Douglas Gerald Pankhurst

May 28, 1945May 17, 2020

May 28, 1945 Vancouver, British Columbia May 17, 2020 Calgary, Alberta

Doug passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at Foothills Hospital in Calgary, Alberta at the age of 74 years.

Doug was a loving and caring husband and father. He was always available for his family whether picking up his boys from basketball or gymnastics, or driving the family around on their routes delivering early morning papers. Doug had always been a huge fan of Mustang cars, owning three in his life time. His pride and joy was a vintage 1967 fire engine red, coupe GTA. He was a former member of the Alberta Mustang Club of Calgary. When Doug was able to, he enjoyed travelling with his family to Hawaii. Later when he retired, Doug and Norine travelled to Europe to see many different countries: England, France, Italy, Germany and they even travelled the Mediterranean. Doug had a quick wit, but enjoyed peace and quiet. Those who knew Doug know how much he enjoyed his fireplace, especially during cold winter nights, but also during the warm summer nights. There never was a bad time to have a fire in the fireplace.

With his passing his flame will burn on inside his wife Norine, sons Sean (Karine), Scott (Carissa); and his grandchildren Ayden Winter, Kolton, Kaylee, Bryanna Knee and newly born Savannah. He was predeceased by his parents William and Ivy Pankhurst.

Donations may be made on behalf of Doug to the Bow View Manor, recreation department whose staff were very attentive to Doug and did amazing work with him. Bow View Manor, 4628 Montgomery Blvd NW, Calgary, Alberta T3B 0K7 or at


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Linda Piovesan

May 17, 2021

Dear Norine,
Thinking of you, Sean, Scott and families on this sad reflective day of Doug’s first year of passing. Hope you all have a great day as you share your memories together. I always remember your family when you lived on Silverdale. Best wishes as you continue to go through all the important milestones throughout the years.
Take care, ❣️
Linda Piovesan & family

Geordie Facey

May 23, 2020

Dear Norine, Sean and Scott and families.
I am so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. This is such a loss for you Norine and your family. He will be deeply missed. Hold him in your thoughts and it will bring you comfort.
Geordie and Nigel

Elaine and Dwight Danelesko

May 21, 2020

Dwight remembers Doug as the first person he met at BVM and the one he most enjoyed sharing time with!

We extend our deepest sympathy to Norine and family and send light and love to lift you at this difficult time.

Donna Bancroft

May 20, 2020

Dear Norine, Sean, Scott and families. We are very sorry to hear that Doug has passed away. Our sincerest condolences to the entire Pankhurst family. We have known Doug for many years, going back to the early kindergarten days for Sean and Ryan. We had many fun Christmas parties over the years and we will always remember Doug as being kind and considerate and a very good listener. We are holding all of you in our thoughts and in our prayers.
With love,
The Bancroft Family