He was born at Shoal Lake, Manitoba and moved with his parents Mr. and Mrs. D.K. Douglas to Rosemary in 1919 then to Gem in 1925 where he received his schooling before attending Mount Royal College in Calgary. He taught at Gem, Square Deal, Sunnynook and Leslieville. In 1940, he joined the RCAF. After the war, he attended the University of Alberta attaining a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. In 1949, he became associated with the P.F.R.A. and in 1973 retired from the position as Manager of the Bow River Irrigation Project P.F.R.A. with headquarters at Vauxhall.
He was a member of the Canadian Institute of Agriculture and Alberta Agrologists, the Masonic Order A.F.A.M. and the Scottish Rite. He also served several terms on the Board of Stewards of Parkview United Church and Vauxhall Canadian Legion.
Surviving are his wife Willa; daughter and son-in-law Diane and Richard Gertzen, Vancouver, B.C.; two sons, David of Qualicum, B.C., Bill of Claresholm; grandchildren Cameron and Erin Gertzen. He is also survived by three brothers, John of Bassano, Colin (Alice) of Calgary, Earl (Joyce) of Moose Jaw; four sisters, Margaret (Ted) Wade, Smoky Lake, Alta., Mabel Foley, Brooks, Alta., May, Bethesda, Md., U.S.A., Myrt (Matt) Krystofiak, Calgary, two sisters-in-law Janet Griffith, Calgary and Doreen Solberg, Hanna; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service was held in the Brooks United Church on Saturday, November 14, 1987 at 2:00 p.m. Cremation. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations may be made to Lupus Erythematsus Society, P.O. Box 8154, Stn. F., Calgary, TAJ 2V3 or the charity of your choice. THE GARDEN CHAPE FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Phone 289-1944..