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Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on July 6, 2017 in his 87th year. He was born on September 26, 1930 in St. Thomas, Ontario. Doug was married to his High School sweetheart, Elsie (nee Boros) for 65 years. Cherished father of Cathi McWilliams (the late Colin Oshowy), Dianne Sheridan (the late Stephen Mitchell), the late David (2009), Greg (Noreen), and Rob (Marjie Gignac). Loving grandfather of 15 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson. Dear brother of Robert (Mary), Ken Valentine (Claire), the late Bill Valentine, the late Elizabeth Sicard (the late Lawrence), and the late Mary Himsl (the late Victor). Survived by his sister-in-law Goldene Cinat (the late Louis). He will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.
Doug had worked at International Tools for 20 years. In 1972, he started his own company Hallmark Tools with 5 partners. He was a Pioneer of the Global Mold Making Industry. Doug lived his younger years in the North in a town named Driftwood and later in Emo, Ontario. He attended Assumption High School followed by the Detroit Institute of Technology in Detroit, MI. He met Elsie in Windsor, they started a family in South Windsor and eventually built a house in the woods near Harrow, living there for 30 years. During their retirement, they built their dream home on Marco Island, FLA where they spent some of their happiest times. He was a third degree member of the Knights of Columbus (Council 5350 Harrow) and an active member of the St. Vincent de Paul Societies both OLMC – Windsor and St. Anthony Church of Harrow. Doug was an avid golfer and a member at Beachgrove. He loved gardening and working in his woods. He also enjoyed wood working and photography. Doug and Elsie spent many vacations with their 5 children, camping from one end of Canada to the other. They enjoyed cruises and travelling to many different countries. Doug loved to gather with his family and friends for BBQ’s, birthday celebrations and the infamous “Lumberjack Parties”.
If you so desire, donations to the St. Vincent de Paul Society or the Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visitation
Parish prayers at 4:30 p.m.
K of C prayers at 7:30 p.m.
Visitation at the church after 9:30 a.m.