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, Quebec H3A 2B4, or the Betty Riel Foundation, 46 Wellington Street, Huntingdon, QC J0S 1H0.