Douglas, Roy William

Douglas: Roy Douglas, at the age of 90 years old went to join his wife and soul mate Janet in heaven on Saturday, February 22, 2020.  Dad was born Roy William Douglas on October 28, 1929 in Souris, MB to William and Rosie Douglas.  Dad received his education at Beresford, MB and then started at Manitoba Pool Elevators (now Viterra).  His career spanned over 36 years taking him to Mentieth, Hartney and then eventually completing his career in Souris.  He loved working with the farmers, and many, if not all became lifelong friends.  It is in Souris where he met the love of his life, Janet.  They were married in Souris on July 2, 1960.  They were the perfect couple, both so kind, caring and always willing to help anyone.  Many nights you would catch Dad watching some kind of sports game on tv, attending a game in town or visiting with family and friends.   Dad really loved being an armchair coach for the Jets, Blue Bombers and Blue Jays. Dad was very active in the community, volunteering countless hours wherever he was needed.  Eventually he found his calling at the Fellowship Club, doing many things, but he especially enjoyed being the Treasurer.  He loved playing cards, shuffling or visiting with everyone.  In 1963 they welcomed their son Bill. In 1967, their daughter Linda was born. Dad loved his family more than anything.  He cherished every moment either attending or helping out with whatever they were involved in.  Dad was overjoyed in 1991 when he became a Grandpa to Brett.  In 2018, Dad was again blessed to become Great Grandpa, better known as Grandpa Roy to Owen, who was the apple of his eye.  Dad had many hobbies including woodworking, cabin time, fishing, golfing, and gardening.  Even when he got older, his garden may have got smaller, he still planted one.  Dad was predeceased his soul mate Janet, his mom and dad and mother and father in law.  He is survived by his son Bill (Sheila), daughter Linda, Grandson Brett (Sarah), Great Grandson Owen.  Funeral services took place February 25, 2020 at St Paul’s United Church, officiated by Rev. Harvey Hurren.  Burial was at Souris & Glenwood Cemetery.  In memory of Roy, donations can be made to Souris Personal Care Home Activities and Recreation or Souris Health Centre Palliative Unit (both donations) c/o Prairie Mountain Health, Box 10, Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0.


15 thoughts on “Douglas, Roy William”

  1. Linda and family,
    Was so shocked and saddened to not see Roy yesterday at the PCH – he was just the nicest fella and always had a smile and always had time to chat. Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Douglas family and I know he will be missed!

    Pat Smith/Muriel Turner

  2. Linda Douglas & family
    Bill Douglas & family
    Sincere Condolences to Linda and Bill and their families
    at this sad time, the loss of your Dad. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Hold your memories close to your heart and you will never be far apart. Hugs & Love.
    Denise Smith-Bosc

  3. Our sincere sympathy to you Linda and your family on the passing of your dad. May all your great memories help you through this difficult time.

  4. To the Douglas Family,
    Sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad and difficult time.
    We often sat and visited with your Dad and Mom at MPE functions catching up on Souris news.
    Treasure your memories.
    Dean and Donna Couvier

  5. Linda, Bill and families, sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. We were honoured to attend his birthday party in October and saw him a few times later. Always enjoyed our times together. He was an all round great guy.

  6. Bill, Linda and Family.
    With deepest sympathy.
    I remember working with your dad several years ago in Hartney, at Manitoba Pool Elevators.
    We had lots of fun and he was a great boss.

  7. We are so sorry we cannot be there to share our condolences. Please know you are in our thoughts at this time of grief and remembrance.
    The Wallin Family

  8. So sorry Bill And Linda on the loss of your Dad.He was a great man and will be be missed by many people.

  9. Bill and all the family.
    So very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. He was a wonderful man. Our deepest sympathy.

  10. Sending our deepest sympathy on the passing of your father …sorry that I will not be able to attend the funeral.
    Roy did such a lot of work for the friendship centre and he used to take Brenda Bond to meeting’s when she didn’t drive anymore.
    Such a wonderful gentleman will be greatly missed.

  11. to Bill & Sheila, Linda, Brett and family –
    – please accept our deepest condolences. Our thoughts are with you at this very difficult time.
    Rick and Mary Smith

  12. Our thoughts and prayers are with u all at this difficult time . Bob has many many fond memories of Roy and him working together in the Souris Elevator! Roy was a great guy and will truly be missed .

  13. Dear Linda and Bill and your Family,
    Your Dad was a true friend to our family over many years. I was shocked to learn of his passing. We will miss him.
    Sending love from our family to yours.

  14. Linda and Bill, I was sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. I hope your happy memories will give you some comfort at this time.

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