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Old 07-19-2004, 03:43 PM
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Hang in there Doug, there's more races to win.
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Old 07-24-2004, 04:45 AM
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I have spent the last few nights with Doug & Leeanne.

They have cutoff some off the drugs to bring him around into a coherent state. He gave somewhat of a response when Leeanne called his name. He would try to open his yes, or move his eyebrows, but he was still very much out of it... With his kidneys not in full operation, it is taking a real long time to come off the drugs. Hopefully they can get him to come around today. Leeanne desparately needs to ask him what he would like to do.
He originally went in for his routine check, and from there, some errors have been made. Unfortunately, because of these errors, Doug has not been able to receive his Kemo in a month. They have been trying to deal with the damage that has occurred.
I am sure Leeanne will get around to the details, and will let you know what took place. As of right now, it is not the cancer that is looking to take Doug away from us.
Because he is still responding, we know his mind is still there fighting.
With that alone, Leeanne had decided to give him the chance to overcome the new obstacles. We know that much about Doug. He would want to fight to the very end, and if there is any last thing to try, he would want that...
He doesn't have the word "quit" in his vocabulary.

God bless you Doug!
We are all here for you.......
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I will stop by the church and say a prayer for him this morning before I start to work on the boat.
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Doug and Leeane: We're all right beside you on this one, like we have been all along. All the best.
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I have received confirmation from Leeanne of Doug's passing.

"Doug passed away at 11:05 PM, Tuesday, July 27. After he is cremated a memorial service will be held. I'll let you know the details in a few days.

Thanks for all your encouragement and concern during this time.

Leeanne"


The Offshore Community has lost yet another incredible icon.

Doug has taught me many things over the years.
As often as time allowed, we would work together in the Dyno room. I'd give a hand here and there with rigging, and many years back I would do all his glass work for him. I enjoyed the times working side by side with him. His ideas seemed endless.
The most notable time was when he & I finished the "new design" Cheetah Cat just a few days before the World Championships in Key West, and the boat walked away with the Championship in Stock Class that year.

Doug, I will cherish the times we spent. I am sure you are already rigging a one of the largest Skaters for the "BIG GUY" up in the sky....

God Bless You!

We will meet again......

You will be missed and not forgotten...
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RIP, Doug fought long and hard.
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I'm so sorry to hear this, I really believed he would come through. It wasn't because he didn't fight though. My thoughts and prayers are with Leeanne and the rest of hers and Doug's family.
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Our thoughts are with his family and friends.
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Am at a complete loss for words here; Doug was Brilliant, Hardworking and very Disciplined anytime someone of his caliber leaves it is a sad day indeed...
Doug and Tim Sharkey came down to my shop in the early 90ís Good times we made the race and Won the WC...

Rest in Peace Doug and God Bless...
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At Mark Lavin's grave, a marker has an inscription that reads :

The battle over,

the valiant effort complete,

The warrior rests......



These words have been going around in my head for the last few hours.

They apply to Doug as well.

God speed my friend.

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