Douglas Ernest Hall

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HALL, Douglas Ernest

August 13, 1946 – September 16, 2017

 

Mr. Douglas Ernest Hall, age 71, born August 13, 1946 in Edmonton, Alberta, to Andy Mountain Hall and Hazel Hall, passed away in his home September 16, 2017.

Doug is pre-deceased by his father, his mother, and his brother.

Doug is survived by his wife Margaret Catherine Hall; his daughter Heather Catherine Baier, her husband Clint Baier, and their son Andy; his son Ernest Andrew Hall; his son Douglas Alexander Hall, his wife Bekki Hall, and their sons Griffin and Riley.

Though his later years were made difficult by illness, in his earlier days Doug was a good-natured and charismatic man.

Doug was a teacher, a blacksmith, an artist, a father, and a friend to many people and all dogs.

Memories of Doug are filled with his unquenchable humour, he was always quick with a pun or excruciatingly slow with the telling of a “shaggy dog story”.

Here are two quotes to hold in your hearts when remembering Doug:

“You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

“Alright, we’ll call it a draw” – Monty Python

Per Doug’s wishes, a family memorial has been held. If desired, friends can make memorial contributions to the Edmonton Humane Society

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Marilyn Burbidge

As one of the two first grandchildren in the Anderson family, Doug and i were not cousins, we were brother and sister and above all, best friends. We could not see each other for years, and yet sit down together and finish each other’s sentences, we were connected. As i sit here, the past comes tumbling back – sliding down the nose on the Grizzly Bear rug; taking the Fox Hounds out hunting in winter; Doug pulling me out of a snow bank that gave away; riding together; endless trips in the car with Uncle Andy; family Christmas and all other family events together – all the good times and endlessly being teased about my ‘height impairment’. I’m so sorry buddy, but you will always be with me. Love, Marilyn .

Eileen McIntyre Wieck

Oh dear, this news is so sad. My sympathies to the whole family. We McIntyre’s love you dearly. My memories of Doug Hall are all so lighthearted and positive. He never ceased to tease me endlessly and call me George! He was the coolest Dad on the block. I’m so sorry to hear of the hardships that came and the grief you must all feel now. We will have Mass said for him.

Tim Marriott

Marg, Andrew and family. My deepest sympathies, but my gratefulness to have been able share some laughs with Doug over the years. My prayers and thoughts are with you and I will remember fondly his expressive eyes and quietly engaging humour.

Isobel Morrell

My memories of Doug are of a pleasant, family man -with many interests, which included homing pigeons, and for always being welcomed when harvest time came for crab apples, in particular.May he Rest in Peace.

Clare Rickett

I remember Doug when he was full of dry humour and mischief. He introduced me to Monty Python and Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy at a time when I was in need of that sort of escapism and humour. I will never forget how welcoming he was to me, a rather odd girl! My love and prayers are with all of you at this time

Margaret Gingras

I am so sorry for the loss of your husband, father, grandfather and friend. He conibuted such interesting stories of his activities and adventures. H will be missed. Dave and Marg Gingras. ( Linda’s neighbour)

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