Douglas Russell Porter

April 26, 1954 - July 22, 2022
July 28, 2022 13 Condolences Print Obituary

Douglas Russell Porter, unexpectedly passed away on Friday, July 22, 2022 at the age of 68 in the comfort of his home of St. Albert, Alberta.

Douglas was an avid traveller, a dedicated worker, and showed genuine kindness toward everyone he met. He will be greatly missed by family, and friends world wide.

Douglas is survived by his daughter Christina Edgson and her husband Patrick Edgson, granddaughters Casey and Brooke, his sister Joyce Smith (Alan), his brother David Porter, brother-in-law Vic Tessier (Liz), and step-daughter Kelly Kusch (Jamie).

Douglas was predeceased by his parents, Russ and Iris Porter and by his sister Betty Jean (Porter) Tessier.

At the request of Douglas, no service will be held.

  1. What a good man we lost!…
    I’ll always remember his smile, his positive attitude and his genuine concern about everyone’s well-being…
    Rest in peace “brother” Doug…
    Sincerest condolences to all his family, especially his brother David, an ex-coworker whom I also had the pleasure to know…

  2. it is VERY accurate to say he was the best worker who was kind and friendly . I worked with Doug and His brother Dave . I pray that Dave and all who knew Doug will join me and agree that Doug will be sorely missed . I cannot stress enough how much of a genuine humanitarian Doug was and his kindness was equal to his Brother Dave who was also a tremendous worker whom I know will carry on despite this huge loss . I will try to adopt more of the kindness these brothers shared with me and many others and continue their lead . RIP Doug , Too soon You will live on in our hearts never to be forgotten.

  3. Doug was a great guy loved by so many in Vancouver and Edmonton. He will be greatly missed. A true class act and role model.

  4. I am very sorry Dave and family to here this sad news Doug myself Bruce and Alix were the 4 main people as you know at the front doc for many years may Doug Rest In Peace

  5. RIP Doug. You were a amazing human being. Grateful to have meet you.

  6. my condolences to the family doug and his brother were two of the hardest workers and nicest guys i hand the pleasure to work with. always took the time to say hello and offer to help. my heart goes out to the family and his friends rest in peace

  7. My wife and I had the pleasure of visiting with Doug just last month while in St. Albert. His sudden passing makes it even more shocking and sad. He was gracious, polite, and as positive as always. He was full of life and had so much more of it to live.
    Our sincerest condolences go out to Dave and all family and friends of Doug.

  8. Doug was as good of person as one could ever hope to work with. He was always a positive, intelligent and interesting person to be around. His work ethic was as good as it gets. He leaves us with many fond memories. He is gone far too soon. My condolences to all of his family.

  9. Sad to hear of Doug’s passing. As most have already said Doug’s work ethic and kindness were exemplary. Condolences to his brother David and family. Brotherhood lost another good one.

  10. Such an amazing, kindhearted man. The world has lost out-I truly appreciated every moment as Doug’s colleague at the airport. Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth and danced the skies on laughter silvered wings………….

  11. i heard this sad news from a mutual friend. Extending my condolences to Doug,s family. He was a fine work mate of mine. Sadly lost touch after our retirements.

  12. I heard from a mutual friend of his passing. Doug was a great workmate. we lost touch after our mutual retirements.

  13. Our hearts break to hear of Doug’s sudden passing.
    We loved Doug for his kindness, humour and compassion.

    To his family and friends, beloved daughter Christina and cherished granddaughters Casey and Brooke, we extend our deep condolences for your profound loss.

    “…people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

    The highest tribute we can pay Doug is not grief, but gratitude.
    We are so grateful we knew him. He shall be sincerely missed and never forgotten.

    Jack and Debbie Allen, Burnaby, BC

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