Douglas Herbert


Doug Herbert passed away peacefully at home on August 17, 2023, at the age of 66 in his hometown of Tofield in his favorite chair. He was born on November 15, 1956, in Tofield, AB, to his late parents Charlie and Dorothy Herbert. He was one of the 11children.

Doug was a remarkable individual with a vibrant personality and a deep sense of humor. He was known for his playful nature and his ability to bring laughter to any gathering. Family gatherings were particularly special to him, as he cherished the moments spent with his loved ones through teasing and stories. He was a Coach for the Ryley Ladies baseball league and also an umpire for that league for many years. He was employed at the Belvedere golf course as head mechanic for 30+ years and presently was a groundskeeper. His mechanical skills he earned from his Dad. He enjoyed weekly golfing, watching his nieces and nephews play minor hockey, tinkering in his garage and socializing.

Another of Doug's favorite pastimes was being an active participant in the "Tilly's farmers round table coffee gossip hour(s)." He thoroughly enjoyed engaging in lively conversations and sharing stories with fellow community members. His presence will be greatly missed during these cherished gatherings.

Doug was predeceased by his father Charlie, mother Dorothy, sister Gail (Goubault), brothers Arthur, Robert (Bob), Terry, Ernest and brother-in-law Ernie Herklotz along with all his Aunts and Uncles. He will be immensely missed and fondly remembered by his sister Donna, brothers Jerry (Marg), Sam, Bernie (Peggy), Andy (Cindy), brother-in-law Armand, sister-in-law Marlene Voss along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

In honor of Doug's memory, contributions can be made to a charity of one's choice.

Doug leaves behind a legacy of love, laughter, and cherished memories. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all those whose lives he touched.

May his soul find eternal peace.

A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 25, 2023 at the House Church in Tofield, Alberta (5830 51 St).  

Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.


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