Robert MacQueen
Robert MacQueen

Obituary of Robert Douglas MacQueen

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 Doug was born to Clarence and Lenora MacQueen on June 17, 1950 in Sydney, Nova Scotia, where he grew up and attended school, he joined the RCMP in 1970. While posted in Saskatchewan he married Judy in 1973 and in 1974 they were blessed with twins.

Doug was transferred back to Nova Scotia where he and Judy, his wife of over 50 years, raised their boys.


Doug retired from the RCMP in Sydney in 1995 after serving 25 years.

They later moved to Calgary to be closer to their grandchildren but moved again to Ladysmith BC where they enjoyed Island life and operated a yacht club in Maple Bay. After living on the Island, RV life was their next adventure, Doug and Judy ran a number of large RV Resorts and enjoyed full time RVing throughout Canada and the USA. They finally retired from Fairmont Hot Springs Resort and later settled in Canbrook.


Doug suffered from heart and lung illness for a number of years and passed away at home on Monday, March 18, 2024.


Doug is survived by his wife Judy and twin sons Richard (Britta), Jeff (Gael), granddaughter Jessica, grandson Callum, step grandson Tom, and step-grandaughter Tara.


Sister-in-law Ruth (Rob) Jameson, their children Amber and Ryan and their children;  his brother in law Charles (Sandra) Morley and their daughter Nicole Morley, and by his only sister Carolyn Pynn (nee MacQueen), and cousins Russell and Warren Crooks and many friends.


Doug wished for cremation and no services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.


Our family wish to thank the Paramedics and Fire Dept of Cranbrook for their help on Monday, and a special thank you to Dr. William Brown and the Hospital and Home care Dept of Invermere. Dr. Erin Sawatsky, and Kim Shatford, RN, of the Heart Foundation Clinic in Cranbrook. Their care was endless and gave us time to share with Doug.


Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Services in Cranbrook, British Columbia.

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