Douglas Robert Gordon Murdoch passed away suddenly in Topley, BC at the age of 50 years.
Doug was born on May 5, 1962 in Regina, SK to Gordon and Margaret Murdoch. He grew up on a farm near Horizon, SK and as a child was involved in 4H and Scouts. Even when young, Doug loved mechanics and was often found climbing over the farm equipment to help his dad. His first job was installing swimming pools but he later went back to his love of mechanics and took a job in Smithers in the early 1990’s as a heavy duty mechanic. Over the years Doug worked in the logging and mining industries as well as running his own business. He later moved to Granisle where he worked for the Village as a heavy duty mechanic amongst other jobs. Doug had strong prairie roots, but his heart belonged to Babine Lake and its people.
Doug will be sadly missed by his sister Debbie (Eric) Hanrieder of Lampman SK; brother Brian (Natasha) Murdoch of Saskatoon, SK; nieces Kristin Hanrieder of Red Deer, AB and Laura Murdoch of Saskatoon, SK; nephews Jordan Hanrieder of Saskatoon, SK and Thomas Murdoch of Saskatoon, SK; special friends Tammy Kitely of Granisle, BC, and Sonny and Nancy Young of Burns Lake, BC. Doug was predeceased by his parents.
A Graveside Service was held in the Telkwa Cemetery on April 5th, 2013 with a Celebration of Doug’s life following at the Granisle Seniors Center. Memorial donations in Doug’s name can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation and can be sent to 1480-7th Ave., Prince George, BC V2L 3P2.
R.A. Schrader Funeral Services