BRATTON, Douglas Arthur

In great sorrow and with much love we say goodbye to our beloved husband, father, and grandfather Doug Bratton who passed away November 30, 2020 at the age of 71 years. His memory will be cherished by his wife Karen, his son Tim (Amy), his daughter Angela (Erik), his grandkids Oswald & Ira, as well as by his entire extended family in Canada and the US.

 

Doug was known and loved for his kind and gentle spirit, he was a great encourager to many and his passing has come as a shock to us all. Friends from church, golfing buddies, coworkers from his years as a sales executive all feel the immense absence Doug has left in their lives as he moves on to his reward.

 

The family wishes to express their gratitude to the wonderful doctors and nurses who cared for Doug at the U of A hospital following his stroke on November 25. As hard as the final days of Doug’s life were, we are thankful for the kindness and support he and his family received during that time.

 

Due to covid restrictions a private interment service will be held only for his closest family. However, we look forward to holding a celebration of Doug’s life with all his many friends at a future date when it is permitted.

 

Even in the midst of our sorrow we believe that Doug would say to us all, as he always did, “Bless you, Bless you, Bless you.”

 

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7

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Rick VanDewark

Grieving with you. Rejoicing with you. These moments of bittersweet. Heaven becomes less familiar with each passing day.

Marlo and Miriam Jenkins

Karen and family,

We are so sorry for your loss and extend our deepest sympathy to all of you. We know Doug will be greatly missed by many.

May you sense God’s amazing comfort and peace and we will continue to pray for all of you!

Debbie and Edgar Schmidt

Dear Karen and family,
Praying for peace and comfort to you at this time. We remember Doug as a kind and gentle man of faith who loved his family.

Joanne Bonkowski

Karen and family
My heartfelt condolences for your family. Doug was a good friend to Brad years ago and was always so upbeat and such a godly friend. I pray Gods strength and mercies on you at this time and I know he’s with Jesus!
Much love. Joanne Bonkowski

Connie and Bill WALLIN

Blessings of the Lord be with you Karen, Angela and Tim. May you be held in His arms as you morn the passing of Doug from our world to the next.
We are so sorry for your great loss. We are sending prayers and hugs.

Dale & Patrick Lashley

Karen, my heart felt sympathies to you and the rest of the family! Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Dale,

HARV HILDEBRANDT

our thoughts and prayer are with you karen ,angel and tim. .i just found out last night of Dougs Passing . I was toally in shock ,doug and i served together on the board and i truly counted Doug as a fried. I appreciated him his love for the Lord , his family and serving
he will be missed .May the Lord give you strenth and cofrot during this time

Harv and Lavon Hildebrandt

Randy and Lorraine Tonn

Our sincerest condolences to you Karen and family. We were so shocked to hear this news. We are so thankful Doug was a follower of Christ and has entered his eternal reward. Doug will be greatly missed until we see him again!

Terry Mumby

Our deepest sympathy. He will be so missed. He was always kind to us and went out of his way to always say hi.
Lots of love to you Karen. Praying for you..

Sonja Ohlmann

Karen and family,
Herb and I wish to give you all our biggest hug of love. Some of my earliest memories in Canada were of you both at NABC. Such a sweet sweet man!
Plus what a treat to find my old friends at my new church. You are very special people!
Looking forward to a celebration of his life,
Sonja

LORRIE ABMA

Dear Karen and Family,
I was very shocked and saddened to hear the news about Doug’s passing. We all know that he has gone to the most special home there is!
My dearest condolences to you Karen, I know the deepest love you had for each other. One day you will be reunited!
My condolences to your family as well. It has been a great shock to all.
My prayers are with you in this difficult time.

Mary Treu

I am so sorry to hear about Dougs passing. We went to school together and I was married to his brother
Larry. Sending prayers and well wishes to your family.
Mary Treu

Lesle Cowie & Brent Zeller

We thought the world of Doug. We enjoyed his company, appreciated his humour, admired his calm demeanor. He was a special man and we will miss him.

Yudy Pena

I’m sorry Karen and family. Doug was always so kind to everyone. I will miss you a lot.

Brenda tessmer

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I know he is with Florence and Richard and uncle dick. Doesn’t help the ones he left behind but as his niece we are all thinking about you at this time

Rod&Stacey Trombley

We are better people because we were able to know Doug. He was always an encouragement to us and modelled a gentle spirit every time we met. We will miss him here but rejoice that he sits as part of the heavenly host worshiping his Lord. Well done good and faithful servant until we meet again.

Megan and Gabi Hicks

When we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us. Our most sincere condolences to you and your family.

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