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Douglas White
February 2, 1935 - July 5, 2016
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<div itemprop="description">WHITE, DOUGLAS ALLEN <br>February 2, 1935 - July 5, 2016 <br> <br>It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Doug White on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 after a long and fierce fight with myeloma cancer. Doug, Dad, and Papa will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by Lorraine (Howe), his wife of 57 years, his eldest son Randy, daughter-in-law Angie and grandchildren John, Darren and Heather, his daughter Linda (Edmunds), son-in-law Andrew and granddaughter Laura, and his youngest son Mitchell, daughter-in-law Vanessa and grandsons Justin and Ryan. <br><br>Doug was born and grew up on the family ranch near Maple Creek, SK. His parents, Bill and Elsie (Garrison), raised seven children - Billy, Bobby George, Howard, Margaret, Glen, Ross, and Douglas (the youngest). <br><br>Doug graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from the University of Saskatchewan in 1961. It was there that he met Lorraine, who was in the degree nursing program at the university, and they were married in the fall of 1958. After graduation they moved to Calgary and built their loving life together in the community of Chinook Park. <br><br>Doug’s career began with the Hudson’s Bay Oil and Gas Company. He joined Alberta Gas Trunk Line in late 1963 spending 14 years in the engineering and construction divisions. In 1977 he moved to Pacific Petroleum Limited, easily his favourite employer. He was transferred to Fort St. John in 1978 as District Manager for NE BC and northern Alberta production and drilling, before moving back to Calgary (1980) as Manager, Production Operations. Doug joined Home Oil in 1983 where he held various senior positions until retiring in 1991. <br><br>In retirement, he turned his focus to running the farming and cattle operations at his farm south of Eckville. He enjoyed the simple things in life - being outdoors, chinook arches in the winter, newborn calves in the spring, and listening to the birds sing. He was the biggest fan for his kids, grandkids and Lorraine, and always so interested in everyone’s achievements. He was happiest, however, when he was at home surrounded by his family, sharing a home-cooked meal and laughing and talking. All who knew him would agree he was a strong, proud, quiet and respected man. He was 100% dedicated to his family, and his love and pride for us shone through in so many ways. He was, without a doubt, our role model for determination, perseverance and excellence. He taught us to aim high and reach our goals. <br><br>For all of this we are truly grateful. A private family memorial service will be held in Calgary on Saturday, July 9, 2016.</div>