GRIEVE ~ Charles Douglas. May 19, 1922 – July 12, 2013. After 91 years of life fully lived Doug passed away in his garden on a beautiful sunny morning. Doug knew he had heart problems, which would eventually end his life and was determined to remain in his home. With the help of family and friends he succeeded. Born to Mary and Charles Grieve in Scotland he was predeceased by his brothers John and Bill and nephew Bruce. Doug leaves his sister Rosemary and her husband Don and their children Don (Leila), Sheila (Doug), and Mary (Leo). He was a significant influence in their lives introducing them to his passions of art, music and horses. Doug also leaves his grand nephews Scott (Dove), Bruce (Lorie), Nathan, Stephen (Jessica), Kyle and Robbie, great grand nephews and nieces Elainea, Brandon, Jonathan and Charissa. Doug came to Nipawin Saskatchewan with his parents the year he was born, then to Cadomin, Alberta and finally to Surrey. Doug retired as the Deputy Clerk of Surrey in 1978. His true passion was art. He took his art training in Banff and Vancouver. Doug retired early to pursue his art full time. He was an accomplished painter working in water colours and oil. He was also an excellent potter. He loved travelling to Greece and was inspired by the people there. Doug was a horseman with a deep love of Arabian horses, which he kept for many years. He always had a dog by his side.
Memorial Service, 1 pm Friday July 26, 2013 at Hazelmere United Church 1614 184th St., Surrey, BC. Donations in lieu of flowers to Vancouver First United Church Mission lunch program.