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DR. DOUGLAS W. KINLEY (published on September 13, 2008)

DR. DOUGLAS W. KINLEY Peacefully, while taking a nap at his daughter's home in Toronto, Douglas Walter Kinley passed away September 10, 2008 at the age of 58 years. We are left with a giant hole in our lives, for he was a great and gentle man in so many ways. For his wife of 31 years, Janet, he was best friend, soulmate, counsel, confidante, humourist and champion. For the joy of his life, daughter Kathryn, he was protector, mentor, role model, partner-in-crime, inspiration, coach to do her best and cheerleader. For his siblings, sister Ethel (Paul) Campbell, Alan (Brenda), Bob and Bill (Kari) and nieces and nephews, extended family, mother-in-law Ruby Roe, brother-in-law Tim (Joan) Roe, father-in-law George (Daune) Roe and many friends, he was a steadfast supporter, organizer of events, health advisor, giver of free advice, advocate, teller of so many stories and someone they could count on. For the nursing profession and health care facilities that he worked in, he was a leader and someone dedicated to the professionalism of nursing and, above all, patient care. He graduated from the Winnipeg General Hospital (now Health Sciences Centre) School of Nursing (RN), University of Saskatchewan (BN), University of Toronto (MScN) and Nova Southeastern University (PhD). In 1988 he was elected President of the Manitoba Association of Registered Nurses and served that organization in many ways. In his career (which included outpost nurse, burn ward nurse, nurse educator (RN and ICU), Health Sciences Centre School of Nursing Director and hospital administrator) his last post was as Facility Director of Portage District General Hospital up to 2002. For those who needed a hand, such as newcomers to Canada, he was a strong advocate, friend and fighter against injustice. He was courageous in the face of tremendous health challenges - even his most recent diagnosis of cancer didn't stop him from living every day to the fullest, helping others (in particular his mother-in-law, Ruby Roe, who is also battling cancer) and travelling. On Tuesday, September 2, with his mother-in-law in tow (both in wheelchairs), he travelled to Toronto to take in the Toronto International Film Festival (an annual tradition with daughter Kathryn). They had a blast. Now, he is at peace. No more pain, needles and medication. Rest well, Doug. We love you so much. We hope you are having a great party with your Mom and Dad (Shirley and Ross Kinley), Auntie Erma and Uncle Leo Wesloski and nephew Glen Campbell. After a private interment, a Service of Remembrance will be held on Friday, September 19, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Sturgeon Creek United Church, 207 Thompson Drive, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 3E2 (832-1000). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba, Inc., 95 Ellen Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 1S8 (943-8765), his last volunteer work.

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