LAURIE, Douglas A. In Loving Memory It is with immense sadness that the family of Doug Laurie, announces his sudden passing, on Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at the age of 75 years. Doug was the first born of three sons to Thomas and Dorothy Laurie from Edmonton. Doug will be long remembered as a shaker and a mover for Stony Plain and its heritage. He participated in numerous community events over the years and became passionate about genealogy in the last several years. Doug will be remembered by his loving wife of 45 years, Liz and his daughter Toni (Mike) Van Steenbergen, and his only grandson Bryson Douglas. Doug was predeceased by his daughter Dodie Laurie (1993) and his parents. He is survived by two brothers Ken (Donna) Laurie and Gord (Vicki) Laurie as well as many nieces and nephews. Doug will also be forever remembered by extended family and dear friends. A Funeral Service in memory of Doug will be held on Saturday, June 4, at 2:00 p.m., at the Hope Christian Reformed Church on the corner Yellowhead and Highway 779 north of Stony Plain. The family kindly requests no flowers and that donations be made to the donors charity of choice. Gone but never forgotten! Parkland Funeral Services, Stony Plain, in care of arrangements. 780-963-2520 Published in the Edmonton Journal on 6/3/2011
Doug Laurie presented Agriculture Reports on CFRN-AM during the 1980s. Later, he was occasionally seen on CFRN-TV, hosting special programs.
Doug lived near Stony Plain and had lots of sheep on his hobby farm. Most recently, during the summer of 2010, retired CFRN-TV cameraman Al Girard filmed a couple of videos with Doug about the first settlers and other families near Stony Plain, on location at cemeteries and in downtown Stony Plain.
Doug Laurie died of a heart attack at the age of 75 on May 31, 2011.
from material provided by Al Girard