November 1, 1954 – July 19, 2021
With great sorrow we announce the passing of Douglas Aaron Cook on July 19, 2021 after a brief illness.
Doug was born November 1, 1954 and spent the first five years of his life travelling around the province with his parents and a Department of Highways crew until they settled in Nelson, BC in 1960. He grew up swimming, water skiing, fishing, camping and hiking.
When Doug graduated from high school he started his long career paving with the Department of Highways where he stayed for 30 years. He then moved to Kamloops and worked another 10 years with the Paving Division of Dawson Construction. Doug was a well respected, hard working man.
Doug is survived by his mother Audrey Cook, his partner Gina Biles, sons Christopher (Julie) and Jason Cook, stepson Brodie Biles (Olya), grandchildren Ava and Ethan Cook and Max Biles, his sister Janet Cook (Don) and his brother James Cook (Emily), niece Kristin Schleiermacher and nephew Adam Schleiermacher (Jenn). Doug was predeceased by his father Andrew Cook in 2016.
The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at the Royal Inland Hospital for their care and compassion.
Doug was a kind and gentle soul who had a great affection for cats and dogs, if you so desire donations in Doug’s memory to the BCSPCA would be greatly appreciated.
Unfortunately due to the current Covid situation we will be postponing Doug’s Celebration of Life until the Spring of 2022.
Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.