Doug was born January 27 in Windsor, NS in 1940, and passed away peacefully at North Island Hospital in Courtenay on Wednesday, May 16th at the age of 78. Doug is survived by his wife of 53 years, Katherine, daughters Crystal (David), Juanita and sister Judy. Doug was predeceased by his mother Francis (Leighton), step-mother Vi and father Herman Killen.
Doug was a man of few words but always had a witty comment to make that caused a few snickers. He was an avid sports fisherman and hunter who loved the outdoors and socializing with his various coffee groups. Always the first to jig something to solve a problem and ready to take anyone out in his boat fishing.
Doug was a Cpl in the Air Force as a SARTECH for 23 years. Recognized for numerous searches on both the East and West Coast of Canada. His second career with Elk Falls Mill as First Aid and Stores where he increased his pool of friends.
No service will be held by request. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations can be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice in memory of Doug.
The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, home care with North Island Hospital, Island Health and Veterans Affairs for their compassion; expertise and support throughout this difficult time.
We miss him because we loved him,
He was dearer than silver or gold,
No treasure on earth can replace him,
His memory will never grow old,
Though his smile and laughter has gone forever,
And his hand we cannot touch,
Still we have so many memories,
Of the one we loved so much.
Doug has gone fishing.