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Douglas Neil Reyden

May 16, 1947 - November 7, 2012


It is with great sadness that we announce that Doug Reyden of Beasley, B.C. passed away suddenly at home.

 Loving husband of 40 years to his wife Katy (nee Dyck); dear father of Jeff and wife Jodie, Mark, and Brian and wife Tia; happy grandpa of Isaiah, Nathan, Lucas and Hayden.  Doug was predeceased by his parents Corey and Vivian Reyden and is survived by his brother Don.

 Doug was born in Nelson, B.C.  He was raised at the Emerald Mine near Salmo.  His family moved to Fraser Lake in 1963.  Doug worked at Endako Mine where he received his electrical apprenticeship.  He met and married Katy in 1972.  After completing his apprenticeship in 1977, Doug and Katy moved to Beasley to raise a family.  Their three sons were born in Nelson.  Many happy family times were spent skiing, boating, fishing, camping, and just generally enjoying Kootenay life.

 Doug retired from Fortis BC in 2004.  After Katy also retired in 2006, they were able to spend 6 more years travelling and enjoying retirement.  He liked to 'putter' and always had a project on the go – making whirligigs, toy boxes, Adirondack chairs, etc.

Doug was a good man. His death leaves a big hole in our family.  He is so greatly missed.

As per Doug's wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no service.


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Tracey & Darren Schultz
Relation: Family Friend

Katy, Jeff, Jodie, Mark, Brian, Tia and boys,

We were shocked and sadden to hear of Doug’s passing. Our deepest condolences to all of you. May the love of family & friends help you through the difficult days ahead. May you find peace in know that Doug was admired by many and is now at peace and pain free.

Tracey & Darren Schultz

From: Gloria and Tim Beecham
Relation: neighbour

We are so saddened by Doug’s sudden passing. We send heartfelt condolences to Katie and her family. You are all in our hearts and our thoughts at this very sad time.

From: Warren Garner
Relation: Golfing Friend

Dear Katy and Family:
I was very sorry to read of Doug’s passing, he was a great guy and I enjoyed the time we spent together golfing with the guys from Fortis.
In the short time I knew him it was apparent that he was a very special person. I will always have fond memories of him.
Warren Garner

From: Lorry Mann
Relation: co-worker with Katy

Katy and boys and family – my deepest condolences to you and yours. May remembering all of wonderful fun times give you some peace at this sad time…… in our thoughts and prayers……Lorry

From: Marvin Nygaard
Relation: co-worker- friend

Our deepest condolences to the Ryden family. Many fond memories at Fortis with Doug and thank you Katy for a great start for our boys in Grade 1.
The Nygaard family…

Service Schedule


Date & Time:
November 8, 2012
Beginning at 3:00pm

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.
613 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 1T2

Private – Family Only

613 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 1T2

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