John Douglas Fink

John Douglas Fink

A lifetime resident of the Elk Valley, John Douglas Fink, died peacefully at the Elk Valley Hospital on May 25, 2016 at the age of 93. Doug was born on the family homestead in Hosmer on July 28, 1922.

A man who loved and appreciated life’s simple pleasures, Doug greeted friends and neighbors with a smile and friendly wave. He will always be remembered for his love and knowledge of Elk Valley history. His memory and ability to retell stories with detailed accuracy was second to none. Doug could reminisce for hours! Always outgoing and active, Doug was a long time member of the IWA, the Elks Lodge and the Kootenay Historical Society. He enjoyed his regular coffee outings, wood crafts, jigsaw puzzles, word searches, and the company of his beloved dog Fancy. Rest in Peace, Doug. You will be missed.

Doug is survived by 5 daughters: Erma Fink (Stuart), June Hopley (Gordon), Nancy Hopley (Dennis), Pat (Gerry) Beauschesne, and Lavern Kelly, his son Randall, 8 grandchildren: Celisha (Gerald), Dawn (Corey), Adrian-Jacob, Ryan (Justina), Darquise, Jaden (Krysl), Shealene (Jordan), and Tanisha, and 5 great grandchildren: Alexander, Aria, Zackary, Xavier and Zalen. He was predeceased by his wife Margaret Fay, his son Arnold, grandson Dalton, sisters Isabel and Susie, his brother Charlie and his parents Franklin and Norma.

The Memorial Service was held at Cherished Memories “Serenity Chapel” on Wednesday, June 1st.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Doug’s memory to Rocky Mountain Village, c/o Recreation Dept., 55 Cokato Rd. Fernie, BC, V0B 1M4.

Memories & condolences shared at Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.

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