1947 - 2022

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel - Klein(2022)

It is with an extremely heavy heart that Michele announces the sudden passing of her dear husband, Melvyn Douglas Klein, or as he preferred, Doug, always Doug. He passed away in Bow Island on Monday, November 14, 2022, at the age of 75 years. Doug was born in Maple Creek, SK., on January 31, 1947. He met Michele Arndt in 1965, after he finished his first term at STI and they were married in Maple Creek on December 7, 1968. Doug, Michele and Heather moved to Bow Island in 1970 where they started Klein Electric. He loved his work and continued until he was tragically taken from us. Along with Michele, Doug is survived by his daughter, Heather (Micheal) Morgan (Evan, Cole and Claire); son, Aaron (Nancy) Klein (Hayley and Gabrielle); daughter, Brandi (Chris) Patterson; uncle, Wilf (Babe) Mann as well as his siblings, David, Linda, Richard, Brian, Maureen, Susan, Darcy and Vic. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so starting one hour prior to the Celebration of Doug’s Life which will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 - 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. The family requests that anyone attending the celebration, to please dress casual (jeans and tee shirts). Doug’s service will be live-streamed. If friends so desire, memorial donations in Doug’s name may be made directly to the SPCA, 55 Southwest Drive S.W., Medicine Hat, AB., T1A 8E8. Anyone who is not able to attend but wishes to be a part of the service can visit https://cooksouthland.com/live-service and select the view broadcast button on the Home Page at service time.


  1. Marilyn Weatherhead:
    Nov 16, 2022 at 11:15 PM

    Sending my heartfelt sympathies to all the Klein family, on the loss of Doug. Hugs coming your way!

  2. Dannette Morgan:
    Nov 17, 2022 at 09:52 AM

    Dear Heather,
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad.

  3. Dwayne Selvig:
    Nov 17, 2022 at 10:24 AM

    I've been so shocked and saddened after hearing about Doug. My sincere and deepest condolences to you and your family Michelle on such a tragic loss. Doug was a great guy, mentor and a friend who I'll remember always.

  4. John & Shawna Crooymans Family:
    Nov 17, 2022 at 10:40 AM

    Michele & family,
    Our condolences on the passing of Doug. May all your wonderful memories carry you through the difficult days. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Laura Gould:
    Nov 17, 2022 at 01:49 PM

    To the Klein family,
    I'm so sorry for your loss.

  6. Jacquie & Terry Doran:
    Nov 17, 2022 at 03:42 PM

    To Doug’s Family,
    Our sympathy to you all with the loss of your precious Doug. Keep your many good memories close to your heart. Take care…….Jacquie & Terry

  7. Debbie & George Poole:
    Nov 17, 2022 at 04:49 PM

    Our deepest condolences in the loss of Doug. May you hold onto wonderful memories during this difficult time.

  8. Les and Bernice Wheeler:
    Nov 17, 2022 at 04:53 PM

    Please accept our sincere condolences. Les and Bernice Wheeler

  9. Barry & Tracey Noga:
    Nov 17, 2022 at 05:45 PM

    Michele and family: We were so sorry to hear about Doug's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  10. Bruce and Carla Robertson:
    Nov 17, 2022 at 07:39 PM

    Our condolences to all the Klein family in the loss of Doug. He was always a helpful neighbour and a kind man. He be missed and remembered.

  11. Anna Staughton:
    Nov 17, 2022 at 08:55 PM

    Michele, Heather, Aaron and Brandi;
    Todd and I send our deepest sympathies to you all. There are no words that can take away the shock and the pain of losing him so suddenly. Doug was always there if we needed a hand … and we are right across the alley if you need anything . Sending our love and hugs as you grieve and amazing man . 💙

  12. Kathy Nixdorf:
    Nov 17, 2022 at 09:36 PM

    Michelle & family,
    My deepest sympathies in the loss of your dear husband, dad, grandpa & brother. My thoughts & prayers are with all of you as you mourn and remember. May those wonderful memories comfort you in the days to come.

  13. Jeanette Young:
    Nov 17, 2022 at 09:43 PM

    So very sorry to learn of Doug's passing. May precious memories give you comfort at this difficult time.

  14. Rod & Deb Nelson:
    Nov 18, 2022 at 10:31 AM

    Dear Michelle and family,
    Rod and I extend our sincere condolences to you and your family at this sad time. Doug was such a great guy and he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  15. Denis and Maureen Huppe:
    Nov 18, 2022 at 11:18 AM

    So sorry Michelle to hear of Doug’s passing. Thinking of you and your family.

  16. Dave and Karen Smith:
    Nov 18, 2022 at 01:41 PM

    Our sincere sympathy, Michele and family in your loss of Doug. He was a great friend and he will truly be missed.

  17. Brian Kerner:
    Nov 18, 2022 at 05:07 PM

    My deepest condolences at hearing of Doug's passing.

  18. Lyndon and Carol Flaig:
    Nov 18, 2022 at 06:12 PM

    Michelle and family -- our condolences to all of you. Happy memories will keep him in your hearts.

  19. Dana Schile (McMaster) & Paul Schile:
    Nov 19, 2022 at 10:56 AM

    Meeting Doug was a true blessing. He was always there whenever you needed him, day or night. He we be missed by all. Our condolences goes out to you Michele, Heather, Aaron and Brandi, including your family’s.

    Dana, Paul, Julie & Madison

  20. Ron and Elaine Mann:
    Nov 19, 2022 at 03:30 PM

    Sometimes there are no words, only thoughts from the heart! Please know how sorry we are!Sincere sympathy! Uncle Ron and Aunt Elaine.

  21. Marlene n Simon HAMMEL:
    Nov 19, 2022 at 04:01 PM

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family,

  22. Rhonda & Bill:
    Nov 19, 2022 at 04:24 PM

    Sending our sympathies to you on your loss. I have many memories of him staying with us at my parents (Uncle Ron and Aunt Elaine).

  23. Paul & Betty-Jo Schaufele:
    Nov 19, 2022 at 05:50 PM

    Michele and family: we’re saddened to hear of Doug’s passing. We’re praying for comfort, strength and peace for your family as you mourn and adjust to this abrupt change in your lives. With sympathy,
    Paul & Betty-Jo
    We enjoyed our chats with Doug while doing renovations at our house

  24. Doris Wutzke:
    Nov 19, 2022 at 06:52 PM

    Our sincere sympathies in your loss. So sad!
    Robert, Doris Wutzke & family

  25. Angela Milleker (Mann):
    Nov 20, 2022 at 05:35 PM

    We are so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. So many great memories camping and enjoying family reunions together. Our sincere condolences to Michele and family.

  26. Steve and Sonja Wikkerink:
    Nov 20, 2022 at 05:58 PM

    To Michelle, Heather, Aaron and Brandi!
    Our heartfelt condolences to all of you! Our prayers and thoughts are with you!

  27. Janice Dynes:
    Nov 21, 2022 at 01:00 PM

    Michele and Family, Bruce and I send our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family during this extremely difficult time. May you find peace and comfort in all your wonderful memories of happy times
    together. Peace be with you.

  28. Ron Paul Schaal:
    Nov 21, 2022 at 02:21 PM

    Michelle and Family,
    So sorry to hear of Doug's passing, I will be thinking about you. My condolences.

  29. Jennifer Olson:
    Nov 21, 2022 at 02:59 PM

    Michelle, Heather, Aaron, Brandi and family,

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

    I'll remember many great camping trips - trips over the hills, 5 foot high fires, jokes and the laughs had throughout the years.


  30. Mardell Thompson:
    Nov 21, 2022 at 07:05 PM

    Sincere condolences Michelle and family for your loss.

  31. Roger Ginn:
    Nov 22, 2022 at 12:06 AM

    My Condolences to Michele and family. I liked Doug, and I will miss him.

  32. Doug Mann:
    Nov 22, 2022 at 10:55 AM

    Michele and family,

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time. Doug will always be fondly remembered.

    Doug Mann

  33. Tami Kowalkowsky:
    Nov 22, 2022 at 12:25 PM

    Dear Michele, Heather, Morgan, Aaron, Brandi & Chris and the entire family,

    We are very saddened with the passing of Doug. He was indeed called early and heaven has such a lively and inspirational angel. Know we grieve with you and you are in our thoughts and prayers. Sent with much love. Tami, Alan, Tammara and Little Reme Lynn.

  34. Barb. Z. & Tony Schlachter:
    Nov 22, 2022 at 12:35 PM

    So sorry for your loss . Condolences to all the family.

  35. Gilbert Lunseth & Kathi Zeller:
    Nov 22, 2022 at 01:25 PM

    To the Klein family,
    Sorry here of Doug's passing.

  36. Barry and Delores Meier:
    Nov 22, 2022 at 08:10 PM

    Our deepest condolences to Michelle and all the family.
    It's so sad to hear of the sudden passing. Hugs to all of the family.
    He was a great family man and electrician and so eager to help us and all who needed his help. We are going to miss him.

    Barry and Delores Meier

  37. Tracy Johnson-Schile:
    Nov 24, 2022 at 08:58 AM

    So sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. Your family is in my thoughts and I hope your memories of your Dad will
    help you through the days ahead.