Doug’s life’s work has been in the funeral industry where he has been for over 28 years. When asked about his commitment to working with families when they have lost a loved one he says; "I just love what I do and I have never needed to know why."
In preparing the deceased for service Doug feels a sense of satisfaction in using his "hands" to do such important work. He cares so much about the families he is working for and always tries to make it easier for them. Douglas’s caring compassion helps many families through difficult times.
Doug was born and raised in this community, lives in Coaldale and is married to his lovely wife Gayle who together have four children and 2 grandchildren arrived the summer 2013. He loves airplanes and cooking and would like to travel more (by plane for sure)!
Doug has had multiple roles and responsibilities as a Funeral Director, Business Manager and Embalmer and also completed his EMT. He began his career when he was 13 years old, washing funeral cars as a summer job. Doug has past experience in Salmon Arm, Penticton and Bremerton, WA.