McKenna, Douglas Stuart

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Doug Stuart McKenna, beloved husband of Stella McKennna. Doug passed on October 18th, 2012 after a lengthy illness. He was born in Wilkie, Sask.

He spent his early years in Delta, Fort St. John, Edmonton, and Grande Prairie. It was during this time that Doug and his wife, Lenore, raised their two children, Daryl and Arlene. Doug worked on the railway in Calgary, as a bus driver in Vancouver, with the pipeline in Fort St. John, and all over B.C. and Alberta. Doug then moved his family to Wolking, outside of Grande Prairie and took up farming. It wasn’t long after that they decided to retire to a warmer place, Vernon, B.C. By this time Doug’s family had expanded, Daryl (Evelynn) McKenna, Arlene Stubbs, and grandchildren, Darcy (Leana) McKenna and Ryan (Rayanne) McKenna, Shawna (Clayton) LeGyt, Marty Stubbs and Trail Stubbs, great grandkids, Jacob, Veejay, Ryker, and Matthew McKenna. It was a number of years later when Doug’s first wife, Lenore, passed away.

In time, Doug found love again with Stella Klein. They were married in Vernon. Once again, Doug’s family grew to include Stella’s family: Harold (Trudy) Klein, Donna (Dwayne) Friskie, Alan (Gail) Klein, and Val Klein (Keith Fairweather). Stella also had grandchildren: Denny (Chasity) Klein, Rod (Tina) Klein, Kevin (Stephanie) Friskie, Tracy (Eric) Prince, Steven Klein, and Terance (Jesse) Klein. There are also eight great grandchildren to round out the family.

Doug was a people person. He enjoyed travelling, camping, and fishing. His presence will be sorely missed by his fishing families at the campfires by his favourite lake. Playing cards and crib was a favourite past time. Doug lived a full life with many adventures. He was a true gentleman.

There will be celebration of Doug’s life at Desert Cove Community Centre on Saturday, October 27th, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. No funeral service by Doug’s request. Those choosing to honour Doug may do so by donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Arrangements have been entrusted to:


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