ANDRUS — Doan Clifford Andrus of the Finnegan Area, beloved husband of Grace Andrus, passed away at his home on September 29″th , 2006 at the age of 59 years. Born on November 22nd , 1946 in Bassano he received his education in the one room Brown School and graduated from the Cessford School. Doan and Grace McBride were married in Brooks on April 3rd , 1971. He farmed and ranched, drove school bus, worked in the oil patch and raised his family. Doan was diagnosed with MS in 1978. Doan enjoyed riding, curling, dancing, visiting with family and friends and he thoroughly enjoyed and loved his grandkids. Doan will be remembered for his kind and friendly ways, his great sense of humour and his love for life. He was predeceased by an infant son Lane Elmer, his dad Andy, sister-in-law Joan, brother-in- law Clifford, father-in-law Elmer, brother-in-law David, brother Walt and his mom Alice. Doan is survived by his loving family, wife Grace; 4 children, daughter Holli and husband Todd and Louise, Doan, Colten and Shaun: son Andy and wife Shauna and Lane; daughter Peggy and husband Shaun and Nate; son Terrance; sisters Mary (Bob) Cruikshank, Eileen (Rod) Standing, Carol (Lyall) Curry, Fay (Ken) Calvert, Linda Hansen, Stella (Dale)Andrus; brothers Frank (Betty), Chuck and Stanley (Debbie); sister-in-laws Cyneth (Carl) McKinnon, Edie (Dean) Newton and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, October 7th , 2006 from the Silver Sage Community Centre. Rev. Father Vincent Tuan Ha. ofﬁciating. Pallbearers were Grant Veno, Lawrence Dornan, Sheldon Peake, Stratton Peake, Jim McBride and Jim McKinnon. Interment followed at Brooks Cemetery. In memory of Doan, if friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, 833A Kingsway Avenue SE. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1Z 2X5. Arrangements in care of SMITH FUNERAL HOME. Telephone 362-4636 or Toll Free (866) 362-4652.
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