Doug passed away suddenly due to complications from cancer. Pre-deceased by his wonderful wife Shirley, his loving partner of 60 years. Beloved father of Lynn (Dugald), Karen (John), Don (Lynda) and Janet (John) and proud grandfather to Leigh, Sandy and Sophie Cameron, Curtis Vidan and Jack Morrow.
Doug had a tremendously successful 37 year career with Seagram Distillers where he progressed from lab supervisor to Vice-President of Production for Canada, and made strong and life-long friendships. He held many positions across Canada and was most proud of establishing and being the first manager of a new modern distillery in Gimli Manitoba.
While he had to slow down in recent years, he was active his entire life and was a true outdoors enthusiast: from playing team sports during high school and college, to sailing, curling, travelling, skiing, camping, canoeing, golfing and cycling.
He was also a lover of music, and would pick up and try any instrument. He was a rare man who loved, and excelled at dancing, so was an always-in-demand dance partner.
He enjoyed song and skits, and never ignored an opportunity to perform in local productions or with friends and family at Christmas time.
Doug was a proud and engaged alumnus of MacDonald College Class of ’51, and active in Rotary.
The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at the Maxwell Residence for the support over the past 6 years, and a special thank you to Marj Niven, who brightened his life tremendously these last years.In keeping with his wishes and COVID restrictions there will be no service. If desired, contributions can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Salvation Army.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Voluntas (514-695-7979, www.voluntas.ca)
Lynn Nolan (FCRV )June 5, 2021 at 11:16 am
My condolences to Dougs family , Enjoyed many years of friendship camping with Shirley & Doug .
They were always ready to pitch in at our camp outs in anyway they could . At he Rest In Peace with Shirley now .
Roland and Marguerite BedardJune 5, 2021 at 11:26 am
We would like to extend our sincere condolences to Doug’s family – we met him and Shirley at FCRV campouts and him and I enjoyed singing camping songs together – very found memories of these good times
Camy HicksJune 5, 2021 at 12:03 pm
So grateful to have known Doug and Shirley through camping. My sincere wishes for comfort for the Pashleigh family at this time.
Anne MacDowellJune 9, 2021 at 9:19 pm
My sincere condolences to Janet and all the Pashleigh families for the loss of her father. Our skiing carpools every Wednesday were always full of good discussions and laughter, as were the golfing and biking ones. Your families will have many warm memories for consolation.