FORBES, Charles Douglas
With great grief but in thankfulness for his life, we announce the passing of Charles Douglas Forbes in his seventy-ninth year on Friday, May 28, 2004, tragically of burns sustained in a house fire in Courtenay, B.C.
For thirty years Doug was a civil engineer with the Federal Department of Public Works. His career took him and his family from Vancouver, B.C. to Saint John, N.B., to Edmonton, Alberta. He was a founding member of the North West Territories’ Water Board. Doug earned great respect from his colleagues for his personal integrity and the high standards he demanded for the government projects he worked on.
Doug had a strong sense of commitment to his family, shown especially by the selfless, faithful care he devoted to his wife and best friend, Kathleen, during the eighteen months of her final illness. He left his family and the people who saw him at the Allen Grey Auxilliary Hospital an indelible model of devotion and love.
Doug is survived by a loving and devasted family, daughter Maureen (Robert) Mann of Toronto, Ontario, son William (Janeen) of Courtenay, B.C. and four dearly beloved grandchildren, Duncan, Coreen, Alison and Devin. He is also survived by his sisters Clara Kjear and Betty Jones of Manitoba. Maureen and William wish to thank the Pastor and the Nursing Staff of the ICU Unit at the Royal Jubilee Hospital for their help and support.
A Memorial Service will be held at Connelly-McKinley’s “Sherwood Park – Millwoods Chapel”, 4820 Meridian St. Edmonton (access off of Hwy. 14 South) on Thursday, June 3, 2004 at 2:00 p.m.
Interment of the urn will follow with his beloved Kathleen, in Our Lady of Peace Cemetery. A reception is then to be held in the Phyllis Connelly Reception centre at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Doug’s name can be made to Burn House through the Firefighters Burn Fund of Greater Victoria, 2504 Richmond Avenue, Victoria, B.C. V8R 4S4 or the CRA Evergreen Seniors Club, 411 Anderton Avenue, Courtenay, B.C. V9N 6C6.
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