Douglas Samuel Alexander Calderwood

May 19, 1940July 5, 2019

With extreme regret we announce that Doug passed away on July 5th, 2019 with a sudden and brief battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Sharon, and 2 sons, Kent and wife Lissa, Darin and wife Jacqui, and his 4 grandchildren, Cristina, Sean, Caitlin and Dylan.

Doug was brought up in Burnaby. He graduated from UBC, later becoming a chartered accountant, working for BC Rail from 1971-1996 when he retired.

Indian Arm has always been a special place to Doug and Sharon, as they both spent their teen years cruising up Indian Arm in a 16 ft. boat. Doug and Sharon moved to Deep Cove in 1968 and joined the DCYC in 1981. Having his two sons also members of DCYC, gave Doug and his family great boating enjoyment. Boating was definitely family time and Doug was so delighted with the grand - children who taught Doug the latest apps on his I-phone and challenged him with a game of backgammon. Doug cruised his boat to Alaska twice and spent 20 years driving his motorhome throughout Canada and the USA.

The Hawaiian snorkeling vacations and the annual family adventures to Desolation Sound with the family of 10 were his life’s highlights. He said his life couldn’t get any better. He was so thankful for his family life.

A service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Lions Gate Hospital Foundation.

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Douglas Samuel Alexander Calderwood

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Blaine Barden

July 10, 2019

I met Doug at BC Rail circa 1992 when I first started there. He was a great inspiration as he was already a professional accountant, as I was undertaking my CPA studies first at BCIT.

A real "nice guy" and super friendly and helpful.

Condolences to the family.

Betsy Graydon

July 9, 2019

Doug was the first manager I reported to when I was hired by BC Rail. He was a great guy to work for. My deepest sympathy to Sharon and his family. Betsy Graydon