Sgt (Ret’d) Douglas Frank Crookes

06 Jul 19

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, brother and uncle, DOUGLAS FRANK CROOKES.

Doug will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by Anne Marie, his wife of 42 years, their children, Eric (Paula) and Susan, and his sister Susan, as well as many relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his father Alfred, mother Peggie, younger brother Stew, and father-in-law Eric Cormier.

Doug was born in Fort William, Ontario, on July 14, 1942. As his father was career military, they travelled a great deal through Canada and Europe. Doug joined the Army at 19, and spent 21 years in the Signal Corps. On his return to Canada in 1976, he was posted to Nanaimo, BC, where he met and married his sweetie pie Anne Marie. Their next posting was in Valcartier, PQ, where their kids, Eric and Susan were born. Doug’s last posting was in Debert, NS where he retired as a sergeant. Eight months later he joined the RCMP as a civilian technician in Thompson, Manitoba. After 20 years the family moved to Winnipeg, where he retired.
Doug was always active with bowling, volleyball, softball, skiing and walking his dog. He loved family time, watching movies or playing board games. He was very involved with his kids’ activities, including, scouts, bowling, skiing and St. John Ambulance.

He was a member of the ANAVETs (Army, Navy, Airforce Vets) for many years.

Doug and his family took many road trip vacations, where the trips were as much fun as the destinations. They visited most of the Canadian provinces and Northern United States, stopping along the way to see whatever caught their eyes. Summer trips to the East Coast were a time to relax with family and friends.

Doug is best known for his great sense of humour, sharp wit and kind heart. He was someone that people would immediately want to have as a friend as he was an intelligent, but very goofy guy who loved to have fun and make people laugh.

The family would like to thank the dedicated staff at Pembina Place Personal Care Home for all their kindness and care while looking after Doug over the past couple of years.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Glen Lawn Funeral Home, 455 Lagimodiere Blvd. Reception to follow.
A private family interment will take place at Glen Lawn Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Winnipeg Humane Society, Diabetes Association or Alzheimer Association.
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