June 14, 2024

BAILEY, Doug – Kelowna Obituaries

BAILEY, Doug – Kelowna Obituaries
BAILEY, Doug

Donald Walter Dougal Bailey (Doug) was born Oct 5th, 1940 in Ocean Falls, BC.  He was an intriguing character who led an remarkable existence. Doug made use of to regale us with tales of hanging all-around the living room as a young person, with his father and buddies – persons like Flying’ Phil Gaglardi’ – these colourful adult males experienced a major effect on Doug’s daily life.

Doug was fascinated with pcs.  He labored for IBM for a lot of many years, travelling all about Canada & the United states of america.  He taught desktops at the Vancouver Group Faculty, and at some point opened his very own Computer income & mend business in Coquitlam – H&S Microsystems. H&S even outgrew its small room in the strip shopping mall and moved to Burnaby. Around the many years he fulfilled Stewart Goodin, with whom he shaped an astounding bond and kinship about laptop repair service.

Marriage was a significant deal in Doug’s lifestyle strategy. Regrettably, his to start with endeavor was limited lived and he and

Donna break up soon after a couple yrs. He met Glennis and have been married in 1970.  Together they had two youngsters, Christina and Jeff. Doug & Glennis divorced following only 12 many years of relationship, and Glennis handed away in 2000. As time went on, his friendship with Stewart’s more youthful sister, Debra Anne (aka Lori) turned to romance, and they have been married on Sept. 09, 2000. They remained married for 22 years till Doug’s passing.

When Doug and Debra moved to Clearwater in 2007, they believed maybe they may ‘flip houses’ – but the Fantastic Lord experienced other strategies for them as Doug’s wellbeing deteriorated and while he by no means complained, he experienced a coronary heart assault and a stroke, conquer diabetic issues, recovered from two damaged wrists, and valiantly fought off colon cancer for quite a few years…. How could he do all that without grievance? Nicely, he obtained a job with Don Rogers (Surprise: Laptop maintenance and much more!) and he designed a love for chickens and as all of us in the space know: Doug and Deb put their difficulties aside and full-heartedly joined the volunteer planet. Doug was the initial ever male chairperson of a local Royal Purple Lodge. He led Lodge #302 Clearwater. Doug was also a stability guard for Clearwater Police, an lively member of the Emergency Help Companies team, the Royal Canadian Legion, the Blackpool Corridor committee and contributed several hours of services to the NT Aboriginal Cultural Culture.

Doug passed absent peacefully in his home without having agony with Debra and their pricey and close buddy, Cheryl  Thomas at his side on November 8th, 2022.  He will be missed by his loving spouse Debra, his fur toddlers Mandy, Kaiser & Toby, his youngsters Christina (Rob) and Jeff (Angie) and grandchildren (Alissa, Leif, Celeste), his sister Robin (Monthly bill), Susan (Larry) (predeceased by his sister Betty-Jean.(Gerry)), Brothers in Regulation, Stewart Goodin and David Marks (Linda), his nieces, nephews, and all his close friends and neighbours who have fulfilled and loved him over the 82 many years of his excellent lifetime on this earth.

Debra and Doug have normally been very thankful for their group, as the small children are 2,000 and 5,000 kms away. A GoFundMe has been set up to help Debra with funeral arrangements any and all assist are enormously appreciated. https://gofund.me/1cc22c37″>https://gofund.me/1cc22c37

There will be a gathering introduced in the coming months to rejoice and remember Doug Bailey.