Douglas Gary MacDonald
Passed peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, January 25th 2022 at the age of 85. Beloved husband of 59 years to Luisa (Weiss). Loving father to Mark (Isabel), Jeffrey, and Kelly Coulson (Scott). Proud grandfather of Alex Carlson (Laurel Wingrove), Taylor Carlson, Kaelan Carlson, Selena and Shannon. Cherished brother of Donald (Susan) and Richard (Jessica Bayne). Predeceased by his parents, Wallace and Dorothy and sister-in-law June. Fondly remembered by his extended family and the many friends he has made throughout his life.
A Chartered Accountant by trade and true entrepreneur at heart, he began his career on the beautiful Island of Bermuda. He went on to work in Chicago, Sudbury and eventually settled in Ottawa working for businesses’ and for the Tax Court of Canada. He was a visionary opening numerous small businesses pertaining to his interests most notably, a large chain of Billiard Rooms and Stores called “The Broken Cue”. He had a keen sense of humour as you can see by the name and approached his life always finding the fun in any situation. As Chairman of the Canadian Snooker Control Council, he travelled the world representing Canada and making many friends and wonderful memories over the years. He had a curiosity of the world, history, different cultures and foreign lands and was an avid traveller to over 85 countries. He had a fascination for the sea and enjoyed over 25 cruises throughout the world.
He led an adventurous life and was among other things, a football player, football coach, private pilot, and Rugby player who later founded the club “The ROYALS” where an alumni of Ottawa Rugby players could meet once a month.
Doug was wise, a true leader, coach and a mentor and has impacted the lives of so many with his help and advice. He was a generous man and would always help those who would need it even ensuring he had cash in his pocket to give to the homeless on every outing. He was compassionate, empathetic and never judgemental. He was a proud, loving and supportive husband, father and grandfather who will forever be dearly missed.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Dionne and all of the palliative care team for their exceptional care and compassion. A celebration of Life will be held at the Carp Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 115 Rivington St., Carp on Saturday, July 30, 2022. Reception is from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. followed by service in the chapel at 3:30 p.m. For those who would like to continue celebrating with the family following the service, friends are welcome to join the family for a casual outdoor BBQ and Bonfire at Kelly and Scott’s home, 3131 Greenland Rd., Dunrobin. Friends are encouraged to bring a lawn chair and dress for the outdoors.
For those wishing, donations in his memory may be made to Shepherds of Good Hope. Condolences, tributes and donations may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com