Douglas "Doug" Thornton

October 17, 1934 - April 13, 2020


Obituary For Douglas "Doug" Thornton

Douglas “Doug” Thornton (October 17, 1934-April 13, 2020)

Douglas “Doug” Gregor Thornton passed away peacefully on Monday, April 13, 2020, at the QEII Hospital in Grande Prairie, AB.

Cherished husband of Jean, his wife of 64 years. Father to son Terry (Heather) of Grande Prairie and daughter Tracy (Toni) of Collingwood, ON.

Doug will be deeply missed by his extended family in Sexsmith, Chad and Heidi Moore, their children Madelaine, Max and Tate; and Kristie Moore and Shane Wray and children Dion, Cain and Colby.

Doug worked hard all of his life. He was an avid bridge player and greatly enjoyed curling and baseball. He loved his family first and foremost and spent many happy times with in-laws who will greatly miss him, including Jim (Olive) Brown of Edmonton, Marvin (the late Yvonne) Litke of Westlock, Roy (Beatrice) Litke of Sherwood Park and George (Irene) Litke of Camrose as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

The family wish to thank all of the doctors, nurses and medical staff that cared for Doug during his illness.

According to Doug’s wishes cremation has taken place.

A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, at 10:00am, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Grande Prairie (10404 102 St.).


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  • 06/24/2021

    Jean and family: Doug was a very giving, considerate and caring man and we will miss him! We loved to play Whist and visit and hear Dougâ??s stories of him preparing breakfast for you and the kids on school mornings, you off to teach, and the kids off to learn. He would then go do his fieldwork. He had a unique way of storytelling! Sending loving thoughts to you and your family. Beverley and Bruce

  • 06/24/2021

    My condolences to Jean and family. Doug was a good bridge player and I enjoyed being his partner and playing against him. Will miss him.

  • 06/24/2021

    Sending you my heartfelt expressions of sympathy Jean. I will be praying for you during this difficult time. Love Rhonda Lafleur

  • 06/24/2021

    We are thinking of you all at this difficult time. May your many happy memories help ease your heartache.

  • 06/24/2021

    Jean my thoughts and prayers are with you.i haven't seen you and Doug often in the last few years but when I did it was always a pleasant reunion. I will miss Doug's cheerful face and quick wit

  • 06/24/2021

    So sorry to hear of your loss. May you find comfort from your faith, your family and your friends. No doubt your memory box is full of good times you had. Let those fill your mind and heart in your times of loneliness and grief.

  • 06/24/2021

    Extending sympathy Jean and your family at this difficult time. Remembering the good times , your 50th anniversary and our 50th.

  • 06/24/2021

    Hi Everyone. Sorry to hear of your loss. Take care.

  • 06/24/2021

    Hello Jean I was saddened to hear of Doug's passing. I'm very sorry for your loss and I know you will miss him in this life. I hope it will be some consolation to you, knowing that he has gone to be with our Lord. I have known Doug to be a model gentleman. It was fun playing bridge with him both as a partner or opponent I often noticed how he deferred to you, his loving wife. We will miss his presence at the bridge table and at church. May God bless you going forward. Love Sharon Lejeune

  • 06/24/2021

    Tracy, Saddened to hear about the passing of your dad. Hope you are doing well. Thinking of you and take care. Sincere sympathy, Maxine.

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