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Douglas Christenson

Douglas Murray Christenson

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020
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Obituary

Douglas Christenson
1942 - 2020

Doug Christenson passed away suddenly at his home in Bienfait, Sask. on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at the age of 78.

Doug was born on September 16, 1942 in Torquay, Sask. to parents Irven and Hazel Christenson. He was raised on his parents' farm near Bromhead, Sask. and attended school in Bromhead until grade 9. He had a great passion for animals and farming. Doug met Eugenia Friess in Torquay in 1960 and they were married on December 28, 1961. They were blessed with a son Floyd and two daughters, Debbie and Anita.

Doug trained horses when he was young. He had various other jobs throughout his life. Doug and Eugenia moved to Bienfait in 1964, then to Doug's uncle's farm east of Bienfait in 1974 until 2005, when they retired to Bienfait. Doug enjoyed hockey, curling, playing cards, sitting out on his front driveway to visit all his neighbours and having coffee with his buddies at the Beefeater. He never went on a long holiday but really loved driving and seeing the countryside.

Doug's memory will be forever cherished by his wife of 58 years, Eugenia; son Floyd (Cathy); daughter Debbie (Jim) Nelson; son-in-law Bruce Brokenshire; grandchildren: Jarret (Karly), Travis, Zane (Meghan), Kyle and Lexie (Mack); great grandson Beckett. He will also be sadly missed by his sisters: Valerie Granberg and Gloria Pastachak, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Doug was predeceased by his daughter Anita Brokenshire; parents: Irven and Hazel; father and mother-in-law: Anton and Marianne Friess; in-laws: Eileen Burkholder Shpyth, Clayton Burkholder, Stanley Granberg and Frank Pastachak, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Due to the current restrictions on gatherings, a Private Family Graveside Service was held at the Bienfait Cemetery on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. with Sandy Dalziel officiating. A video recording of the service may be viewed by copying and pasting the following link into your browser:
https://vimeo.com/461963041/ec16ff8254

In lieu of flowers, those so wishing may make donations to a charity of choice.

Hall Funeral Services in Estevan cared for Doug's family - Dustin Hall, Funeral Director.
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Service Details

  • PRIVATE FAMILY GRAVESIDE SERVICE

    Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    Bienfait Cemetery
    Address
    Address Not Available
    BIENFAIT, SK S0C 0M0
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    Notes
    You are invited to join the family virtually, via livestream, by copying and pasting this link into your browser: https://vimeo.com/461963041/ec16ff8254 If there are unforeseen quality issues with the livestream, a video recording of the service will be made available later in the day.
    Officiant
    Sandy Dalziel
  • Interment

    Location
    Bienfait Cemetery
    Address
    Address Not Available
    BIENFAIT, SK S0C 0M0
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Marvella Carr

Posted at 03:55pm
Jean and Family, Sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. Sincerely, Joan DeRosier and Marvella Carr
RH

Rhonda Hesketh

Posted at 08:54am
Our deepest sympathy on your loss thinking of you all during this very difficult time.
Keith and Rhonda Hesketh
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Mari Mahan

Posted at 03:09pm
Jean and family...i'm so sorry for your loss.
Marie Mahan
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LucillLucille Wanner

Posted at 03:57pm
Dear Eugenia and family, I am very sorry to hear of Doug's passing. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I will always remember Doug's huge smile! Take care of yourself and wishing you all the best! Love, Lucille Wanner
SW

sharon wells

Posted at 03:03pm
sincere condolences to the family.
Mel & Sharon Wells
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