Leo Marie George Douville
August 9,1936 ~ July 26, 2015
Leo Marie George Douville, 78, of Creston, BC, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015 at his home.
Leo was born August 9, 1936 in Ponteix, Saskatchewan to Oliver and Aldea (Cote) Douville. He moved with his family to the Crowsnest Pass early in the 1950s and to Creston a few years later. On July 13, 1957 he married Marlene Agnes Storm in Creston, where the couple resided for the remainder of their lives.
Leo worked a variety of labour jobs, including at the Michel mine near Fernie, BC, until finally he became employed at the Crestbrook sawmill, where he worked as a sawyer for most of his 34 years of employment there. Leo took great pride in the high production on his shifts. He retired early, at the age of 55, in 1991.
Leo enjoyed family gatherings and skiing with his family. Anyone who knew him, knew that one of his favourite activities was dancing. Leo’s love of dancing was exhibited in his passionate commitment to the Swan Valley Square Dance Club to which he belonged with his wife, Marlene, and later with his longtime friend, Carol Bateman. He and Carol could also be found at the weekly dances at the Rotacrest, right to the end of the last season despite the decline in his health.
Leo loved camping and most of his summer was spent with Carol camping out with their truck and camper. He and Carol loved to explore the countryside on their quad, especially in the mountains behind Yahk.
Leo is predeceased by his wife Marlene; his parents; his siblings Leona, Paul, Laurette, Therese and Armand; as well as his brothers-in-law, Roy and Don Storm.
Leo is survived by his longtime friend, Carol Bateman; his children Laurie (Robert) Schemenauer, Robin (Karen) Douville, Donna (Chris) Brass, Neil (Kim) Douville and Gail (Matthew) Thompson; siblings, Andrée, Lucien, René and Denis; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Leo will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.
A Celebration of Life Service was held at the home of his son Robin on Saturday, August 1, 2015.
Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.