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James Rae&nbsp(Douglas)

James Douglas Rae peacefully went to be with his Lord early Wednesday morning, Jan. 24, 2024. After becoming a believer in his late 20’s, 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; his 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, 11 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 traveled extensively and had many stories to share from his mission trips around the world. In the 2000’s, he became a Board member of Linwood House Ministries and embraced the work and heart of the Linwood House family.

A Celebration of Life will be held at West Vancouver Baptist Church located at 450 Mathers Ave, West Vancouver on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 10:30am.

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