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Doug Blohm

Obituary

Douglas Oliver Blohm, age 71 years of Swift Current, passed away suddenly on Saturday February 22, 2020 at home. Doug was born December 8th, 1948 in Kincaid, Saskatchewan and was raised with his
four siblings on the family farm near Glenbain, Saskatchewan. He attended school in Kincaid. Doug married Coleen Woods of Vanguard, Saskatchewan on September 5, 1970 in Vanguard and they were very happily married until his passing. They built a new home in Swift Current, SK in 1975 and have resided there for the last 45 years where they raised their three sons. He was a dedicated father and husband that worked tirelessly to improve himself to make sure that his family never went without. Doug found success at everything he did but was always thinking of ways to reinvent himself. He started
as many Prairie boys did working on the family farm with his brothers and sisters, doing chores and helping neighbours which taught him the values that his name later became synonymous with. He
spent time working in the oil patch in Northern Alberta, selling insurance, long hauling cattle across Canada, and was an entrepreneur but to name a few. One of his business ventures was Beverly Hills Meats where he designed/built and operated a rabbit farm along with a federally inspected slaughter plant, processing facility, live animal operations, tannery and biology lab and created an industry to sell his product in. Doug was a pioneer that was able to follow through on his visions. He owned and operated several business ventures through the 80's and 90's and despite setbacks refused to ever give up trying. He lived the motto "where there's will there's a way". At the age of 38 Doug went back to school and earned his 4th Class Power Engineering certification and
got a start working at the Palliser Regional Care Center on a temporary part time position with the health district. He also worked for Fred Borzel Boiler repair business around southern Saskatchewan repairing and re-tubing boilers in schools, churches and other commercial buildings. He really enjoyed his new found career and managed to secure a position with Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology teaching Refrigeration/Air Conditioning, Fireman Boiler Operator and Power Engineering courses around the province. He was required to travel extensively with this new position which did not suit his young family's needs and had to give it up however he was bitten by the teaching bug. After a career as a Shift Engineer with Saskatchewan Health Services while also working full time in the maintenance department at the Cypress Hills Regional College, Doug took a job managing maintenance of a fleet of buildings around the province for the new and expanding Great Plains
Regional College. This work included essentially acting as a general contractor for the multi-million dollar renovation of the Great Plains College building in Swift Current of which he was particularly proud of. Shortly after that he retired from the maintenance manager position and was recruited to teach the
Power Engineering Program at Great Plains College. Doug had been employed for 5 years at the time of his passing as the Power Engineering Instructor. He took every success and failure personally and was always trying to improve which made him a favourite amongst his students. Doug enjoyed all things outdoors. Whether he was camping, fishing, hunting or golfing he was happiest when he was out of the house with his family. Doug's boys were his pride and joy and he would take every opportunity to share a story of their successes. Doug's legacy is the hard work ethic that he instilled in everyone that ever spent time with him. Despite working two and sometimes three jobs at a time, he still managed to find the time to spend with family and do all the normal things that a Dad is supposed to do. He would always make time to sneak out for an afternoon of fishing or change the brakes on a car. Whatever you
needed he was there. Doug's sons jokingly say that he was the original "Google search", often shocking them with an understanding of things that they had no idea he knew of. It would have taken two more lifetimes to wring all of the knowledge out of Doug. You are our hero Dad. Doug is survived by his loving wife Coleen Blohm (Woods) and his three sons: Trevor (Gemi) and children Carlos, Koen, and Brooke; Ryan (Niki) and children Mackenzie, Keegan and Emma; and Jeffrey (Megan) and children Mya and Hunter, and siblings Helene Protz (August), Dale Blohm (Sandra), Alan Blohm (Janet), and Laura Dunwald (Wayne) and step brother Lyle Dunwald. Doug is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and brothers and sisters in-law. He was predeceased by his Mother and Father, Olive and William Blohm as well as his Mother and Father in-law Grace and Buster Woods, as
well as several beloved Aunts and Uncles. The memorial service for Doug was held on Monday March 2, 2020 at 2 p.m at Walker Place in Swift Current. The service was led by family friend Ryan Pisiak with
eulogy readings by Randy Miller, Megan Blohm and Trevor Blohm. The honorary pallbearers were Melanie Kristmanson, David Woods, Brian Woods, Al Jarvis and Randy Miller as well as all of those who
shared in his life. Donations in Doug's name can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or donor's choice. Warren's Funeral Home were entrusted with the arrangements. For further information call 306-773-8831 or 1-800-267-6606 or visit our website at www.warrensfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy on the family tribute wall.
 

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Services

Celebration of Life
Monday
March 2, 2020

2:00 PM
Walker Place
2150 Walker Street
Swift Current, SK S9H 4C1

Donations

Canadian Diabetes - Saskatchewan Branch
917 A Albert Street, Regina SK S4R 2P6

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan
1738 Quebec Avenue, Unit 26, Saskatoon SK S7K 1V9

Chairty of the Donor's Choice

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