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Douglas Anderson Wilson
Saturday, February 17, 2018
at age

Saturday February 24th 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Saturday February 24th 2:00 pm




 A reception at the funeral home will follow the service


WILSON, Douglas Anderson (April 28, 1926 – February 17, 2018)It is with profound sadness that the family of Douglas Anderson Wilson announce his passing on Saturday, February 17, 2018 in his 92nd year. Doug passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side. He is survived by his loving wife Beatrice (nee Nichols), his children Richard (Brenda), Donald, Lorraine, Douglas (Kelly), John (Kathy) and his treasured eleven grandchildren; Carrie, Jenny, Kimberly, Valerie, Catherine, James, Lauren, Jessy-Lee, Jami-Lynn, Emily, Carly and seven great-grandchildren. Also survived by daughter-in-law Catherine (nee Scarpino), sister Ester Sudyko and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents James and Alice, his siblings James, Norman and Gus, his third son Kenneth and daughter-in-law Yvonne (nee Hobbs). Doug grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba and eventually met the love of his life, Beatrice. They married in 1947 sharing 70 years together. After serving in the Royal Canadian Navy he joined the Winnipeg Police Force and in 1959 found his professional career as an Engineer Technician with Trans Canada Pipeline. As the pipeline moved across Canada, Doug helped to pioneer new ideas, bringing gas to Ontario and worked on projects as far away as Australia, eventually settling the family in Toronto, then to Pickering, Ontario. Retiring in 1984, Doug returned to his love of the water and joined Frenchman Bay Yacht Club where sailing became his passion. Sailing took him and his family on many adventures throughout Lake Ontario, Georgian Bay, Intracoastal Waterways, oceans and gulfs where lifelong friendships were made and still endure today. He treasured the memories of family Caribbean cruise ship vacations where tales of past adventures were shared around the table with a rum and coke. Doug’s favourite pastime was family time celebrating holidays, birthdays, graduations and achievements together. He was and continues to be “OUR ANCHOR.” Doug had a strong will and overcame many challenges in life and stood as a role model for many people with low vision and COPD. He depicted the meaning of accepting one’s destiny! Loved and respected by so many relatives and friends, he was always interested in the lives of others and their stories. Very special thanks and utmost gratitude and appreciation to Dr. Devon Turner and his staff, the entire team at LIHN, St. Elizabeth Nursing and Care Partners for their never ending care and support, easing our mind during this journey and helping Doug throughout his transition. A Celebration of Life will be held at the JENNETT FUNERAL & CREMATION CENTRE, 152 Bradford Street, Barrie on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 2 p.m. with visitation from 1-2 p.m. Refreshments to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Doug’s memory to the Salvation Army and are greatly appreciated by the family. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.funeralhome.on.ca


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My deepest condolences to the Wilson family in the loss of Doug. He will be missed. Thinking of you all.Grace
By Grace King

James, we are so sorry for your loss. Your Grandpa was a wonderful man. May the wonderful memories you have of him help you get through these sad days, and may your faith and God's love keep you strong. Love, Penny, Dan, Gabrielle and Tyler.
By Penny Deveaux

To Beatrice and family: May all the great times shared over the years, bring you comfort during this most difficult time. Much love, Heather
By Heather Dockeray

Dear Bea & family, so sorry to hear the news of Doug's passing. He was such a wonderful man and we have some very fond memories of him from over the years. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Patty & Family
By Patty Paterson(...

My love to all of your family, most especially Bea. I loved your Dad and enjoyed many chats and drinks with him. He will be greatly missed. My love, thoughts and prayers to all of the Wilsons. Sorry I am out of country and can't personally be there to support, but you will be in my heart. Karen, Pete, Christine,Jennifer ', Michelle and lindsay
By Karen Cockburn

My deepest sympathies to Bea and the entire Wilson family. I am sorry I can’t be with you to celebrate Doug’s life but just know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to know and share some wonderful moments with him and the kids. Love you all xoxo
By Annie Duchemin

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are always with you all xoxoxo
By Susan Pratt

Dear Kelly, Doug and Families, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. Sincerely, Barb and Tony Peck
By Barb and Tony Peck

Dear Mrs. Wilson and Family, We are deeply saddened by the loss that you and your family have encountered. You, and your beautiful family are in our heart and prayers. Thinking of you all as you celebrate Mr.Wilson's remarkable life. We express our sincere condolences to you and your family. Cher & Coco
By Cher & Coco


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