Douglas George Bucknam

Desolation Sound – August 2009


God saw you getting tired

and a cure was not to be

so he put his arms around you

and whispered ,

come to me.


With tearful eyes we watched you

and saw you pass away

and although we loved you dearly

we could not make you stay.


A Golden heart stopped beating

hard working hands at rest.

God broke our hearts to prove to us

he only takes the best.


He was my life, my love, my best friend          

He will remain always in my heart.

Love Martha


It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden, but peaceful passing of Doug on Jan.29, 2010 in Prince George, B.C. with his beloved wife and best friend Martha by his side. He is survived by his mother Doris. Doug was a former resident of Golden from 1989-2005. He will be greatly missed by many close and special friends, his beloved horses, cats and dogs.

He was a kind and gentle man who will always be loved and remembered for helping others. Doug’s full life included being a successful dairy farmer, lodge operator, horse trainer, horseback outfitter, rancher, skier and ski  instructor, school teacher, hockey coach and player, football player, mountain guide, sailor and mentor to many. Doug was blessed with many gifts and talents which he used to their highest potential.

His life long passions were hockey and football, both as a player and as a dedicated fan. His pride and joy was our sailboat Emerald Dawn and we accomplished our goals of reaching Desolation Sound, Jedediah Island, exploring the Gulf Islands and seeing pods of killer whales!


Many thanks to all the staff and doctors at the Prince George hospital for their excellent care.

There will be a celebration of Doug’s life at a later date. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Red Cross in support of Haiti. (Condolences and memories may be sent to dmdawn@bcgroup.net)