Doug, You were so much a part of my life for so long: it is hard to believe that you’re gone. Thank you for your presence, your expertise, and your humour. You will be missed.
Doug was a dear friend of mine for many years through high school and college. We drifted apart when I went away to grad school. But I cherish our years as office mates at the U of C. His undefeatable sense of humor kept me going through tough times. He broadened my taste in Science Fiction and persisted in dragging me out of the nerdy rat-holes where I always fled for comfort. And oh, was he fun to go drinking with. His glass eye would always find its way into someone’s drink. He will be missed, and warmly remembered.
I have so many good memories of Doug, from my undergrad days and beyond. I’m happy to say that I introduced him to Arlene and was with them on their wedding day. There were good times hiking with Doug and Arlene, with him singing crazy songs to make Arlene blush. And, of course, the funny glass eye stories! Doug was part of a group of friends who felt like family. So hard to think that most of us lost touch when we moved off to different places. But the hardest part is knowing that Doug’s life was cut too short by a terrible disease. RIP. May we all do our part to support Arlene, despite being far away.
Doug combined objectivity, practical common sense, and wisdom with kindness, good nature and good humour, and I am grateful for the opportunity to have known, worked with and learned from him. My heartfelt condolences to Arlene and the family.
I have great memories of Doug — of working with him and of seeking his advice. I was sad when he decided to move away, and I missed him. My heartfelt condolences to Arlene and family.
I remember enjoying many games of Go with Doug back in the 1980s, as well as his helpfulness as sys admin. Our paths diverged when I moved to Toronto. I hope his later path was rewarding, and that Arlene and his family find their own path forward.
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