman, Doug enjoyed hunting, hiking and camping. He was also a Boy Scout leader for many years.
Predeceased by his mother Paula, infant brother Michael and his mother-in-law Barbara; Doug is survived by his loving wife Lori, daughters Lindsey (Murray) and Kirstie and grandchildren Mackenzie and Brady. Doug is also survived by his father Doug Sr., sisters Diane Mitchell (Haley) and Donna Bagshaw. Doug will be greatly missed by his large circle of friends, family and his extended family; the Workmans.
The family would like to send special thanks to Dr. Eric Dalla Lana, Dr. Scotland and the team of wonderful nurses and doctors at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital for their exceptional care. They also greatly appreciate all the love and support of family and friends throughout this long journey.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 11:00 am at the Gateway Christian Life Centre, 8320 Hwy. 3B, Trail, BC with Pastor Shane McIntyre, Celebrant. Bill Clark of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.
As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Health Foundation (Oncology Unit) at 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, BC V1R 4M1 or online at www.kbrhhealthfoundation.ca.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca.