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SHARP – Douglas (Doug) Donald

October 7, 1949 – November 10, 2010

With sad hearts we announce the sudden passing of Douglas Donald Sharp on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at the age of 61.

Doug was born in Vancouver, BC on October 7, 1949 to Jim and May Sharp. Doug started his life in Vancouver, then Munson, AB, Carbon AB and finally settled in Calgary in 1969. Doug received his Architect Draftsman Diploma from SAIT in 1970. He was the Owner/Editor of Western Digest magazine, a member of Western Writers of America and was on the Selection Panel for the Best Westerns of the 20th Century. Doug enjoyed family gatherings, attending the Annual Western Writers Conventions, reading and traveling to research his next story. Doug retired from Cash Casino, Calgary in June 2010 and was enjoying his retirement while continuing with his passion for writing.

Doug will be lovingly remembered by his brothers, Jack (Cheryl) Sharp of Abbotsford, B.C, David (Joyce) Sharp of Calgary, and Glen Sharp of Calgary; and sisters, Phyllis (Lee) Baldwin of Coaldale, AB and Sylvia (John) Coffin of Calgary; twelve nieces and nephews; and eight great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Jim Sharp in 1988 and May Sharp in 2009.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Doug Sharp, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. We miss you Uncle Doug! Your humour, your laugh, your genuine interest in what was going on in our lives. We’ll hold on to the stories you wrote and keep them as your legacy.
    Love Shawna

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  2. Linda Adams(nee Coulbourn) :

    To the Sharp Families,
    We were sad to read of Doug’s passing. We remember him as such a happy-go-lucky kind of a guy.

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  3. Gordon and Bonnie Snell :

    Sharp family,
    Our sympathy to each of you.

    Jack and Cheryl: We will be unable to attend the service and see you personally but will be thinking of you and praying for miraculous strength with everything in your family at this time. Stay strong dear friends.
    Love Gordon & Bonnie

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  4. My most sincerest sympathies on your loss. It is very difficult to lose a family member. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.

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  5. A good friend, we will never forget you. Always in our hearts, God Bless and hopefully we meet again.

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  6. Jerry Nevard
    Doug you were always a good friend. I will miss you dearly. Hope to see you some day. My blessing to your family

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  7. Debbie MacDougall (Cash Casino 1989-93) :

    My Sincere Sympathy to the Sharp Family

    God Bless you “Sharpy”
    Rest in Peace my Friend
    Deb

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  8. Johnny D. Boggs :

    Heartfelt condolences to the family. Doug was always warm, welcoming and generous. Those Western Writers of America Conventions won’t be the same without him around.
    Johnny D. Boggs
    Past President, Western Writers of America

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  9. My deepest sympathies to Doug’s friends and family.

    He was a good man with a wry sense of humour and treated everyone with respect.

    I will miss him.

    Sincerely,

    Ben Melgrave

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  10. Dear Phyllis and Lee and all the members of your family. I am so sorry for your loss. Doug was a warm and gracious person. We will miss him at WWA. My thoughts are with you.
    Elaine Long

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  11. Joyce & Dave Sharp :

    We’ll miss you and your canter,,I guess we’ll never pry those Secret missions out of you..Did I ever Beat you in Backgammon? Have fun with Mon & Dad..

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  12. RAY SILBERNAGEL (W&B AUTOMOTIVE -AIRDRIE :

    Our Condolences on Doug’s passing. He was a good Friend both at Casino & was just here on his Birthday to service his car.

    Sincerely;

    W&B Automotive Repair Ltd.

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  13. John (Jay) & Suma Hunter :

    Doug:
    You caught me by surprise, riding off into the sunset like that. I thought you would wait for me, my horse is still up in the hills. I will catch up to you on the other side of the Rockies. Until then, we will miss your kindness, your laughs, and of course your western stories. You were always like my younger brother, Catch up later, your cousin jay

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  14. Phyllis & Lee Baldwin :

    We will truly miss you, brother, especially me. What will the WWA conventions be like now without you by our side? I’m sure you, Mom and Dad, and punky will keep watching over all of us. You had your own unique style and that memory will forever stay with us. Take care until we meet again.

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  15. Jim & Carol Wannstrom :

    Jack, David,Glen, Phyllis, Sylia and families.
    Sorry to hear of Doug’s passing at such a young age. Doug loved to visit and phoned us once or twice a year to catch up. His last call was to enquire about Munson’s 100th Anniversary which is to be celebrated July 9-10, 2011. So unfortunately he won’t be there. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time and you will all miss your brother. Sincerely, your cousin & family

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