Douglas Mark Delainey — our key man.
Doug was born in Vancouver on March 12, 1954 and passed away December 30, 2002 after a long, brave fight with cancer.
Doug is survived by his wife Cathy and four children, Shannon, Krista, Wade and Steven; his father and mother, Chuck and Shirley; sister, Debbie, and brother, Greg; many in-laws, aunts, uncles and cousins.
The family moved to 150 Mile House in 1956 where Doug started school. The Delaineys moved to Williams Lake in 1960 and their children attended school at Parkside, Marie Sharpe and Columneetza.
Doug graduated in 1973, then continued on to Cariboo College in Kamloops and BCIT in Vancouver. He worked for Safeway and San Jose Logging.
Doug was married to Cathy Jackson in 1978. The couple celebrated their 24th anniversary December 16, 2002.
Eventually Doug came to work for Delainey’s Hardware and studied for the Locksmith position under Leila Doratti.
When Delainey’s closed shop, Doug and his brother, Greg, became partners in 1993. The business was named Delainey’s Lock and Key.
Christmas and Boxing Day were spent at the Garrow residence in 100 Mile House. Doug enjoyed these two days and was happy to see the whole family.
Doug loved the life he lived and worked very hard for the Knights of Columbus, the Williams Lake Community Band, the Snowmobile Club (sledding was his passion), the Williams Lake Figure Skating Club, and enjoyed camping with the family.
He would pack everything but the kitchen sink.
He spent time taking his children to all the sports they entered and enjoyed meeting people in the key shop and they soon became his friends.
He loved everyone and was happy with his life.
God called our son away and set him free from pain. We wish to thank everyone for their kind thoughts and prayers. This poem I’m Free is for all those who have lost their loved ones.