In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar
DOUTAZ, George Edward. - On April 8, 2017, after a difficult struggle with dementia, George Edward Doutaz completed his mission on earth and embarked on a new one. George was born in Abbotsford, British Columbia to late father John Leon Doutaz (1894-1985), and Mother Ethel May Cross (1891-1978) and pre-deceased by his loving wife Vera Doutaz, and son Robert Doutaz. George was a very loving man and was always there for anyone who needed a helping hand whether it be family, friends, or a fellow veteran. His kind, generous, quick-witted personality made sure to leave everyone with a smile. George had endless stories to share whether it be war stories or from his childhood, he never failed to keep everyone fascinated or laughing. George served with the Canadian Navy on five different vessels (HMCS WOLF, HMCS EDMUNDSTON, HMCS MICMAC, HMCS ONTARIO, HMCS NEW WATERFORD) from July 13 1940 - February 10 1963- serving during WW2. Following his time in the navy, George lived in Victoria BC with his wife and children (John, Gary, Robert, Paul, and Cindy), later moving to Tsawwassen around 1967 where he worked at the shipyard and for Westing house. He was an avid fisherman, taking his children out regularly in his tin boat and rarely coming home empty handed. Later in life when his kids were grown George bought his own, proper fishing boat and spend a large sum of time on the water. George also had a passion for woodworking and gardening and would spend many weekends in the garden or working on a project. George was always an incredible husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Survived by his children Cindy Nesselbeck, John Doutaz, Gary Doutaz and Paul Doutaz; grandchildren Leah Nesselbeck, Danny Nesselbeck, Mike Nesselbeck, Melinda Doutaz, Steven Doutaz, Gail Doutaz, and Cheryl Doutaz and niece Kim Keeping. George is greatly missed and lovingly remembered by all that were lucky enough to know him.
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George and Vera Doutaz on their wedding day