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Obituary of JOHN CAMERON DOUGLAS
JOHN CAMERON DOUGLAS
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Cameron Douglas at the age of 74 on April 2nd, 2023 at Riverview Health Centre following a short but well fought battle with cancer.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Janie of 57 years, daughters Shelley (Richard) and Wendy (Trevor); grandchildren Adam (Jordan), Victoria (Matthew), Jordan (Zoé), Amy (Cody), Kelsey, Andrew and Meaghan; his great granddaughter Myla and his beloved dog Tuey and 7 grand-puppies. He is also survived by his siblings Elizabeth, Billy (Brenda), Linda and Margaret, sister in law Linda and numerous nieces and nephews and close friends. He was predeceased by his parents Stewart and Rose Douglas, and his brothers in law Alan, Jim B, Jim C and Donny.
John was born June 17th, 1948 and grew up in Elmwood next door to the Hickey family whom he considered his second family.
Honouring his family before him he became a reservist of The Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada and never missed a Remembrance Day ceremony.
He had many different interests through his lifetime such as fishing, hockey, baseball, tennis, curling and golf. You could often see John standing at the boards in the rink of his grandkids hockey or ringette games. He was always there waiting after the game to support them with a “good game” and a cold drink from the canteen. He taught them all how to fish and provided them with their very own special fishing rods. He loved his grandkids more than anything and was always there to provide love and support.
John had many special memories of coaching hockey at many different levels and made longtime friends in the community. We spent many days at the rink in Valley Gardens watching Dad coach and clean the ice.
He spent most of his life camping at Toniata in Falcon Lake and later at Bare Point in the Lake of the Woods where he made lifelong friends.
John worked for the CNR as a carman and retired at an early age and went on to drive a school bus.
He will be lovingly remembered for his devilish chuckle and quirky sense of humour. He was the best husband, father, and grandfather and will be missed immensely.
The family would like to thank Dr. Dueck and Nurse Rhonda at Oakbank Medical, Dr. Vergis and Dr. Hardy at St. Boniface General Hospital and special thanks to Dr.
Butterworth and all the physicians, nurses and healthcare aides at Riverview Health Centre palliative unit for their care and compassion towards John.
As per John’s wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no funeral service. A private family service will be held at a later date.
For those desiring, donations can be made in John’s memory to the Winnipeg Humane Society, the Children’s Hospital of Winnipeg, or KidSport Manitoba.
“Goodbyes are not forever.
Goodbyes are not the end.
They simply mean I’ll miss you,
until we meet again.”
We’ll love you forever.
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