Doug Hill

Obituary of Doug Hill

June 2, 1937 – Melfort, Saskatchewan

July 5, 2024 – Calgary, Alberta


Doug Hill of Calgary, AB, passed away on Friday, July 5, 2024, at the age of 87 years.


Doug was born in Melfort, SK on June 2, 1937. At seventeen, he joined the Canadian Armed Forces and retired in 1982 after serving for 28 years. He was proud of his career where he was posted to numerous bases across Canada as well as a posting in France, and with the United Nations Emergency Force Military Police in Egypt.


After retiring from the Armed Forces, he remained in Alberta, living in Lacombe. He had a passion for all sports; participating in or simply the joy he got from watching. He liked competition – golf and especially team sports, hockey, baseball, and curling were his favourites. A highlight was on the golf course, with two holes-in-one over the course of his playing years.


Doug and Marg Leask were married in December 1995, after being introduced by mutual and lifelong best friends. With his move to Calgary, AB, he continued his passion for sports by joining Country Hills Golf Course and various curling clubs, always taking part in competitions. The people he met became and still are good friends. He loved his family, his wife, and his dog, not necessarily in that order.


Besides his loving wife Marg, Doug is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Don and Peggy Hill, of Burns Lake, BC; his sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Jake Dyck of Oakville, MB; his brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Cheryl Leask of Madden, AB, and Keith and Patricia Leask of Airdrie, AB; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.


If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Dulcina Hospice, 110 Evanspark Manor N.W., Calgary, Alberta T3P 0N4 Telephone: 587-230-5500.


Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed with Doug’s family here.


In living memory of Doug Hill, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle NW, Calgary, AB T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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