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Douglas Brockway

Douglas Ronald Brockway

Wednesday, December 1st, 1943 - Thursday, October 15th, 2020
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Brockway, Douglas Ronald
December 1, 1943 – October 15, 2020

It is with great sadness that the family of Douglas Ronald Brockway announces his passing on October 15, 2020.

Douglas was born on December 1, 1943 in High River, Alberta to Marvin and Lois Brockway. He grew up on a farm in the Meadowbank area and attended Meadowbank and Cayley Schools. Following his graduation from SAIT as an electronics technologist, Doug was married to Anita McClelland of High River. This was followed by his graduation from U of C in 1970 as an Electrical Engineer He spent many years in the Oil Industry, retiring in 2002 as International Facilities Manager for Canadian Occidental Petroleum.

He is survived by his loving wife, Anita; son, Scott (Kelsey); grandchildren, Noah, Quorra and Axton; daughter, Jordana Bivins (Eric); grandsons, James and Riley. He is also survived by his brother, Gordon; sister, Margaret Newby, along with many nieces and nephews.

Doug was a fun-loving person who could brighten up a room with his infectious laugh. He and Anita loved to travel, sail, golf, scuba dive. Doug loved spending many fun hours with their family and friends at their cottage on Lake Windermere. Doug and Anita were 1 day short of their 55th wedding anniversary. Doug will be missed by so many with whom he has worked, travelled, dined and laughed with over the years.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Doug’s memory to Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, a Memorial Service will be held for Doug at a later date. To view and share photos, condolences and memories of Doug, please visit www.choicememorial.com.
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Jordana Bivins

Posted at 06:50pm
One thing that stood out when it came to my Father...he loved being a grandpa, he absolutely adored his grandkids. Spending time with them was one of his favourite activities. From watching them play sports, partaking in plays, learning of new technologies they knew about that he didnt quite understand, to simply taking them out for a good meal. His eyes lit up every time one of them walked in a room. He was so proud of each and every one of them.

He loved to tell the story of when he took Riley to Phil's Restaurant for lunch (Riley was around age 5 or 6), what Riley had ordered, I can't recall but it involved ketchup which inevitably ended up on Riley's shirt...when that ketchup squirted onto his shirt, Riley proceeded to grab his chest dramatically and shouted out "Tell my wife I love her!!" and flopped onto the table. Riley gave 'gramps' an afternoon and a story of a lifetime. It was these kind of things he held so dear. It's these kind of things WE hold so dear.

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