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FRIE, Douglas James “Doug”

November 25, 1930 – Cudworth, Saskatchewan
December 24, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Douglas James Frie of Calgary, passed away on December 24, 2018, in Calgary, Alberta, at the age of 88 years.

Doug was born on November 25, 1930 on a farm near Cudworth, Saskatchewan and was the fourth child of Claude and Mildred Frie. He attended Hoodoo School, St. Peter’s College, and Notre Dame College. He subsequently worked on the family farm for ten years. In 1958, he joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and was posted in the Vancouver area in British Columbia for three years. His love of farming then led him back to Cudworth, SK where he had a large poultry operation until 1996. In 1996, Doug and Mary moved to Calgary, AB to be closer to Jennifer and her family. Doug maintained his interest in the RCMP and was a member of the RCMP Veterans Association in Calgary. He volunteered at the reconstruction of Fort Calgary, and at the Calgary Stampede, both in conjunction with the Veterans’ Association. Doug spent his final year living at Arbour Lake Retirement Residence where he very much enjoyed the social environment.

Doug is survived by his sister, Maxine Reinhart; sisters-in-law, Armella Frie and Luella Frie; step-children, Jennifer Grey (Ken) and Peter Weir (Jiang); and grandchildren, Michael Grey (Julia) and Danny Grey (Elizabeth).

He was predeceased by his wife of forty-five years, Mary; his brothers, Claude Eldon Frie, and Ronald Frie; and sister Doreen Sallows.

As per Doug’s wishes, no Funeral Service will take place. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Doug Frie, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB, T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Gerry and Diane Waters

    Our sincere sympathy, to you, Jennifer and the family. Doug was a valued member of our condo here, and his company was enjoyed by many. When he joined the seniors exercise group I belong to, he just fit in there, also. He spoke well of his move to Arbour Lake, and we did miss him.
    Gerry and Diane Waters

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  2. I’m so sorry to hear of Doug ‘s passing. He was a very nice and kind gentleman. I’m a neighbor from Harvest Hills Villas and even though he moved away he still came to visit on birthdays . He will be missed

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  3. Peter Sorokan/Kati Lyon-Villiger

    Dear Peter and Jennifer, We are so sorry to hear of our brother-in-law Doug’s sudden passing. We will always remember his great kindness towards us and how formidable a couple he and Mary were during their decades of a successful marriage, building their prosperous business venture into a large enterprise. We shall keep a grateful remembrance of him in our hearts for as long as we’ll live. Our heartfelt condolences to you, Jennifer and Peter, and your families. Uncle Peter and Kati

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  4. bernie yuzdepski

    Our condolences .Doug was a wonderful person.He was a playing hockey coach in Cudworth as I was playing on the same team,and how I respected him for being a great individual and even had him as a GODFATHER for our second son,who is now a Deputy Police Chief in Saskatoon.

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