January 7, 1922 – Cardiff, AB
December 25, 2014 – Calgary, AB
Douglas (Doug) T. MacLean passed away peacefully in Calgary, Alberta, on December 25, 2014, at the age of 92.
Doug was born in Cardiff, Alberta, but was raised and educated in Edmonton. He enlisted in the R.C.N.V.R. as an Ordinary Seaman in August 1940. In 1942, he was mentioned in dispatches for his part in the sinking of the German submarine U-94 in the Caribbean during World War II while serving aboard the H.M.C.S. Oakville. He was discharged from the Navy in September 1945 with the rank of Lieutenant. He was a long time member of the Naval Officers Association of Canada, Calgary Branch, and served on its Board of Directors and as its Secretary.
Doug married his high-school sweetheart, Helen Marks, in 1944. They raised three sons and enjoyed nearly 70 years of marriage before Helen passed away in January 2014.
Doug was a member of the Associated Canadian Travelers for over fifty years. He spent much of his working life travelling extensively throughout Western Canada representing the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company where he retired as the Western Regional Sales Manager of the General Products Division after thirty-two years of service. Doug estimated that between his time in the Navy, work, and family vacations, he had travelled the equivalent of three and a half times around the globe, something he was grateful and proud to have experienced.
A loving father to Douglas G. (Rose Marie), K. Daniel (Celine) and Timothy D. (Stefanie), and a wonderful grandfather to Karey (Dale), Dr. Dan (Dr. Lynn), Jaysen and Brett, Doug will be remembered for his grace, gentleness and sense of humour.
Doug was predeceased by his parents, as well as a brother and three sisters.
A very special thank you to Sanja Fernando at the Foothills Hospital Cardiology Outpatient Clinic for her “above and beyond the call of duty” care of Doug throughout his last years. Thanks are also extended to the teams at Unit 82, Foothills Hospital, and Carewest Sarcee Hospice for tending to Doug’s every need in his final days. At Doug’s request there will be not be a service. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Doug MacLean, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences