Doc Harold James Forbes
Doc was born Harold James Forbes in Brandon Manitoba on August 16, 1946, to James & Mary (Hutchison) Forbes. Doc was the 2nd oldest of 4 boys. In 1963 Doc joined the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI). Doc remained with the PPCLI until 1974, he served in Canada, Germany, and Cyprus and made many lifelong friendships during his service.
On May 10, 1975, Doc met his first wife Phyllis Fitkowski and their connection was instant. 10 days later on May 20th, 1975, they were married in Calgary Alberta. In 1979 Doc and Phyllis found the town that would become home when they moved to Faro Yukon where Doc worked at the mine and Phylis worked janitorial at the school. When the mine closed in 1982, they moved south to Ridgedale Saskatchewan they enjoyed their time there close to family, however as soon as the mine reopened a couple years later, they returned to Faro the town they had grown to love. Doc and Phyllis remained married until Phyllis passed away in 2009. Doc remained in Faro until 2011 when he moved to Whitehorse.
In 2011 Doc met and fell in love with Mable Walter. In 2012 they moved to Sundre Alberta to be close to their family in Alberta. Doc and Mable were married on July 13, 2013, in Sundre. In July 2021 they returned to the Yukon when they moved to Whitehorse. Doc and Mable were together until Doc passed away.
Doc was predeceased by his parents, his eldest brother Jack Forbes, and first wife Phyllis.
Doc is survived by his 2 younger brothers Murray (Marilyn) Forbes and Ken (Mary Sue) Forbes, wife Mable, son Josh (Cate) Forbes, daughter Naomi (James) MacDonald, granddaughter Courtney (Tyler) Dunn, grandson Brendan Forbes, Niece Pamela Fitkowski Stone, Nephew Colin Duff, Nephew John Forbes, as well as many extended family and friends.
The Family would like to thank the amazing continuing care staff at Whistle Bend Place care facility with caring, compassion, laughter and love they turned a location into a home, Doc truly enjoyed his time there, he counted the staff among his friends.
Doc will be laid to rest on October 1, 2022, in Faro Yukon.
There will be a graveside service for him.