Coulson, John Douglas

December 28, 1949 – October 11, 2017
at the age of 67 years

John Douglas Coulson, 67, passed away surrounded by family on Oct. 11. Born in Bournemouth, England, he moved to Calgary in his twenties. Once he retired, he relocated to Salmon Arm and enjoyed volunteering with the theater & CSRD, gardening, cross country skiing, Probus events and working on his house & cabin. Many thanks from the family to the staff of Bastion Place for the quality care.



  1. I am saddened other of John’s passing. He was able to bring his expertise that had been part of his life in Calgary to Shuswap Theatre and to SSAC – the performing arts centre. John was also a neighbour an kept the renovations to his home’s interior private although he discussed his projects at great length. I will miss the chats we had on a regular basis over the years.

    James Bowlby

  2. I worked with John when he was involved with the non profit housing group for the City of Calgary. We had many good chats about his life in England and spent some time at social events. I was sad to learn that he became so sick and passed away too quickly. He was so happy to be retired in Salmon Arm. My condolences to his family.

    Tom S. Phillips

  3. I’m saddened to hear of John’s passing. I enjoyed his stories, insights and thoughtfulness while we were both volunteers with Shuswap Theatre. He loved the theatre and its culture and had a great eye for detail. RIP John and condolences to his family.

  4. I just found out today (Oct. 29th.) that John has passed away! He was an integral part of the committee that was formed to being a performing arts centre to Salmon Arm. He aways had great advice and a wealth of knowledge on many topics. I fully enjoyed being with him wish I had know he was not doing well so I could have spent some more time with him.
    My condolences to the family, he will be missed.

  5. Please accept my condolences in the passing of your Father. I always enjoyed our visits when we had time to share stories.


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