With broken hearts we announce that Doug passed away peacefully at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home on November 21, 2015 from Leukemia.
Doug was born on September 18, 1952 in Murreyville BC , moving to Raleigh and then into Kamloops as a young boy.
Doug is survived by his wife Bev Kuzmiuk, stepson Jordan , parents Bill and Charmian Ferguson, siblings Brian , Kathy, Glenn , Jeff ( Janet Blair), nieces Sarah, Emily, Jennifer, Lindsay, Thea and nephews Will and Chase. Brother in law Doug Wood ( Shelley) and their children Nic and Emmarie .
Doug was predeceased by his son Jim and nephews Chris and Brandon.
Doug worked for SD #73 as a bus driver, janitor, and on grounds as an equipment operator, retiring in 2012 after 37 years. Doug loved the outdoors and some of his happiest days were spent at our place at Paul Lake .
We will miss the mischievous boy, his smile, kind heart and his gift for story telling.
A Character to the End
Words cannot express our thanks to Dr Sigalet, Dr Song. Dr Bennett, Dr Goy, nurses 15th tower and 6th floor VGH, Kamloops Cancer Clinic nurses, Elvira ( Amy) RIH lab,nurses ACU, Community Home Care nurses and the staff and volunteers at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home who made our journey much easier to take. Many thanks to our friends and co workers for all your support and help.
An informal Celebration of Life will be held on November 28, 2015 at Jeff and Janet’s home, 3280 Long Lake Road, Knutsford from 2 – 5 .
Donations in Doug’s memory may be made to the Kamloops Hospice Association, 72 Whiteshield Crescent, KamloopsB.C. V2E 2S9
He will live on in our hearts and in the stories we share