Douglas William “Pops” Newborn of Calgary, born June 9, 1918, passed away March 3, 2004.
Doug was a native Calgarian who received his formal education in Calgary before enlisting in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1939. He served overseas before coming back to Canada to instruct navigation to air crews before they went “over there.” After being discharged from the RCAF with the rank of Flight Lieutenant, he married Irene in her native Montreal. They then moved back to Calgary where he began his articles for Chartered Accountancy. He practiced publicly for over twenty years, becoming a senior partner in a major Canadian Chartered Accountancy firm, then practiced in private industry for ten years prior to his retirement in 1978.
Doug was an active member of the community, lending his leadership talents to a number of organizations. He was a Life Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta. Doug was a longtime member of the Earl Grey Golf Club where he served as a Director. He also served for a number of years as the Treasurer for the Calgary and District Senior Men’s Golf Association. He was a former President of the Bow Valley Kiwanis Club and the Banff Trail Community Association.
Doug was predeceased by his loving wife Irene in 1977, and is survived by his sons Ronald and Sean.
A private Graveside Service will take place on Saturday, March 6, 2004 at Queen’s Park Cemetery, followed by a Memorial Service to be held between 12:00 P.M. and 2:00 P.M. at the Scandinavian Centre (739 – 20th Avenue N.W.). To forward condolences go to www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
The family would like to thank the members of the Calgary Regional Health Authority for their professionalism and compassion in helping Doug deal with his struggles with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease during the past year.
In living memory of Douglas Newborn, a tree will be planted at Nose Creek Valley by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W., CALGARY, TELEPHONE: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences