Doug passed out of this world Saturday, April 26, 2014 at home in Belcarra (Port Moody) BC with family by his side. He was born to Fred and Elsa (deceased) Houghton in Trail, BC. Always social, he arrived a month early to meet his older brother Dean (Anne) and Carla (deceased)(John). He became a big brother to Keith (Eilenna).
The family moved to Castlegar when he was 5. At school he excelled in gymnastics. He played trumpet in band and loved to ski.
At 16 he earned his private pilot’s licence and a commercial licence at 19. He worked briefly as a pilot while living in Australia after high school. Upon his return to Canada he studied Business Administration Selkirk College. He married Roxanne in 1976 and together they brought Ryan (Kim), Jessica (Dave) and Justine into the world.
He began the Current Corporation in 1986 in his basement and his business took him around the world many times.
He loved being “grandpa” to Mayanne, Megan, Connor, Chloe, Maya, Chase and Declan.
Doug lived 16 years with Carcinoid Syndrome which finally took him. To those who knew him, the cancer couldn’t slow him down till close to the end.
Rest in peace.