Douglas Arthur Weeks


Douglas Weeks
Douglas Weeks

Douglas Arthur Weeks, age 81 of Oroville, passed away on Monday, July 13, 2015 at his home in Oroville. He was born September 30, 1933 in Wilkie, Saskatchewan, Canada to parents Arthur and Ruberta Weeks.

A hand to hold, a glove to catch, a broom to sweep and a whistle. Dad was always at the other end. Our dad will always be just a whistle away, a laugh in our hearts and ready to play the next game.

Doug ‘Coach’ Weeks, also known as a ‘Rink Rat’ from his early years playing hockey… he had a passion for sports and shared his love with Family and Friends. At the age of 18 his love of baseball took him to Florida where he tried out for the Yankees at their spring training. Shortly after that he attended Seattle Pacific University on a baseball scholarship and then attended the University of Washington where he received his Masters in Physical Education. In the early 80s he focused his athletic abilities into Curling which took him to three U.S. National Tournaments representing Washington State, one of which he and his team came in Second in the Nation. Doug is referred to by most people that know him as “Coach” from his many years coaching baseball at Oroville High School, Big Bend Community College, running the baseball camp in Oliver B.C. and coaching at a charity hockey tournament in Seattle. He not only had a great knowledge of every game but was someone who could pick up a glove, a bat or a hockey stick and show you how to do it as well.

No matter what he was doing Doug made sure there was always an aspect of fun and silliness. He never failed to have a joke ready for any occasion, usually something naughty or dirty, and was always giggling or laughing which made everyone around him join in laughing and giggling too. He loved life and he loved his family and life and his family loved him back.

We will all miss him dearly but we all have a piece of his laughter and his love inside of us which will make sure that his memory will live on forever.

Survivors include his wife, Donna Weeks; daughter, Nadeene Gosselin and husband Allen;

son, Todd Weeks and wife Stephanie; grandchildren, Emily Gosselin, Todd Goselin, Andrew Weeks and Jack Weeks.

Doug was preceded in death by his parents and brothers

No services will be held.

Bergh Funeral Service and Crematory in care of arrangements.