Douglas Alan McLeod passed away September 19, 2015 at the age of 86 years. He was predeceased by his wife Yvonne McLeod (September 6, 2014), parents Prudence and Edward McLeod, and brothers Donald and Maurice McLeod.
Doug is survived by his sister Beverly Fleury, his children Paula Madu, Debbie Clutton (Dennis), Doug McLeod, and Barbara McLeod (Stephen); grandchildren Alyson Shore (Collin), Sydney Madu, Tori Madu, Rebecca McLeod, Clare McLeod Smith, Malcolm Knutsen, Ronan Clutton, Ben Clutton, great grandchildren Hannah and Hailey Shore, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Doug was born in Calgary February 16, 1929 and spent his early years on the family farm south of Okotoks, and a farm west of Rimbey for a short period of time as well.
He began riding steers as a boy and continued on to ride broncs and bulls. Doug has a passion for riding and was a lifelong horseman, a skill he passed along to all of his children.
Doug served in the navy out of Victoria, B.C. in the early 1950’s. During that time he married Yvonne Fleury and in 1960 they ventured from Calgary to their home in the Crestomere area. He worked as a stationery engineer, farmed, and operated gas wells until his retirement in 1989. In 2014 he moved to the Parkland Manor in Rimbey.
Doug was an active member of the Ponoka Fish & Game Association and the Royal Canadian Legion. In honor of his memory donations to the Ponoka Fish & Game Association and the Rimbey Hospital & Care Centre will be gratefully accepted.
The family wishes to extend sincere gratitude to Dr. Christine Ellis, the nurses and staff at the Rimbey Hospital & Care Centre, the staff at Parkland Manor, and Wayne Clark of Wilson’s Funeral Chapel for his professional guidance.
A Memorial Gathering of Doug’s friends and family was held from the Rimbey Royal Canadian Legion on Friday September 25, 2015 at 1:00 pm.
Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.wilsonsfuneralchapel.ca
WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM
serving Central Alberta with locations in Rimbey and Lacombe in charge of the arrangements. Phone: (403) 843-3388 or (403) 782-3366
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