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Douglas Lorne McLellan

December 27, 2020

Posted by:
Terence Rothwell

Diane, Michael & Family – My deepest sympathies go to you. As the many notes of condolence show, Doug was a man of humor, family, and community. We all had so much fun with him – at meetings, get-togethers or just talking over the back fence. But Doug was also much more than that: he was the guy you wanted in your corner when the challenge was the greatest. Our little Township of Arthur was under siege in March of 1989, and I will never forget Doug’s contribution of long hours of work (and persuasive lobbying) that summer, and his indefatigable spirit. He carried a lot of us, who were by then so tired, across the finish line. RIP big guy – the farmland in heaven is now in good hands. TM

Posted by:
Sue DeBartolo

I was deeply saddened by the passing of Doug we played Euchre and had so much fun. He was a wonderful person made me laugh all the time always smiling he will be missed.

Posted by:
Ross Chaulk

I had the pleasure to sit on the Township of Wellington North recreation committee with Doug. Doug was a straight shooter and was always willing to tell you the way it was. He was a cornerstone of the community and will be missed. There will be angels playing euchre with Doug.

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Crystal & Chris

Sorry to hear about Doug’s passing. Our condolences Diane and family. Chris & Crystal Seifried

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Carol Yerxa

So sorry to hear about Doug, I will remember him with that big smile of his and his great sense of humour . Love to you Diane xoxo Carol & Lorrie Yerxa

Posted by:
Dustin Brown

Dear Diane and family, We were so saddened to hear of Doug's passing. He was such a kind hearted man and I have fond memories of him as a shy youngster and you were both a pleasure to see and work with in recent years. His sense of humour and warm personality always shone through. We hope the comfort of family and friends along with fond memories will help you through this difficult time. Our sincere condolences from the Brown family.

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Doug & Amy Gettleson

We are so sorry for your loss. Sending our thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this difficult time.

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Rick & Judy

So sad to hear of Doug's sudden passing, the world has truly lost one of its greatest salesmen & nicest people this week, Diane our thoughts are with you & Mike during these tough times. Take Care guys.

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Doug and Wilma McLean

Dear Diane and family. We were so saddened to hear the news of Dougs passing. He was a back room staple on Fridays at our hardware store. We, along with many other will miss him very much. Our sincerest condolences . Doug and Wilma

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Tony and Betty

Dear Diane - Our condolences on the passing of Doug. I wish we could be with you at this time, but you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We have great memories of Doug stopping and telling us about his shuffleboard game. We will always remember having a good laugh and fun with you and Doug at Hunter's Run. Hugs and prayers.

Posted by:
Mervin Lichty

Dear Diane, Michael and family, My condolences and I am so sorry for your loss. May God give you strength today and in the days ahead. Doug always knew how to bring a smile and depth to any conversation. There was no one exactly like him, a kind loving man with a great heart. As I pondered the sad news many fond memories of working with Doug flooded over me. Here are a few of them. Many years ago two young men met by what seemed to be by design and not merely by chance. Both ambitious and not completely settled in our current jobs dreaming of what could be. We may never know for certain yet possibly this may have what brought us together. Doug’s vision for what could be accomplished if he could get a job with MDL Doors and it’s founders vision blended and changed the company and the fenestration industry. Doug’s dedication brought great success to all at MDL. I am and have been one of the many whose lives have been touched by this amazing man. Respect, dedication and care for his family, friends, customers and employer to name a few. Going down memory lane brought back many great memories of our days working together. Rest In Peace Doug Mervin Lichty

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Ron and Nancy Harper

Dear Diane, Michael and family. Saddened by your sudden loss. Doug will be missed by all 4 generations of Harpers. He was one of the fun relatives. Keeping everyone in our prayers. Ron and Nancy

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Paula Solway

Dear Diane and family you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Jim and Paula

Posted by:
Wendy Crone

Doug was a great person. I knew him as a salesperson for MDL Doors, however he was so much more than an ordinary salesperson. Likely over 25 years during my time at Switzer Tim-br Mart in Orillia, Stewart Tim-br Mart in Mount Forest and Elmvale Home Building Centre in Elmvale. Always enjoyed chatting with him, and seeing him at all the buying shows. I will miss him.

Posted by:
Bob and Joan Wilson

Diane,Michael and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. . Doug was a good friend and a very respected as a County Councillor. Blessings to all !

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Terry A Dedman

Dear Diane, Michael and family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Doug was such a wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Dave and Terry Dedman

Posted by:
Darlene McLellan

Dear Diane, Michael and family Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Darlene & Kyle McLellan

Posted by:
Mary & Vern Heise

Dear Diane and family, our hearts are deeply saddened on the sudden passing of Doug. May the Lord gather you in His arms, and hold you close to His heart with love and healing, as you go through the tremendous loss of your husband and best friend, dad and grandpa. Doug’s love for his family and community came through in the many times he shared stories. While working with Doug at MDL Doors for 23 years, the “Salesman dedication” shone as he served so many Dealers. He was a great guy, going above and beyond many times. With our deepest sympathy, Mary & Vern Heise

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Terry and Jen Hoehn

Diane, Michael and family. Our sincerest condolences on the passing of Doug. Such a wonderful man with a big heart and he played an important role in so many peoples lives and was such a big part of the community. Sending hugs to all of you.

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Melanie Stevens

Doug, he was one of a kind. Great hockey coach and friend. He always brought a smile to my face and he will be missed. Diane and Mike - thinking of you guys during this difficult time.

Posted by:
Marg Miller

To Doug's Family our sincere condolences, he was an awesome guy who we enjoyed his regular visits to our shop at D & D Glass, he will certainly be missed by many who knew him. May he rest in piece.

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Earl & Marie Randall

Dear Diane, Micheal & family & friends. We were shocked to hear of Doug's passing. Our sincere sympathy to all & know you are in our prayers. Doug was an exceptional man . He'll be missed by many. Earl & Marie Randall

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Mona Jessome

Diane and family, we are sorry for your loss. Doug will be remembered as a kind and friendly man who never forgot his friends. A friend was someone he hadn't met yet. After we moved away he would often brighten my day when he would drop in at work for a quick coffee and fill me in on your family. May all your happy memories help you through the days ahead. Mike and Mona Jessome

Posted by:
Brad and Cathy

So many fond memories (mostly hockey) of being with Doug. Such a great guy who was always there to help and support whoever need it. He has left us far too early and will be greatly missed.

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Jim and Mary Lou Fairles

To Dianne and family our sincerest condolences. Doug was one of the first to befriend us when we moved to Mount Forest and dragged me to a Kinsmen meeting - such great times and friendships.. such a kind and dedicated guy and will be missed. If there is anything we can do - please do not hesitate to call! Jim and Mary Lou.

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Karen Coburn

Dear Diane, Michael and family, Doug was a friend to all, big smile, big hello, big heart. We are thinking of you and sending hugs. "The beauty of a life well lived is that it is never forgotten" Sincerely, Karen and Jeff

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Barry & Thelma Rawn

Our deepest sympathy to you all. Doug was a sincere and fun loving guy, and a friend to many. Barry & Thelma Rawn

Posted by:
Lois Amos-Herter

Diane and Michael and family, my sincerest sympathies on the loss of a wonderful husband, dad, grandpa and uncle. Doug was a wonderful man and I remember the Kinsmen days, working with Doug while he was on Council and enjoying his friendship when he participated in the Home Hardware shows at the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex. He will be truly missed. Blessings, Lois Amos-Herter and family.

Posted by:
John & Janet Moore

Diane. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Such a shock to us.

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Janet Freiburger

Dear Diane & family......we are saddened by Doug’s sudden & unexpected passing. Doug was a great guy who will be missed big time in our community. Our heartfelt sympathy during this sad & difficult time. Hugs! Norm & Janet Freiburger

Posted by:
Mike Jongkind

Diane, Mike & Family, Sincerest condolences for your loss. Doug was a great man and will be sorely missed. Doug was so great to all of Mike's friends, and the community in general. He was always friendly, engaging, and funny...man, was he funny. Thinking of you, Mike

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Terry & Brenda Tubman

Dear Diane, Our sincere condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Terry & Brenda Tubman

Posted by:
Sharon Wilson

Diane, Michael and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. Big Doug was a friend to so many, his unique laugh will be remembered as well as his ready smile for all. RIP Doug

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Mary Lou & Paul Bolen

Dear Diane ,Michael ,Meghan and Family. We were so saddened to hear of your loss of Doug. He was a great guy and will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you at this sad time. Love Mary Lou and Paul

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Krista Nesbit

Diane and family. I was saddened to hear of Dougs passing. Working with him at MDL Doors for years was always a great time when he was in the office. Nicknames for all the girls and a huge smile on his face was his trademark. He will be missed by many. My deepest sympathies at this difficult time.

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Carm & Florence

Dianne and Family It was quite a shock to hear about Doug. Hoping that after Covid, I would be able to talk to him during the break at Senior's Euchre and get caught up with all the news of the world, Mount Forest in particular. We are sure he will be missed in the community. Sympathy is extended from Carm & Florence Noble

Posted by:
Ben and Wilma Farlow

Diane and family, we were so sorry to hear of Doug's passing and would like to extend our Heartfelt Condolences. Ben and Wilma Farlow

Posted by:
Sheryl & Bryan Elliston

Dear Diane, and Michael & your family, There are no words to express how deeply sorry we are about Doug's passing. His smile was the best. May you feel the Lord's loving arms around you at this unfathomable time. Holding you close in ours thoughts and prayers. Hugs!! Sheryl & Bryan

Posted by:
Dale & Doris Henry

Our sincere condolences to all of Doug’s family. He will be missed by many. Dale & Doris Henry

Posted by:
Linda and Wayne Preston

Very sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. Thinking about you all at this difficult time.

Posted by:
Bob and Aletha McArthur

We're thinking of you Diane and we send our condolences. Regards from Aletha and Bob McArthur

Posted by:
Andrea Varallo

Our heart goes out to you after this sudden loss. You’re in our thoughts and prayers. The Varallo Family

Posted by:
Smokey Golden

I was very sorry to hear of Doug's passing...He was just into our store here in Miller Lake a few weeks ago and we had one of our "visits"...that could involve any number of topics. Doug was one of the last "great" salesmen, who knew the value of building relationships and was respected and liked across the board. His love for his family and extended family was obvious. He will be missed by many. Smokey Golden

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Mary-Anne Markle

Dear Diane, Michael and family, II am so sorry to hear this sad news, and my heart goes out to all of you. Fond memories of the boys In hockey with Coach Doug, great times together and his jolly laugh will always be remembered. Hugs and prayers, Mary-Anne

Posted by:
Lynn Reeves

So very sorry for your loss. Doug was a great friend of Dads' who so enjoyed their day trips together. Oh to have been a fly in the back seat listening to those conversations! Not to mention all the fun times during the Kinsmen times. So many memories.......my deepest sympathy to you and your family. "Gone from your sight but never from your heart".

Posted by:
Amanda Hoffman

Mike,Diane & family. I'm so so sorry to hear about your dad. He was one of the nicest men I've ever met. Always good to us at high school pool parties. He is absolutely looking down and watching you all beaming with pride. My heart is with you all Amanda

Posted by:
Gord and Mary MacEachern

Our deepest condolences Dianne and family. Doug will be missed in the community.

Posted by:
Bryan Jorgensen

So sorry to hear about Doug. Always enjoyed visiting with him on his daily walks around Hunters Run. You are in our thoughts and prayers Diane. Bryan and Andrea Jorgensen

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Marion and Ray Parker

Diane there are no words to express your loss. Doug will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Marion and Ray.

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Boni & Russ

Dear Dianne & Family Our deepest condolences . Doug loved Florida, especially “Shuffleboard”. He will be missed. Take Good Care. Boni & Russ

Posted by:
Christine Orr

My deepest condolences Diane and family.

Posted by:
Joe & Katheryn Meyer

Diane, so sorry to hear this news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Joe & Katheryn Meyer

Posted by:
Bart Penwarden

Diane, Michael and family. So sorry for your loss. I've many fond memories of Doug as I was growing up and through out my life. Truly one of the nicest people I've known. My condolences to all of you. RIP Big Doug!

Posted by:
PJ McLellan Shaw

Our sincere condolences to all of Doug’s beloved family. He brought joy to many with his stories and his smile; and, enriched his community as a volunteer and an elected official. May your favourite memories help you at this very difficult time. Sincerely, Mary McLellan, Patti-Jo McLellan and Jim Shaw

Posted by:
Lori & Alex MacMillan

Diane, Mike and family so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. He will be truly missed. He was such a wonderful kind person. Hugs to all.

Posted by:
Linda Brenner

Dear Dianne, Michael and family! Out hearts are broken with the news of Doug’s passing. Doug was a wonderful friend to all that were lucky to have had the opportunity to call him a friend over the years. He touched so many lives and will be missed greatly. Our heartfelt condolences to you all. May the many lovely tributes for Doug, bring you comfort in knowing that he was loved and will be missed by many. We will cherish our memories of Doug forever. Hugs, Linda & Jerry Brenner

Posted by:
Pat and Patsy Kelly

Dianne, Michael and family, we are sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Doug. He was always good for a smile and a chuckle.

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Stephen S&M Dineen Farms Inc Dineen

Diane, Michael and family, There simply are no words........ We wish we could envelope you in a great big hug and tell you how very much he will be missed by so many and how lucky we were to have known him.. He was a gentle giant of a man in so many ways. RIP Doug. Love and prayers Stephen, Maureen and family

Posted by:
Shirley Suggitt

Our prayers & thought are with you at this time.

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Betty & Warren Small

Dear Diane & Michael and family, We are heartbroken for you. Our heartfelt condolences, love and prayers are wrapped around you. Doug was a great man and will be dearly missed by all who were blessed to know him.

Posted by:
Doug and Joan Woods

We were shocked and saddened to hear of Doug's sudden passing! He will certainly be missed in the community. Thinking of all of you!

Posted by:
Archie & June Ferguson

Diane & family! So sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. Hunter’s Run will truly not be the same without him!

Posted by:
Gord and Kathy Calder

So saddened to hear of Doug's passing. You are in our thoughts.

Posted by:
Tracey Hay

I am so sorry Dianne to hear about Doug. I have nothing but wonderful memories of what a kind, gentle man he was. But what I remember most is noticing as a kid how much he loved you. How blessed you are to have shared so many years with him! Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by:
Verne and Pauline Mills

Diane, so sorry to hear of Doug’s sudden passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Posted by:
Isabel Lee

Dear Diane & Family Please accept our sincere sympathy at this difficult time. We will remember Doug for his great smile & sense of humor as well as his love of shuffling .Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this time. George & Isabel Lee

Posted by:
karen rave

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Doug. Dianne my thoughts are with you and your family

Posted by:
Jeff and Heather Wollis

Diane and family We are so saddened to hear about Doug's passing. He was one of the easiest people to talk to, always made us smile whenever we chatted. RIP Doug, another great story teller gone to soon.

Posted by:
Trina Collette

Dear Diane, Michael and family. I am so very heartbroken for you. Sending my love and prayers. God bless. Trina Larter

Posted by:
Lucy Bourque

Sincere condolences Dianne and family. We are saddened by the unexpected passing of Doug. He will certainly be missed amongst our Hunters Run Family. Sending a big hug from New Brunswick. Edgar & Lucy Bourque

Posted by:
Betty Zalokar

Diane. we are very sorry to hear of your loss. Doug was so much fun to be around he will be missed in Hunters Run. Our sincere condolences. Ron Elliott and Betty Zalokar

Posted by:
Gary and Marg Daniels

Dear Diane,Michael and Family, There are no words to describe our sadness. Last we chatted was at Campbell’s party...so full of fun,stories,looking forward to shuffleboard in FL. God is good...this year you were home,...the only good about covid. God give you all great strength, we pray Much Love,Gary and Marg

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Rosemary & Raymond

Thirty-eight years ago, we met Doug at Save-Way Lumber, one of the first people we met here. He helped us in so many ways -- found trades people for us, got us an account at Save-Way (and later at Lloyd Stewart), introduced us to people, and got us involved with the Arthur Township community. We have been grateful to him ever since, and still are. We are shocked and saddened by his untimely passing; we'll never forget him. Rosemary & Raymond

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Allen & Betty Lou Kirkpatrick

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Allen & Betty Lou Kirkpatrick

Doug was truly the "Anchor" of our tug-of-was team circa 1978. The Arthur Township team faced the Toronto Police team at the CNE and faced the revered Newtex Giants from Kitchener many times. We won our share and showed them all what our community was about. This was only one of the many examples of the spirit and leadership Doug brought to so many things in life. Our sympathy is extended to Diane, Michael and the whole McLellan family on the sudden passing of a great friend and neighbour. Sincerely, Allen & Betty Lou Kirkpatrick, on behalf of many

Posted by:
Rod and Gaye White

Dear Diane and Michael. We were so shocked to hear about Doug . Our deepest sympathies go out to you and all your family during this difficult time

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Gary & Gwynne Smith

Dear Diane, Michael & family: Our heartfelt condolences to each of you at Doug's sudden & sad passing! No doubt he & his jovial sense of humour will be missed by many... with our caring & prayers, Gary & Gwynne

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WILLIAM HUGHES

Our sincere sympathy Diane, to you and your family. May the memories of your life together help to sustain you through this sad time. God bless you . Liz & Bill Hughes, Hunters Run.

Posted by:
Wayne and Shirl Hamm

Dear Diane, our deepest condolences to you and your family. In our thoughts and prayers. We will always fondly remember him.

Posted by:
Valerie Arthur

So sorry for your loss Diane and family, will miss chatting with Doug he always had great stories, RIP Doug,

Posted by:
Debb Cameron

Oh our Dear Diane. There are just no words. Please know that you and Michael and family are in our thoughts and most certainly our prayers. Sincerely sent with hugs. Daryll Debb, Jessie and Burke

Posted by:
Rick Parker

Maxine and I would like to extend our sincerest condolences to you Diane and your family. We were shocked to hear of Doug’s passing. I had the pleasure of working with Doug dating back to our days together at Saveway/Beaver Lumber. Our paths continued to cross over the years as we both worked in the building industry. I always looked forward to catching up with Doug and enjoying his take on life. His sense of humour and genuine interest in others will be missed. One of the “good guys” for sure. Rick and Maxine Parker

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Frankie Renwick

From our very first encounter, at a pool meeting, I knew I had met a very special man. Kind, funny, and devoted to superb customer service. A true titan in our industry. He will be sadly missed by many dealers, like me who also were lucky enough over the yeas to become his friend. And sadly missed by a family that I know by the way he spoke about them, that he loved very much. Rest In Peace. Ron, Frankie, Adam, Brett Nickel Walkerton Timbrmart

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Mike and Paula Talpa

So saddened by this sudden news in a year that has affected all of us. Praying for strength for you Diane and Michael and family.

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ROBERT JOHN MULCHINOCK

Diane and family. My deepest condolences, I remember the days with Doug and the Arthur Anchors tug of war team. Again, so very sorry for your loss. Rob Mulchinock and family

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Lorne and Florence Moyer

Diane Michael and family please except our deepest sympathy at this difficult time. Doug was a great guy and a pleasure to know. Cherish the memories. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Posted by:
Deb & Doug Shaw

Dear Diane and family I am not sure what to say. I was truly saddened to hear of Doug's sudden passing. Working with him for many years at MDL Doors created alot of great memories. He was my "Day-time" Doug and all of his girls in the office were his "heifers". We travelled to trade shows, driving for miles just talking about anything. He will be truly missed within his community, work and most of all his family. We would like to send our thoughts and prayers with you all during this difficult time. Doug & Deb Shaw - Brussels

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Gerry and Donna Trainorr

Dear Diane. Our sincere condolences to you and your family on Doug's sudden passing. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him in Hunters Run. Our thoughts are with you all. Donna and Gerry

Posted by:
Dawn Hastings

My deepest sympathy to Diane and family. I worked with Doug at MDL and New Concept and always enjoyed our time together! He always had a joke to tell and a smile to make your day! He was a great support to me and he will be missed.

Posted by:
Janet Rafuse

Diane, Michael and family I have no words to express my shock upon hearing about Doug. My heart goes out to you. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Take care and stay safe. Janet

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Joe and Faye Meulensteen

Dear Diane, Michael and Family. We are shocked and saddened to hear of Doug’s passing. Doug was a great conversationalist. We will miss running into him around town and hearing his many stories. We extend our heartfelt condolences. Sincerely Joe and Faye Meulensteen

Posted by:
Darlene Wheeler

My sincere sympathies to Diane, Michael and family. Doug was a very lovable character who will be missed by many. I knew him for many years while working with him at MDL in Brussels. Thinking of you. Darlene Wheeler.

Posted by:
Dawn Johnston

Diane, I am sorry to hear of this news. Working with Doug for years at MDL, I have many memories. Sympathy to you at this time. Dawn Johnston (Donut) Brussels, ON

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Bettyanne and Stephen Cobean

Dear Diane and Michael. We were so saddened to hear this news. May your sweet memories comfort you. Sending love and hugs. Bettyanne, Stephen, Drew and Kinsley.
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