Douglas Harper
Douglas Harper
Douglas Harper
Douglas Harper
Douglas Harper
Douglas Harper

Obituary of Douglas Barry Harper

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden loss of Douglas Barry Harper. Taken too soon, on November 9, 2023, at the age of 71 years. Doug went to rest at the Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia, due to severe injuries from a vehicular accident.


Doug was born on October 23, 1952, in Drumheller, Alberta to parents Barry and Eileen Harper. He grew up in a family of 5 children. Doug and his family lived in many small towns across Alberta due to his father Barry working for the Bank of Montreal.


Doug started school in Camrose, Alberta and graduated from Lord Beaverbrook High School In Calgary. He went on to study Culinary Arts at SAIT His passion for cooking and feeding people shaped the rest of his life.


Doug’s family were the light of his life. He was a loving father to his 4 children and loved his role as Grampa to his 9 grandchildren.


Doug was truly living his best life; the family find peace in this. Doug was a polite man, a friend to many, who cared strongly for the ones close to him. His favorite pastimes were spending time with his family, enjoying nature, hunting, fishing and cooking. He loved music and always strived for the finer things in life.


He will be greatly missed and always honoured.


" We stand to morn, to face the morning, for you are far beyond the sun." 


Doug leaves behind many who loved him: his four children; Jarvis (Kristyn) Harper, Bradley (Ashley) Harper, Evan Harper, Talaea Harper (Virgil McClarty); mother of his children and friend of 47 years Connie Harper; nine lovely grandchildren; Wyatt, Harlowe, Milo, Maddison, Presley, Nova, Zayden (Harper), Chloe, Nels (McClarty); siblings Darlene (Geurt) Geurtson, Deb Brown, David (Joanne) Harper, Dianne (Darrel) Armstrong; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.


Doug is predeceased by his son Michael Harper; parents Barry and Eileen Harper; grandparents Sydney and Gladys Harper; and Frank and Molly Adams.


A Memorial Service for Doug will be held at Reynars Funeral Chapel on Monday, November 27, 2023 at 1:00pm.


For friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Doug to the Rimrock Wildlife Rehabilatation Center, PO Box 214, Dawson Creek, BC, V1G 3T0


Very Respectfully, Reynars Funeral Home & Crematorium

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Memorial Service

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Monday, November 27, 2023
Reynars Chapel
1300 102 Avenue
Dawson Creek, Alberta, Canada
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