Douglas Dunn 1930-2016

Douglas Burton Dunn

Douglas Burton "Burt" Dunn went to be with our Lord on the morning of December 13, 2016, in Houston, Texas at Houston Hospice.
Burt was born on March 22, 1930 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada to Howard Sidney Dunn and Audrey Pearl Dunn. His early days were spent playing hockey and football where he forged life-long friendships with his teammates. He left Montreal to study geology on a hockey scholarship at the University of Michigan and played on two NCAA National Championship teams. He began his career as an Exploration Geologist with Gulf Oil in Western Canada. In Kelowna, British Columbia he met Marjorie Louise Whitten and they married on June 4th 1960. They had three children, Douglas "Brad" Dunn of Houston, Catherine Louise Williams of Austin, Patti JoAnne Grote of Madison, Indiana, and eight grandchildren that he absolutely adored.
His career progressed with Huber Oil, then Cayuga Oil which brought him and his family to Houston from Calgary in 1975. He later worked for Coral Petroleum before becoming an independent geologist, advising on exploration prospects into his early eighties. He was an active member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologist, Houston Geological Society, and the Petroleum Club of Houston. He was a long-time member of Chaplewood United Methodist Church, the Houston Racquet Club, and an active participant in the World Oilman's Tennis Tournament.
Above all, Burt was a people-person who sincerely believed in others. Often the gregarious life of the party, he had a great sense of humor, even in his final weeks. He was a loving and exceptionally supportive husband, father, and grandfather. He loved spending time with family and friends, particularly his amazing grandchildren, at his favorite place on Lake LBJ.
Burt is preceded in death by his parents, sister Elaine Dunn Hanna, and brother-in-law Ted Elliot. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie son Brad and daughter-in-law Stacie, daughter Cathy and son-in-law Anderson Williams, daughter Patti and son-in-law Dominic Grote, and grandchildren Taylor Grote, Alison Dunn, Whit Grote, Davis Dunn, Christopher Grote, Caroline Grote, Carter Dunn, and Jack Grote. Other survivors include his older brother Donald and wife Marion, younger sister Jean Elliot, and brother-in-law Neil Hanna.

Thursday, March 16, 2017
In Memoriam