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Doug Challoner

April 21, 2010

Steveston, BC


CHALLONER, Douglas John
 
Doug passed away peacefully at home in Steveston, BC on November 13, 2009 at age 62 after a gallant two-year battle with cancer. He was born in Vancouver on March 18, 1947.  
 
Throughout his life Doug was a devoted fan of softball, and for 40 years he made many significant contributions to the game in BC. He played for numerous teams as an accomplished catcher. In later years he was a tireless volunteer, coach, manager and sponsor of elite-level men’s junior and senior fastpitch teams. Doug served for several years as President of South Hill Sports Association in Vancouver. Along with his wife, Penny, he was one of the driving forces of this association. 
 
Doug will be sorely missed by his family and his many friends ¾ especially those in the ball community. A celebration of Doug’s life will take place on Sunday, April 25th at Memorial South Park (“The Hill”), located on East 41st Ave between Knight and Fraser Streets in Vancouver. Doug’s friends from the South Hill Old Boys Slopitch League will play two games dedicated to Doug (at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m.). At 12:30 p.m. there will be a brief presentation to Penny and a tribute to Doug. In the afternoon, teams from the Lower Mainland Fastball League will continue the softball action in Doug's honour.
 
Jim Johnson


TRIBUTE TO DOUG CHALLONER
 
Please join us for a softball ball park tribute to Doug Challoner this Sunday April 25, 2010 at about noon. Feel free to drop in as early as 10 am and stay all afternoon to see some softball action and visit with good softball friends.
 
Location: Just off East 41st Ave between Knight Street and Fraser Street in Vancouver, BC  604-324-6505
 
CHALLONER, Douglas John
 
  
Doug passed away peacefully at home in Steveston, BC on November 13, 2009 at age 62 after a gallant two-year battle with cancer. He was born in Vancouver on March 18, 1947.   His parents, Florence and John Challoner, predecease him. Doug leaves behind his loving wife, Penny and his children: James Douglas Challoner (Sandra), Elizabeth Jean Kimko Challoner and their mother, Bernice Reico Dye. As well, Doug is survived by his son, Jonathon Scott and Jonathon’s mother, Diane Duncan. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Cole Challoner, Tyler Challoner and Hunter Walker, as well as Penny’s children, Raymond Lachance (Lara), Jason DeRuiter (Marylou), Leisha Zeron and Holly Zeron.
 
Throughout his life Doug was a devoted fan of softball, and for 40 years he made many significant contributions to the game in BC. He played for numerous teams as an accomplished catcher. In later years he was a tireless volunteer, coach, manager and sponsor of elite-level men’s junior and senior Fastpitch teams. Doug served for several years as President of South Hill Sports Association in Vancouver. Along with Penny, he was one of the driving forces of this association. 
 
Doug will be sorely missed by his family and his many friends ¾ especially those in the ball community. A celebration of Doug’s life will take place on Sunday, April 25th at South Memorial Park (“The Hill”), located on East 41st Ave between Knight and Fraser Streets in Vancouver. Doug’s friends from the South Hill Old Boys Slo-pitch League will play two games in Doug's honour (at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m.). At 12:30 p.m. there will be a brief presentation to Penny and a tribute to Doug. In the afternoon, teams from the Lower Mainland Fastball League will continue the softball action.
 
Jim Johnson
 
More on Doug from The Inside Curve:
 
 
Bob Henning
Softball BC UIC
604-790-1166

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