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James Douglas Rae

June 25, 1934 - January 24, 2024

Celebration of Life on February 3, 2024, at 10:30am at West Vancouver Baptist Church.

James Douglas Rae peacefully went to be with his Lord early Wednesday morning, January 24, 2024. After becoming a believer in his late 20s, he lived a life of faith, and his mission was to see "ALL come to a saving faith in Jesus." He led many Bible studies, even weeks before his passing.

Doug is survived by his beloved wife of 21 years, Dorothea; daughters Susan (Chuck) and Wendy (Kevin) and his daughter-in-law Heidi, as well as his son-of-the-heart Daryl (Christine), daughter-in-law-of-the-heart Patty; eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Doug was a graduate of Magee Secondary School in Vancouver and the University of British Columbia. He followed in the footsteps of his grandfather and father and served as president of Rae-Son Ltd., their footwear firm that first started selling shoes in Vancouver in 1897.

Doug was also an artist who started painting after receiving a starter gift set of oils as a teenager. His last exhibition on the North Shore was called "Reflecting God's Creation."

He travelled extensively and had many stories to share from his mission trips around the world. In the 2000s, he became a Board member of Linwood House Ministries and embraced the work and heart of the Linwood House family.

This service will be available on our website starting at 10am see WATCH NOW and on our YouTube Channel on the website home page.

A Celebration of Life will be held at

West Vancouver Baptist Church
450 Mathers Ave,
West Vancouver

Saturday, February 3 at 10:30am.