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Doug Bjornson

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July 1, 1962 - January 29, 2022

Douglas Lawrence Bjornson was born in Lynn Lake, Manitoba on July 1, 1962, to Jonas and Annie Bjornson.


Doug grew up in Lynn Lake and completed his schooling there. In the summertime Doug enjoyed spending time at his parents’ cabin at Zed Lake. He had a passion for fishing and camping. He also had a great love of animals. Other hobbies included golfing, bowling, and watching football games. He played hockey for many years in Lynn Lake and Brandon.

Being the only boy in the family, he loved playing pranks on his four sisters. They in turn loved to pull pranks back to get even.


In 1978 Doug met Kathy Parnell and they became a couple in 1982. Doug married the love of his life Kathy on August 3, 1985, in Snow Lake, Manitoba. In 1984 Doug and Kathy moved to Brandon where Doug attended ACC taking an electrical technology course he was then employed by J&M Industries until he moved to Winnipeg after Doug and Kathy were divorced in 1998. He was employed by Shorty's Fencing for many years. He also worked with Flocor for over 20 years.


When possible, Doug loved spending time with his nieces and nephews while they were growing up.

Left to cherish his memory are his grandson Nathaniel; his sister, Elva Iwanchuk (Roger), her children, Jerry White (Geisel), Clayton White (Brandee), Jonathan Iwanchuk (Ashley), and Terryl Iwanchuk, her grandchildren, Senay, Daxton, Bowen, Delia, Wynter, Ashley; his sister, Louise Kolisnyk (Doug), her children, Brent MacDonald (Rachel), Kimberly Wales (Raymond), Michelle Rinsdorf (Josh), and Jennifer (Mike); her grandchildren, Tristan, Avery, Gracie, Parker, and Arminius; his sister, Dorothy Kowalchuk (George), her children, Rene (Dionne), Richard (Kayla), and Kellee Kowalchuk, her grandchildren, Rhiannon, Bjorn and Zarek; his sister, Robin Bjornson (Bill), her children, Tyrel Bjornson, Theran Bjornson (Ashley), and Sasha Mintuck (Anthony), her grandchildren, Kelly, Aurora, Gunner, Maddox, Luna, Jaida, Maliki and London, and many friends.


Doug was predeceased by his daughter Jamie Merasty, his father Jonas Bjornson in 1980, his mother Annie in 1998, both paternal and maternal grandparents, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.


Following a family service Doug will be laid to rest in Lynn Lake, MB. In the meantime, Doug's family kindly requests that all of his friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour his memory by watching the photo-biography above. Please, also consider sharing your own photos, memories, and stories by making use of the comment section on this page.


Rest in Peace Doug. We will love you forever.

The Beginning

by Doug Bjornson

Like flying on the wings of a bird.

Feeling the wind in your face.

Not caring what’s below you.

Your heart begins to race.

Looking up to heaven.

Ignoring the world below.

For now this is your time.

To let your emotions go.

Once in our lifetime.

That is why we try.

To be in total solitude.

Between the earth and sky.

Like flying on the wings of a bird.

We all know it’s there.

For we strive to find it.

The beginning is to care.


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