Obituary of Douglas Struthers
Peacefully, with his family by his side, Doug lost his valiant battle to A.L.S.
He is survived by his wife Evelyn of 64 years, his daughters Margaret and Elizabeth and son Ronald; as well as his sister Joyce McDonnell and sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, and many special nieces, nephews, and close friends.
He was predeceased by his son Gordon. Doug was also predeceased by sisters Marion, Kay and Beverly, brothers Malcolm and Ross.
Doug grew up in Sprague then went on to the U of M where he graduated as a Civil Engineer in 1959. His career with the Department of Highways spanned 37 years starting as a Resident Engineer in Winnipeg, then was Assistant District Engineer in Lac du Bonnet, moving to Steinbach as the District Engineer for Southeastern Manitoba and retiring as Assistant Deputy Minister in 1996. He then went on to spend more time at his farm in Sprague.
Throughout his life, his family was his main priority. Many happy memories surround family trips, outings, and gatherings. He was always active in the community, church and was instrumental in the development of Buffalo Point where his love of nature and wildlife made him the happiest. His love for birds, especially the Hummingbirds gave him many hours of entertainment. Doug enjoyed life to the fullest with many interests like curling, bridge, music, and travel.
To honor his love for friends and social gatherings, a celebration of life is planned for Friday, April 29, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach, MB. Face masks recommended. To join the family via livestream please click HERE shortly before the service.
In lieu of flowers if friends so desire, donations can be made to A.L.S Research or the A.L.S Society 1717 Dublin Ave #2A, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0H2.
May the birds sing, the music play and friends gather in peace and love.