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Douglas Cameron Macauley

Jun 30, 1939 - Mar 21, 2024

Service

Monday, April 8, 2024
11:00 am
St. Mary's Catholic Church, Red Deer, Alberta

Obituary

Douglas Macauley
June 30, 1939 ~ March 21, 2024

Doug passed away peacefully on March 21, 2024 in Red Deer, Alberta.

Doug will be remembered by his loving wife Alice; son Duane (Shannon); grandchildren Alyssa and Derek; step-son Reid (Monica); and sister Margaret. Doug is predeceased by his brother Jack (May) and is remembered by many relatives and friends.

A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, April 8, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 6 McMillan Ave, Red Deer, Alberta.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

A special thank you to Dr. Peter Mah and the staff at Taylor View Towers.

Arrangements entrusted to Sylvan Lake Funeral Home. Rocky & Sylvan Lake Funeral Homes – Your Golden Rule Funeral Homes.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

Condolences

Charlene Zilkowski McMann :

Dear Alice, I am so sorry for your loss. I will forever remember you both, working at AGT. Wishing you peace and comfort with your family and friends. Sending my deepest sympathies and hugs.

Brian de Bruyn:

Our condolences, Alice to you and the Macauley family.
It's been awhile since we had run into each other but I did spend a number of hours riding up and down the highway with Doug learning the scouting business from one of the best.
Take Care during these sad times.

Brian & Pam

Dennis McIvor:

Rest i Peace, Doug. A good scout with a good eye for talent! Condolences to Alice & family, Doug's many friends& former hockey associates. Den

Jo-Anne Fischer Cassidy:

Alice,

Our sincere condolences to you and all of Doug's family on this sad loss. It is never easy to lose someone so loved, but we hope your memories sustain you all and bring you peace. We are thinking of you all.

Love,
Jo-Anne and Paul, Cheryl and Neil

Patty James:

I am sorry for your loss. As hard as it is no one can take away your memories. Just wanted you to know that I am thinking of you.

Take care of each other.

Patty James

Roy Mills:

Doug was my coach and he changed my life. I tried out for the Ponderosa Pete’s Pee Wee hockey team and had little idea of anything to do with playing organized hockey. He taught us positional play and his personality taught us to be fiery and competitive. I recall him telling us we had to learn to really like each other and become like family if we wanted to win over the big city teams . The sense of family from that team change my idea of what community even meant. I sure thought the other boys knew a heck of a lot more about hockey than me so I worried about letting my exceptional teammates down but Doug went out of his way to teach us a structure and he went above and beyond to teach life skills in a direct and forthright way. I don’t know what would have become of my life if I hadn’t had time playing for Doug and that group of superstar players. I wish his family be able to feel the warmth of community and pride about how Doug influenced us all that year. I believe we played 72 games that year and I believe we practiced once for every game and that was a lot of hours that man gave us! When I thanked him at the end of the year, he said , “someday maybe you can pay it forward” and I promised I would. I coached four years in Stony Plain and I’d like to think some of Doug got paid forward to another generation of young men. Linda and I send deepest condolences to the entire family.

Jackie Southwell RN :

My deepest condolences to you Alice and your family. It was an honor and a privilege to offer supports to Doug and yourself.
To see the love you both had for each other was so beautiful for me to see - both professionally and personally.
Please take good care of yourself Alice as you navigate through your loss of Doug.

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