Communitas members, friends, co-workers and family members gathered on the slopes of Mount Royal Sunday, March 20, 2022, to celebrate the life of Douglas Barnes. He was 62.
Dougie, as he was popularly known, passed away peacefully on January 9th, 2022. A circle, led by Indigenous Elder Tom Dearhouse, heard of how this quiet man touched the hearts of those who gathered. They included his sister, cousin and brother-in-law.
Doug was known for his striking artwork, especially of a bear and an eagle that draws from his traditional beliefs.
He will be truly missed.