Doug, nominated by the trustees of the parish was invested into The Order of The Diocese of New Westminster (ODNW) on behalf of the Archbishop during Sunday Eucharist on October 25, 2020. His wife Heather, ODNW 2018, invested him on behalf of the parish and Archbishop.
The order, founded in 2010, is an opportunity to recognize the commitment of faithful parishioners in their exemplary service to the parish and wider church. This award is normally made by the diocesan in person, but had to be reimagined due to covid-19.
We celebrate Doug, his work, and the witness of all our previous recipients of the Order. A proper celebration of Doug will take place as soon as covid-19 restrictions allow it.
The Citation as recorded in the Permanent Register of the Order
Doug was born in Montreal but grew up in Winnipeg, graduating from the University of Manitoba in Engineering. He is passionate about the environment and protecting God’s creation. St Anselm’s made Doug feel so welcome (and needed) he just had to join. Heather and Doug married at St. Anselm’s in June 2011-they now have two granddaughters and two great grandchildren. If there is one word that describes Doug it is “Active”. Most weekday mornings you will find Doug on the tennis court at 7:30am. Doug was brought up listening to classical music and learned to play the bagpipes when he was at university. He loves to sing – he sang in the St. John’s Shaughnessy choir for over 30 years and currently sings in the Brock House Kerrisdale Choir and St. Anselm’s choir. Doug is very much at home in the outdoors – biking, hiking, kayaking and weeding. Doug actually enjoys weeding the large expanse of lawn at St. Anselm’s – that is, when he is not otherwise busy repairing garden boxes, power washing, painting or doing other jobs around the parish. Doug will tackle almost any job and with a happy heart. One of the biggest projects Doug undertook was a complete remodeling of St. Anselm’s kitchen in the summer of 2014. It took the whole summer to complete and still looks amazing. The Hospitality Team at the parish are forever grateful. Doug’s zest for life and willingness to lend a helping hand are admired and appreciated by all who know Doug. And while Doug is known for his hard work, he is also known for his large appetite for cookies!
Pictures: Doug with the Order; Doug and Heather; Doug and the Wardens; Doug/wardens/Vicar
these lands upon which we worship as the ancestral, cultural, traditional and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people from time immemorial.