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January 28, 1954 - March 20, 2024

In Loving Memory ~

On March 20, 2024, Douglas Shane Fuller passed away in Port McNeil, BC at the age of 70.

Shane is survived by his wife, Lorna Jean Fuller, of almost fifty years, their daughters Ginger Fuller, and Christine Fuller, granddaughters Samantha O'Neil, Semiah Mickle, Madalyn Blabey and great-grandson Todd Gordon.

Shane was born on January 28,1954 in Dawson Creek, BC. At six months old he was chosen by Stanley and Hazel Fuller to be their first child. He was later joined by his other chosen siblings Brian Fuller and Rosemary Beier. He grew up in Vanderhoof, BC until 1969 when he moved to Terrace, BC and where he later pursued and completed his millwright certification.

Shane married Lorna in 1974 after they had been dating a mere three months and began an instant family when he chose two-year-old Ginger as his first daughter. Shane and Lorna welcomed a second daughter, Christine, in 1977 to complete the family. In 1979 Shane moved the family back to Vanderhoof to reside on a small farm surrounded by an extended family. Shane worked as a Millwright until 1990 when medical issues forced him on long-term leave which resulted in a decision to retrain in Adult Mental Health.

Shane and Lorna moved to Hazelton, BC in 1995 where Shane achieved a certificate in Adult Mental Health and began working for Northern Health. He proudly worked with members of the community providing quality and compassionate Mental Health services.

The move to Hazelton allowed Shane and Lorna to have easier access to the ocean where they would set out on extended fishing trips. Shane quickly fell in love with ocean fishing and exploring the northwest coastline.

Endeavoring to be closer to the ocean, in 2014 Shane and Lorna moved to Sointula, a quaint community on Malcom Island. Shane settled into island life quickly, enjoying the ocean view from his living room.

Shane was a wonderful caring individual, who showed love and compassion to his family and friends. He took great pride in participating in his communities, whether it be through Auxiliary Policing or teaching Heavy Horse Logging in Vanderhoof or working in the Clubhouse Outreach Program in Hazelton. He went out of his way to ensure that people were seen and felted valued.

Shane was thoughtful with a sarcastic sense of humor, a lifelong passion for knowledge on any subject. He had a great respect and love for animals large and small, but his greatest weakness was kittens.

Shane was the calm and supportive rudder for his family and his presence will be missed every day.

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