Douglas George Immel
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Douglas George Immel after a courageous and dignified battle with cancer. He passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 24th, 2022 at the age of 76 years, surrounded by family. Doug was born November 15th, 1945 in Medicine Hat, Alberta to Adam and Helen Immel. He lived in Fox Valley, Saskatchewan until the age of 4 when the family moved to their farm near Bridgeford, Saskatchewan. Doug attended school in Bridgeford, Tugaske, and Central Butte, SK. He purchased his first section of land in 1964 when he was in Grade 12, farming alongside his father. On November 1st, 1969 he married Mary Ellen Moen and together they farmed and raised a family of 4 children. Doug had a passion for farming and spent every moment ensuring that the work got done. Always proactive, organized, and diligent, he remained active in farming until his last day.
Doug cherished his family wholeheartedly. His 8 grandchildren provided much happiness and laughter and were a focus of his life. He took great joy in spending time with his family annually at Christmas, throughout the summers, and during family vacations which included trips to Mexico, skiing in the mountains, West Edmonton Mall, the cabin at Murray Lake, and camping. Visiting, playing cards, and having coffee with lifelong friends and neighbours were moments he always valued. Doug was a kind and thoughtful person who will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was predeceased by his parents, Adam and Helen; sister, Henrietta; niece, Shannon; and nephew, Rorke. Doug leaves to mourn, his wife, Mary Ellen; children: Nikole (Will), Grant (Carrie), Nadine (Chad), and Nola (Ryan); grandchildren: Willow, Mackenzie, Jordyn, Kennedy, Avery, Frank, George, and Lewis; sisters, Penny (Ted) and Marlys (Gerry); as well as numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the staff of Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital for their wonderful care, as well as the staff of the Allan Blair Cancer Centre.
A private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Doug’s name may be made to Iver Main Place, Box 550, Central Butte, SK S0H 0T0. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Michelle Ellis, Funeral Director 306-693-4550
To Mary Ellen and your family! We are so very sorry to hear about Doug. Please accept our sincere condolences.
Mary Ellen and the rest of the Immel family. So sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. What a great person he was. Share your many memories of him. Thinking of all of you. Lorne & Sylvia Lindquist.
So sorry to hear of Doug’s struggles and of his passing. As kids we went to school with these guys
In the winter we would sometimes ran across the road to hitch a ride on the sleighs.
We hung out but different activities then those of today.
He is at peace. Cherish all the fond memories.
Paul and Sandra Wendt
Mary Ellen and family, my sincerest condolences. Even tho’ we haven’t seen each other much over the years, I do still cherish memories from our school years. May Doug now Rest In Peace and you and your family relive all the good times.
My thoughts & sympathies to you Mary Ellen & your family. May your cherished memories help you at this difficult time.
To Mary Ellen and all the family, so sorry to hear of Doug passing.I remember him as always being kind and responsible. Hugs
Sincerest condolences to you, Mary Ellen and family! Years later, I still remember Doug’s warmth and smile. Cherish your happy thoughts!
So very sorry for your loss Mary Ellen and family. Our thoughts are with you.
We are all so sorry about the passing of Doug. We will have you all in our thoughts and prayers
Colin, Colleen & family.
We send our condolences to you, Mary Ellen and family. We were so sad to hear of Doug’s passing. He was always a friendly, outgoing person and genuinely kind. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Daryl and Mary Ellen
I remember Doug from his high school days & courting Mary Ellen …seems they were always meant to be together. Hugs from me to you, Mary Ellen, & also to the kids! I know you will cherish the memories of all the years you had together!
Ann & Neal Beck
Sincere condolences Mary Ellen and family
My sincere condolences to you and your family Mary Ellen.
Sincere Sympathy Mary Ellen & Family from Ron & Joy
My sincere condolences to Mary Ellen and family regarding the passing of Doug. Always enjoyed Doug’s presence as always calm and relaxed person during school years and playing hockey.
During these trying time, for all family. GOD BLESS you!