Hume, Douglas William

Douglas William Hume, August 19, 1953 to October 16, 2015.  Doug was born in Neepawa, Manitoba the eldest child of Orville and Loretta Hume.  He attended school in Brookdale and Neepawa before the family moved to Carroll in 1968.  Doug along with his siblings helped run the family farm until he purchased his own farm in 1972.  He married Denice in 1973 and they had three girls; Shelly, Pam and Darla.  The girls were raised on the farm outside of Carroll and have many fond memories of their life on the farm.  Doug was usually busy seeding, harvesting, haying or calving but he also made time with family a priority as well.  Doug spent endless hours tending to cows, whether it was calving, halter breaking, or preparing for cattle shows.  One of his daughters was usually at his side.  Over the years, Doug served as a member of the Carroll rink committee, hall committee and also served as a leader of the Souris 4-H beef club.  From a young age, he was always involved in sports whether it was baseball, hockey, slow pitch or curling in Carroll on a rink with his daughters.  Over the years Doug became “Papa” to eight grandkids.  His grandkids were his greatest love and brought him the most joy.  He could often be found at one of their sporting events cheering them on.  He would spoil his grandkids for birthdays and Christmas and always wanted to find just the right gift.  Family was the most important thing to Doug.  At large family gatherings he could usually be found playing cards with his siblings and nieces and nephews.  He moved to Brandon in 2010 and in 2011 sold the family farm to his daughter.  Doug continued to visit the farm on a regular basis, helping with the lambing, haying, or anything else that needed to be done.  Over the years Doug held many different jobs; Woodsong Farms, RedFern Farm Services, Heartland Livestock, Shape Foods, Wheat City Seeds, and a custom silage business.  Doug was always a hard worker and was well respected by those that knew him.  Doug will always be remembered as a kind, caring, soft spoken person who would give the shirt off his back to anyone who needed it.   Doug battled with health issues related to his diabetes on and off since his late 20’s.  On October 16, 2015, Doug passed away peacefully at his home in Brandon.  We know Doug is resting peacefully and will continue to watch over us for the years to come.  Doug was predeceased by his parents Orville and Loretta and sisters Marilyn and Judy.  Doug is survived by his daughters Shelly (Richard) Hillis, Pam (Drew) Haubrich, and Darla (Andrew) Wrightson, his grandkids Nathan, Madison, Taylor, Cassidy, Colby, Nash, Jade, Mark, his siblings Melvin, Brenda, Blair, Raymond, Sandra and families, and many nieces and nephews.  Doug was laid to rest in the Carroll Cemetery on October 21, 2015.  In Doug’s memory, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

20 thoughts on “Hume, Douglas William”

  1. Shelly, Pam and Darla we were saddened to hear of Doug’s passing. Our hearts and prayers go out to you. May the many memories of good days with your dad be a comfort to you at this time. We miss you.

  2. my thoughts and prayers go out to Dougs family. He was a great guy and helped me out a lot when I was in Brandon. He will be greatly missed. Rest easy bud.

  3. Darla Andrew and family,
    So sorry to hear the news of your Dad and Grandpa. I know you will miss him very much. Our thoughts are with you at this time.

  4. To Andrew, Darla and family, Bob and I want you to know that we are thinking of you and your family at this time. I hope that all the memories that you and your children have of your dad and Grandpa will help you through this difficult time.

  5. I was very shocked and saddened to hear of Doug’s passing. May his many great qualities continue to live on through his children and grandchildren. May you have comfort, strength and hope during this very challenging, difficult time.

  6. Please accept my sincere sympathy on the loss of your Dad, Grandpa and brother. My thoughts are with you all.

  7. Our condolences, thoughts and prayers are with you all Linda and family
    Larry Lisa and family
    Barb and family

  8. To Doug’s Children, Grandchildren, Sisters & Brothers,
    Our thoughts are with you all at this very sad time. Keep all your memories of Doug close to your heart.

  9. To Shelley, Darla and Pam, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. He was a great person, always fun loving and loved you all so much. I will always remember him thru baseball and hockey which he enjoyed so much. He will be missed. Take care. My thoughts are with you. Barb

  10. Dear Darla, Andrew and family, Please accept our deepest sympathies on the recent passing of your dad and grandpa. Our thoughts are with you at this time.

  11. Hello Hume family. I was so sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. I had the experience of working with him for about a month this past spring at Wheat City Seeds. As our manager there had hurt his hand I was called in to help put out seed to our customers. The days were often long and and stressful and having your Dad there with his sense of humour, his easy way with customers and his willingness to hang in there until the end of the day meant a lot to me. I looked forward to seeing him there every morning and the laughs we often had together after the customers left just made our time there a lot easier. I’ll miss not seeing him there anymore. Rod

  12. Sorry to hear of Doug’s death. We were away in Calgary or we would have been at the funeral!! I always thought of Doug as a good friend and we had a lot of good times with the Elgin Clippers!! We wish the best to all of his family!! We are very saddened with his death as that means another wonderful person is missing from our lives and his families and these people are very hard to replace!!

  13. Our deepest sympathy to the family….it’s been years but we recall fond memory of the Hume families. God bless you all.

  14. Shelly, Pam and Darla,
    We are very saddened to hear of your dad’s passing, and offer our sympathy to you and your families.
    Our hearts and prayers are with you. Take care.

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