July 6, 1925 – January 18, 2019
Doug passed away peacefully on January
18, 2019 at the age of 93 years. He was
born on July 6, 1925 in Hanna, AB to Alex & Edith Marie Robb. He spent his early years in Carolside, AB
where his parents owned the general store.
In 1935, the family moved to Calgary.
In 1944, Doug enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy and served aboard HMCS
Cap de la Madeline until the end of the war.
In 1948, Doug joined the Calgary Fire Department where after 37 years of
service, he retired as a Division Chief in 1985. Following his retirement, Doug and Thelma
travelled to Europe, Australia and many parts of Canada and the United States.
Doug had a warm, loving nature and was never too busy to lend a hand or provide encouragement if needed. He took great pride in the accomplishments of his children and his grandchildren, and his greatest joy was spending time with them. Doug is lovingly remembered by his sons Bruce and Gord (Joanne), his seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren as well as extended family and close friends.
Doug was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Thelma (Kerslake) in 2015 and his daughter, Marianne in 2003.
Doug’s family sends a special thanks to the staff at the Carewest Colonel Belcher for their care and compassion.
A Celebration of Life will be held on
Friday, January 25, 2019 at The Winston Golf Club, 2502 6 Street NE, Calgary,
AB from 1:00 to 3:30 pm. If friends so
desire, donations may be made to the Calgary Firefighters Toy Assn., c/o 4144
11 Street SE, Calgary, AB, T2G 3H2.
Arrangements entrusted to Lawrence (Larry) Slywka of Cochrane Country Funeral Home Ph: 403-932-1039.
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de ROBB Douglas July 6 1925 – January 18 2019..
Décès pour la Ville: Cochrane, Province: Alberta