Douglas Watson

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Douglas Henderson Watson on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the age of 49 years. Doug was born in Surrey, British Columbia on December 25, 1965 and later moved to Golden, British Columbia with his family in 1972. In 1985, he met the love of his life, Joann Feuz, and in 1995 they were blessed with a beautiful daughter, Shania.


Doug was an extremely talented and successful entrepreneur whose strength, determination and never ending optimism allowed him to achieve great success – no task or job was unattainable. His business, Sandman Picker Services, was one of his most proud endeavours. Doug worked hard and played harder, and his zest for life allowed him much enjoyment with car racing, sledding, riding his Harley and attending his rock concerts. A recent family move, to their new home on an acreage in the Blackfalds area, was to be the beginning of the next chapter of his life.


Doug is survived by his loving wife, Joann; daughter, Shania; mother, Eileen Watson; siblings, Sherry (Don) Stewart, Debbie Budden (children: Tyler, Alicia, Madison), and Justin (Rita) Watson (daughter Aryana). Doug is predeceased by his father, Stan Watson.


He will be greatly missed by numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and many good friends. As Doug would say….“WTF?”


A Celebration of Doug’s Life will be held at the Golden Civic Centre, 806 – 10th Avenue South, Golden British Columbia, on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.


If desired, memorial donations in Doug’s honour may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation at www.heartandstroke.com. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com. Arrangements in care of Ashley Paton, Funeral Director at Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.