C. Douglas (Doug) JACKSON
June 2, 1916 – September 28, 2005
Passed away suddenly but peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on September 28, 2005 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox, BC
Born in Wolseley, Sask. on June 2, 1916 he was predeceased by his wife of 53 years Opal in 1998, two brothers, Ken and Alf, sister Jennie and nephew, Don. He will be lovingly remembered by his sons Brian of Calgary and Conroe, Texas, Elwood (Dianne) of Edmonton, daughter Orla (Bruce) of Comox and the grandchildren he cherished so dearly, Ian, Janine and Megan. He is survived by sister Gladys in Ottawa, sister Edith and sister-in-law Pearl, both of Glacier View. He will also be greatly missed by his other relatives and many good friends.
Doug and Opal married in Wolseley, Sask, in 1944 and resided there for ten years. Doug started his own business with B.A. Oil that lasted 20 years and involved the marketing, transportation and distribution. They then relocated to Brooks, Alberta. After leaving B.A. Oil, Doug opened a bowling and billiard centre there. They moved to the Comox Valley in 1967. Doug started a new career as Office Manager for Comox Valley Realty. In addition, he was active in land development. For quite a number of years he was Property Manager for Tyee Lands in Comox and after it’s transformation to Harbour Wood in 1998 he and his wife, Opal became their first residents.
He enjoyed an active membership with the Vancouver Island Shrine Club and presided as president in 1974. Doug and Opal formed many friendships there and also with the Order of the Eastern Star.
In his healthier days, Doug enjoyed fishing, golfing, hunting and curling.
Following the death of his beloved wife in 1998. Doug looked forward to his daily trips on his scooter to Tim Horton’s for coffee. His quick wit and friendly ways were enjoyed by all who knew him. Our special thanks to Tracey and staff for looking after him so well.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in his memory to the B.C. Parkinson’s Disease Association, 411 Dunsmuir Street, 3rd Floor, Vancouver B.C. V6B 1X4
A celebration of Doug’s life was held Sunday, Oct. 2nd, d’Esterre Seniors Centre