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Douglas Graham Kilpatrick

Douglas Graham Kilpatrick


a Photo of young Douglas Graham Kilpatrick

Obituary for Douglas Graham Kilpatrick

September 28, 1957 – November 9, 2023

It is with a heavy heart that we share that Doug Kilpatrick passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at Surrey Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family. He is predeceased by his father Brian and mother Lois. Doug is survived by his daughter Cheryl (Darcy), his sisters Lois (Scott), Darlene (Wolfgang), Kathryn (Steve), and twin brother Mike (Leslie); nieces Erica and Lora; nephews Bryan and Hans; great-nieces Grace, Addyson, and Zoey; and great-nephew Jonah. He was a loving and caring father, brother, uncle, and friend who was truly loved by everyone who knew him.

Doug was born in Victoria and graduated high school there before starting a career with CIBC. He worked all over the province with CIBC for 25 years. He supervised bank tellers and the side counter as an Account Manager before eventually reaching his goal of becoming a Branch Manager. After leaving the bank in 2002, he got a new job at WIS International travelling all over BC as an inventory clerk and team driver at various businesses. He eventually retired in 2022, but enjoyed his part-time bookkeeping job at The Green Timbers Pub.

The Green Timbers was his home away from home. Friends, acquaintances, and strangers all knew Doug. He used to host the Meat Draw on Saturdays, and would tease and joke around with everyone who approached him. He was gregarious, funny, and gruffly charming. His easy manner and playful demeanour often made those who spent time with Doug walk away smiling. He wasn’t afraid to call people out when needed, managing to do so in his typical direct and entertaining style. He was a great man to sit down and have a pint with – his intelligent observations and straightforward manner made for a captivating evening.

Doug loved to travel. He visited his family roots in England & Scotland, as well as vacations to China, Hawaii, Reno, & various places all over the US and BC.

Doug’s loss will be felt by everyone who knew him. His humour and signature candid style also belied a big heart and a strong sense of loyalty. He quietly showed up for people when they needed him, without needing to be asked nor wanting any praise. Having a man like Doug in your life was a blessing, and those of us who loved him will carry him in our hearts forever.

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