Resilience. Persistence. Determination. Ingenuity. These are qualities farmers possess, and they were required to be a successful pioneer. They also happened to be some of the founding characteristics of the Brewster family.
Douglas K. Brewster was born into a long line of Brewster men, proud of their American roots, proud to be pioneers in Saskatchewan, Canada, and proud to be farmers. Their lineage marks their contribution to the various communities—big and small—they’ve inhabited over the years. Doug grew up in Earl Grey, Saskatchewan, but the pursuit of knowledge carried him all across Saskatchewan and Alberta, as well as to other areas of Canada and the United States.
A Lucky Prairie Boy is the story of Douglas K. Brewster, a farm kid with a rich family history and a keen mind for the bigger picture. Always looking to leave people, places, and inventions better than when he found them, Doug pursued an education in business and professional accounting before starting his manufacturing, construction and farming businesses. He was just as concerned about the farming industry as a whole as he was about his neighbour’s farm and livelihood. But this story is not just about Doug. Always reflecting on the bigger picture, where his family came from to where they are now and will go in the future, Doug intricately weaves his family’s history and his ancestors’ stories throughout his own life’s narrative.
Through a gruelling but happy childhood, first and second chances at love, failed and successful business ventures, friends cherished and lost, and unexpected and ongoing health struggles, A Lucky Prairie Boy is a testament to the Brewster family.