We regret to announce the passing of Douglas Andrew Christie in Vernon, BC on May 11, 2015 at 78 years of age.
Doug was born in Penticton, where he spent his early years. He began working for PGE Railroad in the early 1950’s, and it was while working in Britannia Beach that he met his bride, Betty (nee Wilson) before continuing on to become station master at Clinton. Doug and Betty moved back to Britannia Beach in the 1960’s, and it was during this time that their 2 daughters were born. The family spent 4 years in Squamish before coming to the Okanogan in the early 70’s.
Doug worked as a steam engineer at Crown Zellerbach, now Tolko. Doug enjoyed an active retirement, he and Betty travelled frequently, and spent many happy summers on their Okanogan lake property.
He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, 2 daughters, 5 grandchildren, cousins, and extended family.
Private cremation arranged through Vernon Dignity Funeral Home.