1976 ~ McLOUGHLIN ~ 2013

Posted: March 12th, 2013

It is with great sadness that family announces the passing of Sgt. Douglas William McLoughlin who passed away suddenly on Sunday, March 3rd, 2013 at the age of 37 years at his home in Edmonton. Douglas leaves to cherish his memory his father, Brendan McLoughlin; two sisters, Tanya (Dean) Buckshaw and Angelica McLoughlin; two nephews, Anthony and Damon Buckshaw (who called him Unkle spelt with a “K” because he mis-spelt it once); his grandfather, Elmer Forbes; as well as aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and many comrades he served with in the Canadian Army. Douglas was predeceased by his mother, Gloria McLoughlin; his grandmother, Wilma Forbes; and cousin, Kelly Allibone. Douglas was born on February 7th, 1976 in Medicine Hat. He graduated from McCoy High School in 1995 after which he worked at the 7-11 before enlisting in the Canadian Army in 1998. He served a tour of duty in Bosnia and two in Afghanistan over a period of 15 years. Being in the military was his life. He was always telling his family stories of training out in the field when it was muddy and of being covered from head to toe in mud. Douglas was immensely proud to serve his country. He loved taking his dog Myka for runs and to the dog park. He had just purchased a new Harley that he couldn’t wait to get on the road this spring. Douglas has been described as a gentle giant with a big heart and an easy smile. He will be missed by all who knew him. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Thursday from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. and at HOLY FAMILY PARISH, 1451 Strachan Road SE, on Friday from 10:00 to 10:55 a.m. Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be recited in SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL on Thursday, March 14th, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated in HOLY FAMILY PARISH on Friday, March 15th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Matthew Emmelkamp, celebrant. Interment will follow in the Family Plot at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Douglas’s memory may be made to the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Association at www.ptsdassociation.com. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or www.gonebutnotforgotten.ca or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Douglas McLoughlin. Radio funeral announcement can be heard on Thursday around 12:35 p.m. on 93.7 Praise FM. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, locally owned and directed. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone (403)528-2599

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  1. Kelly Granlien says:

    My Deepest condolencesto the family. I went to school with Doug, He was a great guy. Sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Kelly Schafer Granlien

  2. Sharla Currie says:

    I went to school with Doug at McCoy. He was always nice, and he was a pretty quiet guy. I have so much respect for what he has done in his life. My heart goes out to all of his family and friends. May God bless you in this time of sorrow, and always. “Rest in peace, Doug.”

  3. bonni and clarence says:

    Our deepest sympathy to our extended family and freinds of a wonderful man ” Doug ” we will miss him whole heartly. we’re sorry we won’t be able to be there in person but we’re always with you all in spirit..God Bless you All during this time of terrible loss.. Love you all Bonni and Clarence Buckshaw

  4. bonni and clarence says:

    We are so sorry for your loss and send our deepest sympathy to our extended family and friends.we will miss Doug emencially for his kind gental ways.we’re sorry we can’t be there in person to celebrate his life but will be there in spirit. God Bless you all during this time.to Doug..May the road rise up to meet you.may the wind be always at your back,may the sun shine warm upon your face and.untill we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand Rest in Peace our favorite newest extended family member

  5. Christine Barry says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Doug I also went to school with him and was one of the McCoy Colts football manager. Doug was a great guy! Very brave in serving out country!

  6. Bob says:

    We all here at Mauro’s are so sorry to hear of your loss. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.
    Bob, Shirley, and the boys

  7. Carolyn Turner says:

    Although I didn’t know Doug personally, I want to say how sorry I am to hear of his passing. I also want to let you know that I personally appreciate the fact that he fought for our country. RIP Doug, God bless and thank you.

  8. Marlene Miller says:

    My sincerest condolences to the family of Doug. I did not know him but I am a former military member and I want you to know that he will not be forgotten. Thank you Doug for your service to our country….”WE WILL REMEMBER THEM”.

  9. The Weston Family says:

    From a former(ret’d) military family our condolences to the family and friends. My Goddess Bless You All.

    “Soldiers Never Die, They Just Crossover And Regroup!”

  10. Jo-Anne McLaren says:

    Please know that you are not alone in your grief. Our son was killed in Afghanistan by an IED and we miss him every day. Sending prayers for you as you deal with the days ahead. A true Canadian hero!

  11. Katherine Glasgo says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Douglas’s family. I was one of his teachers at McCoy. There was always fun when he was around. He was a great guy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Marshall Family says:

    So Sorry for your loss, we send our deepest condolences our thoughts and prayers are with you…………

  13. Louise M. Brown says:

    Dear Ben, Tanya, Angelica & boys – My prayers are with your family for Douglas as you celebrate his life today with family and friends. I cannot be with you in person but my heart is there along with my tears. I am so very sorry Ben. Love and friendship – Louise

  14. Lise A Charron says:

    My sincere condolence to the family and friends..

  15. Matt Brown says:

    Our condolences from the members of the Fraser Valley BC Branch of The PPCLI Association. We will remember him. Pro Patricia

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