Douglas Edwin Kantymir passed away suddenly on Tuesday morning January 5, 2016 in Armstrong, BC at the age of 68 years.
Born in Windsor, Ontario to parents Shirley Hope and William Samuel Kantymir on November 12, 1947.
Doug lived in Windsor, Toronto, Prince Rupert, Vancouver, Victoria, Vernon, and Armstrong. He spent 35 years working at Rogers Foods Ltd. retiring November, 2012. He will be fondly remembered as the “bread man”, fun loving, kind, and doing everything with great gusto. Doug, his brothers, and many family and friends shared his passion for hockey, golf, and many other sports. He couldn’t wait to get out on the golf course again with his new XE1 Wedge. He knew teams, players, dates, wins and losses by heart. Over the years he coached baseball, always encouraged others, was an amazing dad and husband. He was our “rock” and we could always count on him to be there for us. Doug was very interested in world news and local events. He made friends everywhere he went and enjoyed his weekly walks around Kal Tire Place in Vernon. He also enjoyed getting involved with his church family and looked forward to better things to come.
Doug is predeceased by his dad, William Samuel Kantymir, and will be forever held close in their hearts and deeply missed by his family – dearly loved wife Carolynn, mother Shirley of Burnaby BC, brothers Ken, twin brother Robert (Donna) of Delta, David (Rosalynne) of Winfield, sister-in-law Kathleen (Roger) McEwan of Canfield, Ontario, son Joshua (Desrie) of Kelowna, daughter Jessica (Ben) Stevens of Stewart, BC, treasured grandchildren Cali, Alyssa, Matthew and Sarah, nephews Taeben Kantymir, Sasha Green, nieces Emily Kantymir, Pavanne (Henry) Hawkes, great nephews Nico Kantymir-Letain, Quinn and Lynton Hawkes and many more family and friends.
A service celebrating Doug’s life will be held on Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 2 pm at Bowers Funeral Chapel with Pastor David Rodriguez officiating. A reception will follow the service in the Mountainside Room, allowing friends and family to continue sharing memories.
Online condolences may be sent through Doug’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com In lieu of flowers, donations in Doug’s name may be made to www.adra.ca, amazingdiscoveries.org/ca, or a charity of your choice.