May 3, 1949 – April 27, 2016
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Douglas Corrigal, age 66, beloved husband of Debbi Gola. Doug passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday April 27, 2016 at the Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, SK. He was born on May 3, 1949 in Prince Albert, to Anne (Corrigal) Deschner and Ross Corrigal. Doug grew up in Prince Albert, SK. He graduated from Prince Albert Technical High School with top honors in Drafting. After high school he worked for Webb Surveys in Saskatoon, SK. Doug's love of architecture and building led him to pursue his interest in carpentry and over a period of years he obtained his Journeyman's Certificate in Carpentry. He also continued to develop his drafting skills and over the years had drawn the blueprints for many new homes in the Prince Albert area.
At the age of 20 he began his employment with the Government of Saskatchewan working for the Department of Northern Saskatchewan as a draftsman. As his career continued, he became a contract administrator with DNS. When DNS transformed into the Saskatchewan Housing Corporation, Doug became a building inspector and travelled throughout Northern Saskatchewan. In 1999 Doug took early retirement after 32 years of service. Before Doug retired he developed an interest in wood turning so he built his own lathe and taught himself how to turn. He carried on his interest in wood by learning to carve. Doug was a founding member of the Prince Albert Wood Turner's Guild and a member of the Hub City Turners in Saskatoon. By following his passion to create works of art in wood he not only gained many lifelong friends, he was also privileged to receive many awards for his work. Doug's works of art are housed in collections not only in Prince Albert, but internationally. He was a very artistic, creative and highly talented man who was always willing to share his knowledge, workshop and tools with others. Along with his passion for wood turning, Doug also enjoyed restoring old cars and trucks. He loved spending time with his family and was always willing to help friends or family when needed. Douglas is survived by his wife, Debbi Gola; his daughter, Susan (Michael) Klassen; his brothers, Brian (Shirley) Corrigal and Terry (Janet) Corrigal; his sisters Wendy Corrigal, Brenda Corrigal and Bev Corrigal; mother-in-law, Mary Gola; sisters-in-law: Valerie MacDougall, Michelle Gola (Darren Breckenridge) and his faithful pet companions, Molly and Zoe. He is also survived by his loving nieces and nephews: Scott Corrigal, Laura Corrigal, Alyson Corrigal, Delina (Darwin) McLean, Tracey Corrigal, Alyssa Corrigal, Kenny Corrigal, Tamara Gola, Adam Gola, Samantha Breckenridge and several great-nieces and nephews; his extended family: Nora Aydt (Doug's second Mom), Tom (Linda) Aydt, his god children, Jon and Meghan Aydt and Jon's wife, Rachel. Doug was predeceased in death by his parents, Ross Corrigal and Anne (Corrigal) Deschner; sister-in-law, Shirley Corrigal; brother Greg Corrigal, and pet companions, JoJo and Martha. A celebration of Doug's life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 6, 2016 at Gray's Funeral Chapel, 575 – 28th Street West, Prince Albert, SK with Pastor Dennis Serfas officiating. Interment will be held at Prince Albert Memorial Gardens. It is the family’s request that those wishing to place memorials may do so to the Prince Albert SPCA or the Royal University Hospital Compassionate Services. Our heartfelt thanks to the 5th and 6th floor nurses at Prince Albert Victoria Hospital, the doctors and nurses in ICU and the 6th floor of the Royal University Hospital. The family also wishes to acknowledge and thank Dr. Lalita and Dr. Tilak Malhotra for their care and compassion. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.grays.ca. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Gray's Funeral Chapel, (306-922-4729).
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