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Douglas McKinnon (Doug) Yardley  

October 5, 2022

After a brave battle died peacefully on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at Christchurch Public Hospital, aged 74.  Loved and loving husband of Linda Buglass.  Loved and respected father and father-in-law of Matthew and Kiki, and Nathan.  A much loved stepfather of Stacey, Jason, and Brendon.  A fantastic grandad of Finn, Milly, Franco, and Bowie.  Messages to 64 Kaniere Road, Hokitika 7811, or can be left on Doug’s tribute page at  Flowers respectfully declined but donations to the West Coast branch of the Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be made at the service.  A memorial service for Doug will be held at the Hokitika Chartered Club, 42 Hamilton Street, Hokitika, on Friday October 14, commencing at 1 pm. 


  1. Michelle

    Condolences to Linda and family
    Johnny and Michelle

  2. Sheryl Locke

    Sending condolences to Linda and families. A really good guy gone too soon. If you needed a hand he was there.
    RIP Doug, I’ll have a beer for you.

  3. Raylene

    Sending my heartfelt condolences Linda. Xx

  4. Colleen Astwood

    Condolences to you Linda on your loss….Colleen Astwood nee Blair

  5. Neeltje

    Sending my love and condolances Linda and family.
    Wishing you strength and lots of support.

    • Suzanne Stuart

      So sorry on your loss Linda. Big hugs. Xx

      • Julie & Rob Wilkinson

        We’ll miss you Doug. I know Rob will miss taking the mickey. You rest easy. Much love to you Linda and family ♥️

  6. Robyne Bryant

    Sending much love and condolences to you Linda and the whanau

  7. Diane & John Craig

    So very sorry for your loss Linda.

  8. Yvonne & John Vroblfski

    Heart felt condolences Linda and families. Doug was a great guy gone too soon and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. RIP

  9. Liz and Kyle Scott

    Hi Linda and family
    So sorry to see the passing of Doug. He will be sadly missed by all.
    Thinking of you all at this very sad time.

  10. Wendy O’DEA

    Linda I’m very sorry to hear the sad news of Doug’s passing. Doug was a caring and fun man to be around and will be missed.
    Rest In Peace Dougie.

  11. Wendy, Dennis, Tayla and Teagan Cadigan

    We are so very sorry to hear of your loss Linda. Thinking of you and your family at this sad time.

  12. Ann Bradley

    My condolences to Linda and family. So sorry to hear of Doug’s passing.

  13. Meg Davies

    I have listened to everyone of your love and stories. So many things made me really smile, The mention of his family love, his pride and happiness with Linda and family, the mention of his smile and all his antics. Doug is my youngest Uncle and the most loved by us all. He especially loved his nephews and had many wild drinking nights. I have found it extremely upsetting not to be able to attend as he was always there for all of us (his brother David’s family). We didnt see him much while he was in Cairns, I was lucky to see him, Matthew and Nathan when I went there back in the 1990’s. Linda, all family and good friends, sending you much and many thoughts xx


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