Douglas Albert Keal
It is with deep sadness we announce that Douglas Albert Keal (Doug), aged 91 years of Moose Jaw, SK passed away peacefully, in hospital with family by his side, on Tuesday, June 8th, 2021.
Doug was born in London, England where he met and married the love of his life, Maureen on December 26th, 1954. After surviving the harsh war years and understanding that Canada was a land of opportunity, they immigrated to Canada in 1955 where they made their home and raised their family in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.
Doug found work in the Automotive Industry, which led to his thirty year career as an Automotive Parts Salesperson. During his time on the road, he met and became friends with many of his customers from all over southern Saskatchewan, many of whom invited him into their homes for meals. He was a loyal employee who worked hard to provide for his family.
Doug loved the sunshine and the outdoors, and because camping was his favorite thing to do, he and his family enjoyed many camping trips, predominantly to Alberta and British Columbia. He was very proud of his family and time spent with them was very special to him! It was also of supreme importance to Doug that his home, yard and especially his vehicles were kept in the best possible condition.
The middle child of Arthur and Frances Keal, he was predeceased by his parents, younger brother Geoff, and infant son Mark. Doug is survived and dearly missed by his loving wife of 66 years, Maureen (née: Richardson); sister, Jean Arkles; daughter, Sharon (Lorie) Benson; grandchildren, Lindsay (Bryce) Warren and Kenny (Ally) Benson; son, Steven Keal; grandchildren, Shannon (Rob) Thompson and Braydon Johnson; daughter, Denise (James) Marchant; granddaughter, Keyana; and seven beautiful great-grandchildren.
We would like to express our appreciation to family and friends for all their love and support during this difficult time. A special thanks to Dr. Van Eden and the staff at the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital, and to everyone at Providence Place for the care Doug received over the past few months.
A Private Family Service will be held to honour Doug. In lieu of flowers, donations in Doug’s memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Michelle Ellis, Funeral Director 306-693-4550
Most sincere condolences to all Doug’s family
A True English Gentle Man. His Memory Eternal.
Condolences to everyone.
Sharon and family.
Condolences to you and your family.
Aw so sorry to read this. I worked at York Auto Supply when he was there. One of the good guys.
To Steve and Denise sorry to hear of your dads passing he was a hard working and very knowledgeable
man his word was his bond a solid man my deepest sympathy Greg Nicholls.
Very sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. Doug worked with my father (Henry) in the parts department at Sterling Motors
/Scott Ford. Please accept my condolences.
I am so sorry that I was unable to see my Uncle Doug again before he sadly passed. I will forever be grateful to have received a video message from him for my 30th birthday shortly before he left home which I shall cherish and watch repeatedly with love and fondness. I hope that my family feel the love we are sending from England and know that they are in our thoughts daily.
Maureen to you and all the family Sharon -Laurie-Lindsey we want to let you know that you are in our hearts thoughts n prayers … may you hold dear the many memories you have over the years help remember the fun times -the blessings n joys you have had as a family and help during this time
We are so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. He was such a sweet guy. Ed remembers him well from York Auto. Please accept our sincere condolences.
Heartfelt condolences go out to Maureen my sister, Nieces Sharon & Denise, Nephew Steve and all the children who have lost a wonderful Husband, Father, and Grandpa. Your extended family over here in England are all very saddened at this time. Doug was truly a lovely man and he will be missed by us all. Sending our love to everybody x
Maureen our deepest sympathies to you and your family. I remember Doug as always being so kind and wonderful to my sister Bonnie Bain-Henri when you the kiost. My family will keep yours in our prayers.
Dear Maureen and family. We are so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. Our most sincere condolences to you all. Wishing you comfort and peace
My condolences to Maureen and family. Doug stopped at Woodrow Co-op every week for many many years when he was traveling. Lots of people in the south country new him and liked him. Most people new him by the name Little Englishmen.