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Obituary - Douglas-Harrison-Hoolihan Abbott

Douglas-Harrison-Hoolihan Abbott

1961 - 2008

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel - Abbott(2008)
Douglas Harrison (Hoolihan) Abbott of Medicine Hat, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, November 8, 2008 at the age of 46 years. Doug was born on December 7, 1961 in Ottawa, Ontario. At a young age, he moved with his family to Calgary where he graduated from Central Memorial High School in 1979. Following high school he attended the U of A for 3 years, studying engineering. Doug was self motivated and operated his own painting business before working for Andres' Winery in Calgary. Previously being self employed was of interest to Doug, so, with his intellect and determination, he started a business in the oil service industry with branches in Calgary and later, Medicine Hat. He was mechanically inclined and enjoyed working on his cars and go-karts. As a perfectionist, all of his 'toys' ran smoothly, including the model train sets that he set-up in great detail. He was proud of his son, Max and moved to Medicine Hat to be close to him. This was a move that proved to be beneficial for both Max and Doug. He was a fun loving man who cared deeply for his family and friends. Although a private man by nature, those who knew him will remember him for his light-hearted ways and great sense of humor. His spirit will live on in the hearts of his family including his mother, Lois (James) Abbott of Calgary and father, Harrison Douglas Hoolihan of Ottawa; his son whom he was very proud of, Max (McKinley) Keyko of Medicine Hat along with his mother, Holly; brothers and sisters, Sandy (Chris) Stephens of Calgary, David (Isabelle) Abbott of Medicine Hat, Heather (Gary) Foucault of Calgary, Daniel (Orlene) Abbott of Kelowna, Brian (Kim) Abbott of Falkland, B.C. and Linda Abbott (George) of Richmond, B.C. as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was predeceased by his maternal grandmother, Beatrice Rowson. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 - 13th Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Thursday, November 13, 2008 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and again on Friday, November 14, 2008 from 10:00 a.m to 10:55 a.m. A Celebration of Doug's life will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Barrett Scheske officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Doug's name may be made directly to the Mustard Seed, 102 11 Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 0X5.


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