It is with great sadness that the family of Doug Nielsen announce his sudden passing on May 6th at the age of 84. Doug will be greatly missed by his wife and best friend of 61 years, Edna, his three sons: Brad Nielsen (Wendy), Dave Nielsen (Alle) and Len Nielsen. He also leaves a deep hole in the life of grand children: Eric Nielsen, Nicole Nielsen, Taylor Nielsen, Michael Nielsen (Brea Stobbs) and great grandson, Bow Nielsen. He will also be missed by his sister in law, Jacki Balon (Percy); brother in law, John Debolt; his many nieces and nephews, as well as many, many friends.
Doug was predeceased by his mother, Annie and father, Niels; as well as sisters: Thelma Nielsen, Ollie Legare (Maurice), Dorothy Russell (Bill); brothers in law, Slim Debolt (MaryLou), Gary Debolt (Dodie); sisters in Law, Rose Debolt and Kay Graham.
Except for a short period in Regina, Doug lived his entire life in Moose Jaw where he made a career as an Electrical Contractor (Nielsen Electric). As a young man Doug enjoyed basketball (Tech Toilers) , golfing, hunting with family and friends, camping, coaching minor hockey/basketball and anything that would allow him to spend time with his family.
The family would like to thank the many doctors and nurses at the Dr. F.H Wigmore Regional Hospital in Moose Jaw, and the Regina General Hospital for their amazing care and attention to Dad and Mom.
Dad has now gone onto resting peacefully in God’s arms. Until we see you again Dad.
“And Now These three remain faith, hope and Love. But the greatest of these is Love”
1 Corinthians 13: 13.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a Private Family Service will be held. Friends and Family are invited to view the service virtually on Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. by going to www.moosejawfuneralhome.com/webcast/. Flowers are gratefully declined. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Doug’s name may be made to the Moose Jaw Health Foundation 55 Diefenbaker Drive, Moose Jaw, SK S6J 0C2. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Todd Sjoberg, Funeral Director 306-693-4550