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Douglas Bartlett Rees

Douglas Bartlett Rees

Lieu de naissance : St. John's, Terre-Neuve, Canada
Date de naissance : 13 mars 1921

Lieu de décès : Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Date de décès : 18 mars 2019

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Douglas Rees on Monday, March 18, 2019 at the age of 98 years. Doug was born in St. John's, NL and at age 19 he joined the Royal Rifles of Canada (C Force) with whom he was deployed to Hong Kong during World War II. He was a Japanese P.O.W. for a very difficult four years. He rarely spoke of these times. Doug placed a very high value on freedom, democracy and human rights. After returning to Canada he settled in Ontario and worked for Canada Post. In 1992, Doug and his wife, Carolynne, followed family and moved to Calgary. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and uncle, taking great pleasure and pride in his family. For many years, Doug and Carolynne spent winters in Barbados where they enjoyed friends and watching beautiful sunsets from their balcony. In the summer, the two enjoyed boating and fishing in the Kawarthas. Doug loved music and playing the organ. He was also an avid sports fan, cheering for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Blue Jays every game they played. He always had a twinkle in his eye, a kick in his step and a positive outlook on life. He adored returning to Newfoundland to visit his brother, sister and the rest of his family. Doug enjoyed good health and independence until his final days. Doug is survived and cherished by his daughter and son-in-law Cheryl and Sid Viner; his grandchildren Rebecca, Benny and Eliana; as well as his nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his loving wife Carolynne, his brother Lloyd Rees, sister Della Forward, brother-in-law Robert Forward, and brothers Charles Whalen and Angus Rees. A private Family Service will be held. Condolences may be forwarded through The family wishes to express their appreciation to doctors: Walker, Saar, Desy, Groshaus, Simon, Biala and Tanner, nurses: Savannah, Kim, Kimberley, Dennis, Lilia and Laura and all the staff on Unit 71 and Unit 93 at Rockyview General Hospital. We also want to thank Dr. Brent Kinnie who provided exemplary care over many years and the staff at Mackenzie Towne retirement residence. In living memory of Douglas Rees, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.



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