Doug passed away peacefully with family by his side on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022 at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 34 years, Diane; his son, Jeremy (Trina); daughters, Sarah Coates (Mark) and Rebecca Picot (Cody); four grandchildren, William and Anna Quickfall, and Scarlett and Lochlan Coates; sister, Mary Quickfall; brothers and sisters-in-law, Daryl and Janet Strayer; Darlene and John Bateson; Judy Farr and Raye Quickfall; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Doug was born in Kindersley, SK and grew up in Kindersley, Melfort and Regina. He received his B.Ed from the University of Regina and went on to be a well-respected and loved teacher for 30 years in Black Lake, Lebret and Fort Qu’Appelle. Doug lived in Fort Qu’Appelle for 40 years, and considered the Qu’Appelle Valley home.
He was always happy to lend a hand to friends and family and to volunteer in the community. After retiring from teaching, Doug followed his second career passion and became a Computer Consultant at File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council and worked in IT at the All Nations’ Healing Hospital in Fort Qu’Appelle.
Doug and Diane moved to Kelowna, B.C. in 2012, and enjoyed a vibrant retirement filled with biking, golfing, hiking, live music and many laughs and memories with friends. Doug’s love for his family brought them to Saskatoon in 2019. It was a blessing to be near family as health concerns became apparent. Though his health was not perfect, Doug still enjoyed many visits with loved ones, particularly in the past few months of his life.
Doug will be remembered for his sense of humour, great hugs, passion for music, food and cooking. His hobbies varied, and included woodworking and carving, knife making, skiing, golfing, camping, photography, making wine and beer, consuming fine scotches and craft beer, and constantly experimenting with new foods and recipes. He enjoyed playing golf, watching football and was a self-taught ‘computer geek’.
A special thanks goes out to the compassionate and understanding Palliative Care Team at the St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon.
A Service of Celebration of Doug’s life will be held on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022 at 2 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home in Saskatoon. Please honour Doug’s casual, informal nature with comfortable attire. The service will be live streamed. In lieu of flowers. Doug’s family ask that donations be sent to: Alzheimer’s Society of Saskatchewan. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

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