Douglas Klarenbach


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Doug Klarenbach (Cousins) at 64 years of age in Sherwood Park, on September 7th, 2023.

Doug was born in Saskatoon, SK on November 25th, 1958. He moved to Sherwood Park in 1971. Doug was a caring son, brother, uncle, great-uncle, cousin, nephew, co-worker, and friend. He was quiet, yet fiercely
protective of his family, especially when it came to his sisters’ potential suitors. He loved the outdoors, golfing, hunting, and passing on those (and many more) skills to his
nephews. He was always willing to help anyone, and his landscaping and carpentry skills were utilized and appreciated by many.

Doug is survived by his mother, Gloria, and his siblings, Pam (Gary) Pilz, Karen Wells, Darilynne Klarenbach (John), Darci Klarenbach (son Ashton), Lori Klarenbach (Dale), and Dustin Klarenbach, along with Carmen Toker (best friend), many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father and youngest brother, Joel.

A service in Loving Memory of Doug will be held on Wednesday, September 20th, 2023 from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. at Whitecroft Community Hall, #314 – 52313 Range Road 232, in Sherwood Park.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to your charity of choice.

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Terry Birkholz

Doug was always my best companion and confident as I made my way through my Guiding and Outfitting life in Alberta. He worked EVERY fall for me from approx. 1985 through 2006. He became an expert in whitetail deer and moose. Then, he came out for a summer and helped me on my feet building a house out on Vancouver Island. I had not seen him for several years now, but I thought of him and missed him alot. Doug was very uplifting and such a reasonable voice to have near. It was a tough blow to both my wife Sylvia and I when we heard you were gone buddy. Rest in Peace, and Condolences to your entire family. If there is a video of the Ceremony, I would like to see it.

Don Carey

Doug was one of my best friends since high school. I enjoyed his many words of wisdom, and sound advice. I spent many nights at the Klarenbach house and always felt welcome. Must have played 100 games of Caps. Even though I haven’t seen Doug for about 15 years, he was always in my thoughts. My condolences to the Klarenbach family and friends. Very sorry I was unable to make the ceremony.

Ron Boschetti

Doug was a great friend to me.He found an adventure in every day and took the time to enjoy them.Doug was kind and often put others needs in front of his own.What made Doug special was his ability to make a person look at life a little bit differently, a little bit better.

Dawn Smith

I’m so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. He was a longtime best friend of my brother, Dean (before his passing in 2007). I have fond memories of Doug’s tales of his adventures while sitting around the campfire at Dean’s place. Doug led a full life and I’m happy to have known him.

Amanda and Glenn Prosko

I didn’t really know Doug well but, in recent years, I had the opportunity to build a deck with him and hang out with him at Auntie Dot’s. He was kind, quiet, intelligent and friendly and a calming influence. I’m glad I had the chance to know him better.

I know you will all miss him and my heart goes out to you as you grieve this great loss. Your family is so dear to us. Know that you are in our thoughts xo