Douglas Gordon Marr, MSM, CD
In 1952 Doug joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and served in Whitehorse, Halifax, Baden-Soellingen Germany, and 15 Wing Moose Jaw, where he retired from regular service in 1974.
Doug spent 10 years working for the City of Moose Jaw as Economic Development Director, during which time he achieved a certificate in economic development studies and was a member of the Saskatchewan Economic Developers. After retirement from the city, he spent two years working with the Catholic Bishop of Gravelbourg and then assisted a local firm in converting accounting books to computer accounting.
In 1953 Doug married Catherine Popien of Neepawa, MB, who survives him, and they had two children, Catherine Ann (deceased) and Greg, living in Regina, SK.
Doug served on the Canada Day committee for more than 25 years, was a member of Rotary International, was on the board of the Moose Jaw Union Hospital for three years, spent six years on the board of Providence Place and continued to volunteer there for many years. He was a long-time member of Moose Jaw Canadian Club and worked for many years on Transport 2000. He was chairman of the 1978 Diamond Jubilee Committee for the City of Moose Jaw and later served on the city’s centennial and millennium celebration committees, assisting the city and province with several visits from members of the Royal Family. He was an active member of St. Joseph’s parish and a long time member of the Knights of Columbus.
Doug was the first person to be appointed Honorary Colonel of 15 Wing Moose Jaw in 1996 and held that position for 11 years. He served as president of the Honorary-Colonels’ Club. He was a charter member of the 15 Wing Fellowship and continued as an honorary member of what is now the Friends of the Forces Fellowship.
His awards included the City of Moose Jaw/Heritage Moose Jaw and Cultural Centre Award, his military CD, the Atlantic Treaty Medal, Canadian Centennial Medal, Queen’s Jubilee Saskatchewan Centennial Medal, and the Military Meritorious Service Medal.
Predeceased by his parents, Harry and Ann Marr, brothers Raymond, Murray and Robert, and daughter Catherine Ann, Doug is survived by his wife, Catherine; son, Greg; numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews; as well as many long-time friends.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, May 5th, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, 1064 3rd Ave NW, Moose Jaw, SK. Interment will take place in Rosedale Cemetery at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, contributions to the Moose Jaw Right to Life, 1010 Main St N, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 3K8 would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Andrew Pratt Funeral Director 306-693-4550
Harley and I were so deeply touched by the news of Doug’s passing. He was one-of-a-kind and lived such a purposeful life.
Our times together with the two of you are cherished memories. You were always gracious, giving, and fun. May you receive as much solace from your countless precious moments as you provided to us.
We are sending our love to you and your son. Please know how much you and Doug meant to us. No Honorary Colonel was more honourable and no member of the Canadian Club more Canadian.
With deepest condolences,
Our sincere sympathy Cathy and Greg. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. God bless
Dear Cathy and Greg; Our deepest condolences to you on Doug’s passing. He was such a special person, always so pleasant and gracious. We always enjoyed visiting with him when we would meet. We hope the many friends you have and the wonderful memories will see you through these sad days. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Dear Cathy and Greg, we were saddened to learn of Doug’s passing.We have many fond memories of him over the years and know you will miss him very much. Love and prayers – Don & Kathy Campbell, White Rock BC and formerly of Moose Jaw.
Dear Cathy and Greg:
Pat & I were saddened to hear of the passing of Doug. It is so good to know that he is in a far better place with his Lord whom he loved dearly.
Doug was not only our bookkeeper at Parkview Funeral Home for many years, but we considered him a great friend. We had so many wonderful times together attending the Full Gospel Business Men’s monthly banquets, but also traveling to neighboring chapters sharing our testimonies about the goodness of God.
May you folks be strenghened by God’s Holy Spirit.
Love Ron & Pat Redpath, Warsaw, Indiana & formerly of Moose Jaw
To Cathy and Greg: I am so sorry to read of Doug’s passing this morning. He will always hold such a warm place in my heart. I know that you will miss him terribly even though your faith tells you that he is in a better place now. I hope to be able to share with you in his Celebration of Life in person. In the meantime, please accept my condolences in his passing.