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ERICKSON, Douglas Earle

September 16, 1928 — April 24, 2016

Doug passed away at Hospice House, Kelowna, BC. He leaves to mourn, his loving wife Shirley (Shay McKay); son Randy of Thailand; step-daughter Cathy Neil of Spruce Grove, AB, step-son Dan Zowtuk of West Vancouver, BC; grandchildren: Zingarro Dicrescenzo, of Toronto, Andrea Neil of Kelowna, Brandon Neil of Sprucegrove, AB; three great grandchildren: Luca, Dante and Julian Dicrescenzo of Toronto; brother Bruce of Innisfail, AB; many nieces, nephews and special cousin, Shirley Laidlaw.  Predeceased by his sister Betty Turnbull, son Kirby and step-daughter Dawn McPhail.  Special thanks to both dialysis staffs at Kelowna General Hospital and too the caring staff at the Kelowna Hospice House.  Cremation.  No flowers by request.  Donations may be made to the Canadian Kidney Foundation.  If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

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  • Shirley and Bill Laidlaw says:

    Our love to you, Randy and other close family! Doug and I had a lot of fun talking about our early relationship in Bergen!! What a great cousin he has been to this only child (spoiled brat) my term as I reflected on my visits to the Bergen farm! As I related that, he would laugh, but never commented! What a great cousin, and so blessed we kept in touch!
    See you in June, Shirl. Hugs the other Shirl xo

  • Kristin Dell says:

    Shirley and family,

    So sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. We were lucky enough to have met you both thru my Mom(Janet Guenther) and we enjoyed our time together before we moved to the States. I am truly sorry to hear of Doug’s passing and we know we were blessed to have met him! So sorry for your loss Shirley and family!! Kristin and Dwayne Dell, Keegan and Brooke

  • Ron and Penny Konduc says:

    Shirley and Family,
    So sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
    Good memories of being neighbors in Crystal Springs.
    Ron and Penny Konduc

  • Nicole McKay Benes says:

    Hello Auntie Shay
    We are so sorry to hear of Uncle Doug’s passing. You’ve been in our thoughts and we hope you’ve had family and friends to lean on in these difficult times. We’ve enjoyed those opportunities that we’ve had to connect with you and Doug at my parents over the last few years and hope to have a visit again with you soon! Take care and thinking of you❤️XO, Nicole, Rudy, Tristan & Loïc (McKay) Benes

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