ST. GEORGE, BRYAN DOUGLAS
Bryan Douglas went to be with the Lord on October 10, 2013 at the age of 80. Survived by his loving family, daughter Kimberlee Alton of Kelowna; sons Kevin Douglas (Lynn)of W. Vancouver; and Gordon Bryan (Colleen) of Peachland; nine grandchildren; Eben (Laura), Jamie (Larry), Mike (Marney), Darren (Jen),
Matthew (Jenn),Jennifer (James), Ross, Andrew, Scott and nine great grandchildren. Sadly predeceased by his wife Dean, brothers Clarence and Dennis and sisters Doris and Kae.
Bryan was born on a small farm near Dugald, MB, east of Winnipeg. While he loved farming life, he was anxious
to explore other parts of Canada. He began a long and successful career in the moving industry in 1952 when he joined Security Storage in Winnipeg as a long distance driver. Bryan, or “Boots” as he was known by many for years, joined the Allied Van Lines dispatch office in Winnipeg when it was time to settle down and begin having a family.
In 1965 Bryan and Dean and their three small children moved to Kelowna when Bryan became the General Manager of Chapman Moving & Storage. In 1970, Bryan and Dean ventured out on their own and purchased Speedy Delivery Service and began operating as St. George Moving & Storage. Bryan was an active member of the trucking industry and served on various Boards throughout his career. He was also active in First Baptist Church, the community and enjoyed politics. He never turned down a good debate and was always writing a letter to one of our local newspaper editors. When then the children were young, Bryan could often been seen at one of the local ball diamonds or ice rink.Bryan was an avid hunter in his younger years and enjoyed getting away – unfortunately there often wasn’t game to show but he had fun just the same.
Bryan and Dean sold St. George Moving in 1992 and then spent the next 18 years enjoying retirement and spending winters in Mexico with close friends and family. Bryan loved to drive to Mexico each winter. Bryan was very close to his family and will be missed dearly by many including nieces and nephews. He was very close to his grandchildren and was always very supportive of their adventures.
Memorial Service will be held on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 10:00 am at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, with Pastor Gary Swabey officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society: 202-1835 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 3H5.
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