Saturday, January 24th
Wadena Community Legion Hall
Doug Weinhandl was born in Kelvington, Sask., on November 12, 1956. He was the youngest of four boys born to George and Marian Weinhandl. Although times were tough on the farm there was never a lack of love, joy and support. As a young boy, Doug loved being on the farm and everything that came with it. Along with his brothers, he could always be found building snow forts, caring for the animals, working with their dad, and they never seemed to need entertaining. He attended school at Kelvington and Lintlaw where he was actively involved in sports, such as curling and baseball. After graduating high school, Doug took a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Europe with David Humeny. Upon his return, he started his lifelong career with the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool where he dedicated 38 years. During this time, he lived in Young, Saskatoon, Kindersley, Colonsay, Mozart, Quill Lake and Wadena. Even after the passing of time and the moving from place to place, his genuine personality created many lasting friendships. He died as he lived, everyone's friend. In true form, even after retirement Doug had to stay busy. He took a job with Glenwood RV in Saskatoon where he took great pride as an RV technician. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, quadding, curling, snowmobiling and camping. Although semi-retired Doug and Leslie still found time to go on many trips like Las Vegas, Puerto Vallarta, Radium Hot Springs, and on several camping and fishing weekends with the kids. We remember as children that although he was busy, Dad was never too busy to run us all over the province for sports. He always made time to build forts, take us hunting, and spend time at the lake. He instilled in us a core value system that defined who he was, and that was a man who kept promises and honoured commitment. He was a man of integrity. Anyone who knew Doug knew he was a caring, selfless and sincere man. He would never hesitate to put family and friends before himself. Doug will always be in our thoughts and even more in our hearts. Doug passed away peacefully early Monday morning, January 19, 2015, with family by his side. He was predeceased by his father George and his infant brother. He is survived by his mother Marian; his partner Leslie Frey; his children, Steven (Chantel), Kailey (Graham), Jordan (Miranda), and grandsons, Mason and Aaden; brothers, Allen (Karoyle), Garth (Laurel), David (Nancy), Uncle Lorence and Aunt Mildred Weinhandl; Aunts Audrey Hopkins, Audrey Gasser and Ruth Enright, numerous nieces and nephews; and Leslie's family, Carleen, Jessica (Jason and Lilian), and Travis.