In Memory of

Douglas

James

MacPherson

Obituary for Douglas James MacPherson

MacPherson, Douglas James

Passed away at home with his family at his side, on Wednesday the 24th April, 2024 in his 91st year. Loving husband of Anne (nee Stuart) for 69 years. Caring father of Stuart (Cheryl), Robert (Gráinne), Cameron (Terri), and Heather (Warren). Kind-hearted grandfather of Tyler (Stephinie), Christopher (Dante), Kirsty, Conor (Selena), Scott (Meike), and Lisa. Great-grandfather of Owen, Gabriella, and Kara. Brother of the late William, late Ross, and late Marjorie. Beloved son of the late Laughlin and Edith Metcalf.

Douglas was born in Burk’s Falls, Ontario and although he later moved with Anne to Toronto, he always chatted with strangers to try to find any connection that they may have had to Burk’s Falls. A compassionate man, he was known to discreetly help people in need and would take the time to listen to an un-housed person's troubles. Doug’s stamina was impressive. He stayed active until his 90th year, manufacturing and delivering metal products for the business that he and Anne founded in 1991, after he retired from the funeral services industry of 45 years. Doug's family was his world. He encouraged his children to explore the outdoors and gave to them a simple, yet awesome childhood. He loved life. He took pleasure in feeding the backyard birds and befriending squirrels. Douglas will be fondly remembered as a kidder, a man of profound compassion, generosity, and kindness.

A graveside service will be held in Burk's Falls at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Diabetes Canada.

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