I'm changed. I never met you and I never knew you, I didn't have to....just hearing about your untimely death made me painfully aware of how precious our days on earth really are. When I learned that you died of a heart attack in your 40's, it made me realize how stupid I've been in caring for my own heart. I'm one of those people that has normal weight, exercises, eats healthy...but regardless of how hard I try to live a healthy life, I still have high cholesterol. I've been in denial that it's a problem, I have refused to take medications for years!....until now. Because of you and your early death I went back to my Dr....got a prescription for Cholestoerol lowering meds and I take them...everyday. You might have saved my life Jeff Douglas...and even though I never met you, I love you...because in your death you are still touching lives and affecting people...just normal people like me. I won't ever forget you Jeff...your the man I never met that changed my way of thinking about how I care for my heart. You have changed me forever and for that I thank you. May you forever rest in peace and be held in God's loving arms.
Jeff Douglas, born on September 29, 1961, passed away suddenly from a massive heart attack on Sunday, June 12, 2011. Those who knew Jeff saw him as the best kind of man; kind, loving, and generous. Jeff was inspired most by his wife, Cara and his three children, Hunter, Cooper and Bridget. He cherished every minute spent with them and his many dear friends and family. Jeff was a man of integrity. Jeff and Cara recently celebrated their 20th year together and enjoyed an amazing life. Their beautiful children loved and cherished their dad. Their love for life, wealth of friends and belief that "you can do anything" is a testament to his character. Born in Fresno, CA to wonderful parents, Don and Rosemarie, Jeff attended Bullard High School with his loving sister, Elisa Douglas- O´Neill, and then USC where he graduated with a degree in business administration. Jeff was an avid tennis player and downhill skier and spent many years as a member of Fig Garden Swim and Racket Club. These are legacies he shares with his children. Jeff and Cara farmed Fuji apples in the Cuyama Valley for the first seven years of their marriage. He then turned his career to commercial real estate and has worked for Colliers International as a partner and vice president for the past 14 years. Jeff was known as a man of his word. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, on Thursday, June 16, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Belmont Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please send remembrances for the Jeff Douglas Children´s Scholarship Fund: Payable to: Cara Douglas Educational Employer´s Credit Union Account:11637362, 2222 W. Shaw Avenue, Fresno, CA 93711, Ph: 559.437.7700 Condolences may be offered by visiting whitehurstsullivan.com WHITEHURST Sullivan, Burns & Blair Funeral Home 1525 E. Saginaw Way Fresno (559)227-4048