Douglas Russel Marshall, 1945–2018

Douglas Russel Marshall - 1945-2018, Ormstown.

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Doug.
After a lengthy and bravely fought battle, he died peacefully and surrounded by the love of his family at home on July 14, 2018.

He leaves to mourn his wife of 51 years, Norma Robertson, and children, a proud and devoted father to Jeff (Shannon), Steve (Catherine), Tracey (Howie), and cherished Pa/Grandpa to Sarah, Russell, Michelle and Rachel Marshall, Samantha and Breanna Jackson. Doug will also be  lovingly remembered by his sisters Shirley (late Hugh Pedley) and Bernice (Ken Chisholm) and brother-in-law Elton Robertson (Margaret) as well as his nephews, niece and many friends.

Doug spent his whole life in Ormstown. He loved his home on the River Road, the people and the land that he had to say farewell to.

Visitation will be held at Mc Gerrigle Funeral Home on Friday, July 27, 2018, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  A tribute to Doug’s life will be held at Georgetown Presbyterian Church, 968 Highway 138, Howick, on Saturday, July 28, at 2:00 p.m.

In Doug’s memory, donations would be welcomed at the Montreal Neurological Institute & Hospital, Brain Cancer Research, ​3801 University Street, Montreal, QC  H3A 2B4, or the Betty Riel Foundation, 46 Wellington Street, Huntingdon, QC  J0S 1H0.






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14 messages.


    I was a friend of Doug many years ago and used to visit him from my uncle’s farm which was the next farm down the road. We did many things together and had loads of fun during the time we were together. I will always remember him as a good friend.


    Norma and Family,

    It’s been 25 years since I worked for Doug at Bronn. There was no shortness of laughter when we worked together and it goes without saying that it was one of the best summer jobs I ever had! Doug always treated me with respect and there was lots to learn from him….lessons that I took with me in my own career over the years. I am so happy I got the opportunity to visit with him last October when I was home. My condolences to all of the family. He will surely be missed.


    Norma and Tracy, I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
    Remember to hold tight to the memories.
    Hugs to you.


    Sending our sincerest condolences to you Norma and your family. We were sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. We wish you all comfort in the memories you have and hold dear of someone who meant so much.


    So sad to hear about the passing of Doug. May fond memories surround you all in these sad times. Will miss his little chuckle.
    Morris and Anita


    Our deepest sympathies to all of you. Doug was Andy’s boss when I first moved here. Loved laughing with him, surprising him with cows’ NYE party in the barn, always a hardy wave hello as we passed by walking. A great neighbour and family man and he will be missed. Hugs to all of you.
    Crystal and Andy


    What a great picture of Doug. He looks as though he is enjoying a good story. We always enjoyed chatting with him. Our sympathy to Norma and the family.


    My sympathy to you Norma and your family. I, like most, will remember Doug’s kindness and his warm smile. My thoughts are with you all, hugs. Pat Robb


    Norma, our thoughts are with you and your family at this very difficult time. Doug’s sense of humour and love for his family is how we will remember him.

    Pat (Patsy) and John Ferry


    Our sympathies Norma, to you and your family on Doug’s passing. We will remember him for his pleasant manner and kind heart.