Douglas LeMay, 62, died on Oct. 3, 2022, at his beloved cabin. Doug was born at Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines to Liguori and Regina LeMay.

He grew up in Roseville, graduating from Ramsey High School in 1978. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of St. Thomas and his doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Minnesota.

Doug married his soulmate Lisa Gradert on July 30, 1994. They were blessed with three sons, Brian, Ben and Brandon. He enjoyed volunteering with their activities, particularly Boy Scouts and FIRST robotics.

Doug also enjoyed movies, reading, puttering around at the cabin and traveling. Doug spent nearly 20 years as a volunteer firefighter for Falcon Heights. He owned his own veterinary clinic, Family Animal Hospital, in Fridley for 20 years. He was also a certified small animal hospice provider with his own home visit practice, Pet Hospice MN. In addition, he was a staff veterinarian at Banfield Animal Hospital in Woodbury.

He was an active member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. As a father and husband, he was loving and supportive. A calm, quiet, compassionate and sensitive soul, he was very much loved. His organizational skills left a little to be desired, at least to the outside world.

Doug was preceded in death by his father Liguori, beloved dogs Thor and Angel and aunts and uncles. He will be missed by many, especially his wife, Lisa; sons Brian, Coldfoot, Alaska; Ben, Roseville; and Brandon, (partner Allie), Lebanon, New Hampshire; mother Regina; and brothers Dennis (Sue) LeMay and Dan (Ann) LeMay.

A celebration of Doug’s life was held Oct. 11 at St. Rose of Lima Church. Memorials preferred to the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (

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