Douglas ADSHEAD

ADSHEAD, Douglas … Born September 26, 1939 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, died suddenly August 1, 2006 at Langley Memorial Hospital.

He was predeceased by his son Bobby Douglas, father Norman and mother Margaret.

He is survived by his loving and somewhat tolerant wife of 43 1/2 years … Marie. Also, his daughter, Debbie (Rodney) Gettel, grandson Cooper Gettel and granddaughter Emerson Gettel. His son, Steve … they had many long hauls amd good laughs together. Sister, Elaine Vel, aunts, nieces, nephews, great niece, and many cousins and relatives across Canada and the USA.

After leaving McGee High School he did a 5 year stint in the Navy, he joined the BC Liquor board for 33 years. He taught many aspiring bowlers at Lougheed Lanes, Burnaby, made many friends at Pacific Press in and around Langley. His jovial spirit will be missed … he did love to tease the girls at the White Spot on 264th and Safeway, Aldergrove.

A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. on September 1, 2006 at 3070 275A St., Aldergrove with a reception to follow.


LIFE’S A HIGHWAY

If life’s a highway,

Then, our truck the vessel.

The endless white line a memory,

May it’s brightness never fade,

But, help me find my way

For in our truck you are and

In my heart you’ll stay.


As the miles pass by, so does the line

But brighter it gets cause you were mine.

Though Dad you are gone, the line remains…

A symbol of the life we shared.

I know its length but I’m not scared

For when I awake you’ll be there.


With your mug in hand and one for me,

”Coffee’s Ready” you will say,

”Hurry Up” let’s be on our way.

The line is waiting, the truck in aired…

Thanks Dad, I know you cared.

Written by son, Steve


In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Foundation or charity of your choice.