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Robert "Doug" Douglas Menzies

September 18, 1939 - March 03, 2024

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Obituary For Robert "Doug" Douglas Menzies

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Doug Menzies on Sunday, March 3, 2024 at the age of 84 years. Doug passed away peacefully at Spirit River Hospital surrounded by his family.

Doug leaves behind his devoted wife Theresa, whom he shared 58 years of cherished marriage; loving children Jim (Wendy) and Brenda; as well as adored granddaughters Kassandra (Kirk) and Kennedy (Dennis).

Doug was born in Spirit River, AB on September 18, 1939 to Thema (Keyser) and Bob Menzies. He spent his childhood on the family farm in Gordondale alongside his surviving siblings: Larry, Linda, and Beryl (Harvey). Doug attended elementary school in Gordondale before completing his schooling in Spirit River where he stayed in the dorm.

On October 23, 1965, Doug married the love of his life, Theresa. Together they built a home in Spirit River and raised their children. Doug loved the farm life and continued the family tradition working alongside his brother Larry until their sale in April 2004. In addition to farming Doug worked on rigs during the winter months. He was also an active member of the Spirit River Fire Department and served as the goal judge for the Ranger’s Hockey team for numerous years.

Known for his warm-hearted nature and infectious sense of humour, Doug brought joy to all who knew him. He had a knack for teasing those around him and took great pleasure in spending time with family and friends.

An avid outdoorsman, Doug had a passion for hunting, fishing, and his trap line. He enjoyed regular trips to check traps with his son Jim, even in his final months. Doug was also involved in sports throughout his life, excelling as a pitcher on a local hardball team. He enjoyed curling and golfing, and later took up volleyball and both cross-country and downhill skiing.

Doug will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. A Celebration of his Life will be held later this Summer or Fall, with details to be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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  • March 12, 2024

    We are so sorry to hear of Doug's passing. Sending each of you our heartfelt condolences. Darrell & Donna Watson

  • March 11, 2024

    So sorry for your loss Jim and family. Had some great visits with Doug and Larry over the years during trapping season. Doug did a wonderful job of handling his fur and was always a great pleasure to deal with. He will be missed

  • March 10, 2024

    I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending healing thoughts and hugs to you all.

  • March 10, 2024

    Sorry for your loss Theresa...it's never easy and I am thinking of you.

  • March 09, 2024

    So sorry for your loss Theresa Doug was a great man and we all had many laughs in Spirit River school. Sending my love Merle MacGillivray. Vanderford from Calgary. Take care. ❤️❤️❤️

  • March 09, 2024

    So very sorry to learn of Doug's passsing. Doug was always kind and friendly. My deepest sympathies to you all. Candace Keown Guise

  • March 09, 2024

    So sorry to hear of Doug's passing Theresa. Condolences to you and your family. Sincerely, Pat Moore-Juzwishin & Don Juzwishin

  • March 08, 2024

    Brenda & Family, So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Warm hugs and condolence's to you all.

  • March 08, 2024

    We are so sad to hear of Doug's passing He was so gentle and caring Gerry and Karin

  • March 08, 2024

    Sorry for your loss Theresa and Brenda and family. Doug was a great man, he always had a smile when I saw him. He will be missed.

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