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Douglas Cleough

August 6, 1927 - November 23, 2015


It is with great sadness we announce Douglas Cleough passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 23 after complications with congestive heart failure, surrounded by his loving family.  Doug was predeceased by his brothers George and Jim.  He is survived by Mary, his loving wife of 67 years, sisters Margaret Varga and Judi Aitchison, children Linda Plester (Gerry), Janice Lowe (Allen) and Jim Cleough (Jennifer). His grandchildren Jill (Brant), Ben (Rebecca), Rob (Leanne), Alisa (Clayton), Darren, Amelia, Emily (Ian), Stephanie and  8 great grandchildren who he adored. Doug was born in Chemainus, and graduated from Duncan High in 1945. He immediately began his career as a logger, spending most of his time as a faller and later bullbucker with MacMillan Bloedel at Shawnigan Lake and in Port Alberni,   returning to Chemainus in 1991.  He was an excellent athlete who loved fishing, hunting, square dancing and golfing, spending many happy hours golfing with the “Dirty Dozen” and other friends at the Mt. Brenton Golf Club. Doug always had a project on the go, creating burl tables and clocks, picking blackberries and making tasty jellies for friends and family.  Doug had a quick wit and loved to tell a joke.  He was kind,  thoughtful and a great friend to many, a true gentleman.  Doug cherished his family and friendships and lived life to the fullest.  He will be sadly missed.    

 The family would like to thank Dr. Gee, the staff at the Cowichan District Hospital and the Palliative Care Unit at the Chemainus Health Care Center for the exceptional medical care Doug received.        

A Memorial Service will be held at St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church in Chemainus on Saturday, Dec. 5th at 1:30 pm.  In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Heart and Stroke Fund, or a charity of your choice.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Greg Finnegan and Richard Dominy
Relation: I know Jim (Douglas's son) and Jennifer (Jim's partner)

Dear Jim – read about your Dad’s passing in this morning’s Times Colonist. Thinking of you and Jennifer and your family at this time.
best, Greg and Richard

From: Elsie Braithwaite
Relation: Same classroom all through school - friends ever since. Gordie and Doug often worked together.

I guess Gordie is welcoming Doug up there, Mary. Three days less than a month between them leaving so I certainly know how you are feeling. I’m imagining the two of them reliving all their old logging experiences together. My thoughts and prayers are definitely with you and your family.

From: Marilyn, Jessie, Carlie and Brodie Deeble
Relation: Great Uncle

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
December 5, 2015
Beginning at 1:30pm

St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church
2858 Mill Street
Chemainus, BC Canada V0R 1K0

2858 Mill Street
Chemainus, BC Canada V0R 1K0

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