Obituary of Douglas Arthur Robert O'Connor
O'Connor, Douglas Arthur Robert
May 22, 1961 - February 2, 2021
Doug, age 59, passed away peacefully at home with his beloved wife Valerie by his side. It wasn't because of a lack of determination, physical strength or long range plans to be with his family. His positive attitude and love for his family carried Doug right to the end.
Predeceased by his grandparents Doug and Blanche Sly, his father Bill O'Connor, his brother Jim O'Connor, and mother-in-law Evelyn Bastarache (Edward). He leaves behind his cherished mother Betty O'Connor, his devoted wife of 38 years Valerie (nee Vandermeer), 3 dedicated children and always willing fishing partners Chris (Katrina), Emalee (Tyler) and Jeff (Brooke) and dearly loved grandchildren Brycen, Finley and Mia. Doug's googling expertise and shared fishing expeditions on Potspoon Lake will be forever missed by his father-in-law John Vandermeer and wife Marg. Loved always by his sister-in-law Amanda (Jim) and brother-in-laws Patrick (Loretta) and David (Debbie) and his nieces and nephews.
The number of people Doug touched with his kindness and patience in his daily life through working for over 25 years in his business, Doug's Antenna Sales & Service, are too numerous to count. His many years of service allowed for customers to turn into friends. He cherished every time he was able to provide service, knowledge and advice.
In Iieu of flowers and donations, Doug would ask that you take the time to do something you enjoy, be kind, tell someone you love them, be a little silly and Go Fishing as much and as often as you can.
At this time there will not be a service, but a celebration of life will follow this Spring, disguised as a "Surprise Birthday Party". Doug loved his birthday and having everyone come together was his final wish.
"Don't worry. Everything always works out".