JOHN DOUGLAS (DOUG) KILLOH


30 November 1931 – 13 DECEMBER 2010





Football Professional: Killoh, John Douglas Doug passed away peacefully with family by his side on Dec. 13, 2010 following a lengthy illness of Alzheimer .


Doug was born on Nov. 30, 1931 in Qu'Appelle and moved with his family to Regina at age 8, where he remained for the rest of his life. He attended Strathcona Elementary and Balfour Tech and during these formative years, it became evident that Doug would excel at most any sport he tried. He was a natural at baseball; was part of the "Kid Line" while playing hockey for the(Right Wing) Regina Pats (1950-1952); and played defensive end with the Riders from 1953-60.


Following his playing career, he gave back to sports through coaching over the years, most notably with the Regina Rams. Formal recognition for his accomplishments

John Douglas Killoh, Football

and contributions came years later with an induction into the Riders' Plaza of Honour and a place in the Regina Sports Hall of Fame


Doug appreciated this recognition but what really counted to him were the good memories, the positive impact he had on young athletes as a coach and, most importantly, the many lifelong friendships he made. It was not all play though as he also had to work. He spent 40 years as a Customs Broker, the majority of the time managing a brokerage firm in the City.


He ran a tight ship but was fair, a man of his word and, he treated everyone with the same level of respect regardless of their position or status. For as many friends and acquaintances that he made through sports, he had as many or more through his numerous contacts at work. It was not unusual for him to make trips out to the airport at all hours, in order to help whomever clear a widget through customs. Whether at work, at play or amongst family and friends, Doug's sense of humour was something else. He dead-panned, fired one-liners, he relentlessly teased, he playfully cajoled, he injected sarcasm, he'd break up a room. His timing was impeccable and his dryness remarkable. Despite his illness during the last few years, Doug never lost this uncanny ability to elicit laughter. As much as Doug could be counted on to provide laughs, anyone who knew him also knew that if there was anyone you needed to turn to when the chips were down, someone to lend an ear when you really needed to talk, someone that you could ask for help, he was that person. His support in these situations was solid as a rock, unwavering and unconditional. This was especially true during his 47 years in A.A. with the many people he sponsored and supported.


The family wishes to thank the very special people who provide care at Santa Maria for their patience and support over the past 2 1/2 years. Thanks also to Dr. John Morris for his special attention to Doug. A heartfelt thank you to Doug's special friend John Pentz for his support, loyalty and friendship and thanks as well to those of the "Old Rams" for their friendship right to the last days. A private memorial service will be held at a later date while a Celebration of Doug's Life will take place on Saturday, January, 15, 2011 at the Conexus Arts Center.


Burial: Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery – Indoorcol – Section 2 -01




Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery, Regina, SK
Site Navigation People of Interest:





Riverside Cemetery People of Interest Biography Thanks to Ron C. JOHNSTON Any queries about the Regina or Riverside cemetery photographing project please contact the submitter, Ron C. JOHNSTON. The Riverside cemetery photographing project is starting with images at the upper left (North West) corner of the Cemetery map.

* Canada Gen Web Cemetery Project - Saskatchewan
* Ancestry Remembrance Project - Saskatchewan Gen Web transcriptions and photographs
* Regina Region GenWeb
Other cemetery or genealogy related queries please contact the Regina Gen Web mailing list, the Regina Gen Web query board, Regina Gen Web the Regina Genealogy society, the Saskatchewan Gen Web Webmaster, Julia Adamson or one of the following links to see if any other kind soul can further assist you. Thank you.

NOT to be confused with Riverside Cemetery, Theodore, Saskatchewan

Locate a loved one at a City Cemetery - City of Regina

Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery select photos by Harold Whiteoak & Elaine Vanderwal

Virtual Saskatchewan - City of Regina - Regina Cemetery Tours

Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery (Partial) photographs by Nat Hrynuik

Regina (cemetery) subject books on Our Roots Nos Racines

Wurm-Hastings select photos of Riverside Memorial Park Headstones

Regina old cemetery, Regina military cemetery photographs by Nat Hrynuik

Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery photographs and biographies by Ron C. JOHNSTON

Regina Cemetery photographs and biographies by Ron C. JOHNSTON

NOTICE: It is the intention of this site to make cemetery photographs, biographies of people of interest and the corresponding transcription available to persons with a historical or genealogical interest in this area. There are no service charges or fees for personal use of these photographs, or transcription services and use of this site constitutes your acceptance of these Conditions of Use. These electronic pages and photographs are under copyright may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit. Persons or organizations desiring to use this material commercially, must obtain the written consent of the copyright holders and submitter: Ron C. JOHNSTON and contact Saskatchewan Gen Web Webmaster, Julia Adamson with proof of this consent.



Thank you for stopping by # 270
Web Page title: KILLOH-JohnDouglasDoug.html
URL:
copyright © Web Publish Date: Thursday, 18-Oct-2012 19:13:19 MDT All Rights Reserved
Many thanks are extended to Ron C. JOHNSTON for writing this biography from the cemetery to share online.














People of Interest, bio, life, memoir, John Douglas Killoh, Doug Killoh, Football, , tell-all chronicle, history, past, story, obituary, character sketch, profile, notable biographies, obituaries, obituary, notable persons, prominent people, People of Interest,, bio, life, memoir, John Douglas Killoh, Doug Killoh, Football, , tell-all chronicle, history, past, story, obituary, character sketch, profile, notable biographies, obituaries, obituary, notable persons, prominent people, Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery,815 Assiniboine Avenue East,NW 09-17-19 W2,City of Regina,Rural Municipality of Sherwood # 159,50 25' 33.00" N 104 33' 45.30",Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery,815 Assiniboine Avenue East,NW 09-17-19 W2,City of Regina,Rural Municipality of Sherwood # 159,50 25' 33.00" N 104 33' 45.30" W, graveyard, old cemetery Regina, genealogy, ancestor research, Ancestry Remembrance Project, Ancestor Remembrance Project, Saskatchewan, Canada, photographs of cemetery tombstone,Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery,815 Assiniboine Avenue East,NW 09-17-19 W2,City of Regina,Rural Municipality of Sherwood # 159,50 25' 33.00" N 104 33' 45.30" W, graveyard, old cemetery Regina, genealogy, ancestor research, Ancestry Remembrance Project, Ancestor Remembrance Project, Saskatchewan, Canada, photographs of cemetery tombstone Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan, Canada, Cemetery photographs, graveyard, photos, tombstones