Douglas Park

Born Mar. 29, 1954, in Quesnel, B.C. Passed away Dec. 28, 2003, in Paracuru, Brazil. Survived by daughters Sarah and Mindy; parents Tom and Caroline; sisters Betty and Rhonda; brother Murray; niece, nephews and other family and friends. Doug was a “rock” in many people’s lives. He was strong and a source of strength. If you were lucky enough to have Doug in your life, then you were well cared for. He was a very good listener, heard with a perceptive ear, was able to understand what people really meant and to be empathetic. He was genuinely interested in people. Life was not black and white to Doug. He had a grasp on its complexity and faced any problem or obstacle head on with courage and honesty. He met life’s challenges well. His energy and enthusiasm for living seemed unlimited. His interests were wide and varied. He loved to travel, was an excellent photographer, enjoyed fishing, boating, camping, loved his computer, his cars and motorcycles, learning about new things, and people. He ran a successful business, worked hard and played hard. He maximized whatever he did and had an intuitive knack for finding the value in things. For Doug, a treasure was something that had been used and abused and even discarded by others that he could restore to its original value. He didn’t look at what something lacked, his focus was always on what it could be. For Doug, the glass was half full. Tom and Caroline Park and family would like to express thanks to everyone for their love and support. Thank you for the prayers, cards, phone calls and flowers. Our lives have been deeply touched by each of you.