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Douglas Neil Reyden

Doug Reyden

Born May 16, 1947

Passed away Nov. 7, 2012


    It is with great sadness that we announce that Doug Reyden of Beasley, B.C. passed away suddenly at home.

    Loving husband of 40 years to his wife Katy (nee Dyck); dear father of Jeff and wife Jodie, Mark, and Brian and wife Tia; happy grandpa of Isaiah, Nathan, Lucas and Hayden.  Doug was predeceased by his parents Corey and Vivian Reyden and is survived by his brother Don.

    Doug was born in Nelson, B.C.  He was raised at the Emerald Mine near Salmo.  His family moved to Fraser Lake in 1963.  Doug worked at Endako Mine where he received his electrical apprenticeship.  He met and married Katy in 1972.  After completing his apprenticeship in 1977, Doug and Katy moved to Beasley to raise a family.  Their three sons were born in Nelson.  Many happy family times were spent skiing, boating, fishing, camping, and just generally enjoying Kootenay life.

    Doug retired from Fortis BC in 2004.  After Katy also retired in 2006, they were able to spend 6 more years travelling and enjoying retirement.  He liked to ‘putter’ and always had a project on the go – making whirligigs, toy boxes, Adirondack chairs, etc.

    Doug was a good man. His death leaves a big hole in our family.  He is so greatly missed.

    As per Doug’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no service.

Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.

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