(Papa Woof / Donald Duck)
Born September 20, 1926
Passed away Wednesday June 3, 2009 Enderby B.C. early morning with his children by his side.
It is with deepest sympathy to announce the passing of our father Wilfred Charles Doolan, at the age of 82. Battling cancer for the past few years, Wilf was optimistic every step of the way.
Wilf leaves behind his children John and Mark Doolan, Kelly Medhurst, Stacy Harder, and Robert Doolan; grandchildren Brittany and Jarrett Medhurst, Kassandra and Brandon Harder, Sammy and Sarah Doolan and Mackenzie Doolan; Nieces Joy Vaal, Jill Doolan, Pat Filetti, Maurine Dolyniuk, and nephews David, Michael and Paul Doolan. He was pre-deceased by his wife Diane Doolan and his brothers Frank and Art Doolan.
Wilf was born in Edmonton Alberta and moved to British Columbia where he put down his roots. His main careers throughout his life were with the bank as a manager and in later years as a real estate agent. The bank brought him many fond experiences, life long acquaintances and travelling. He spent many years as a Real Estate Agent in the White Rock area where there are still people that ask and care about him.
He picked up a camera along the way at some point, which was the start of his real passion and love for art. He dabbled in piano, painting and poetry. He tried his hand at karaoke and acted in a few local plays. Wow could he ever two step! Soap Stone carving became his natural artistic talent in his mid 50’s where he made a bit of a name for himself. He had the pleasure of donating many carvings to charity, which led him to meet legends such as Rick Hansen and Wyland (whaling walls). His carvings have made there way all over the world for many to enjoy. He took the time to share his carving abilities in local workshops and children’s classes. Like his brother he had a very active imagination and inventive mind that brought many ideas to paper.
Wilf was a very kind and sociable soul that would give you the shirt off his back. His Donald duck impersonations that brought smiles to children’s faces will be remembered by many. The love for his children and grandchildren was from out of this world and will continue to live on in us forever.
His favourite saying: “The only thing impossible
is at the end of your imagination”
You will be missed Papa Woof!!!
A small family gathering to honour Wilf took place on June 5, 2009 where he resided.
Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society can be made in his name in lieu of flowers.
Arrangements in the care of Personal Alternative Funeral Services, Armstrong,250-546-7237