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Smith, Dougie

Douglas Edward Smith, of Durham and formerly of Orangeville, passed away at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Durham on Friday, November 15th, 2019 in his 55th year. Beloved husband of Patricia “Pattie” Smith. Loving father of Cody Smith and his wife Alysha Bunyan, and stepfather of Amanda and her husband Duane Brown, Andrew Fritz, Ashley and her husband Bryan Maes, and Robert Fritz. Cherished grandfather of Lyla, JayLynn, Braden, Riley, Haileigh, Nicholas, Calvin, Patrick, Casey and Tyson. Dearest brother of Cheryl and her husband Dave Staveley of Grand Valley, Colleen and her husband Larry “Newt” Cowan of Shelburne, and Tracey and her husband Ray Jeffries of Creemore. Dear uncle of Shawn and Melissa Staveley, Lyndsay Staveley, Tyler Staveley and Sierrra Cowan, Kevin and Amy Cowan, Krista Cowan-Boyle and Andrew Boyle, and Megan Hornett and Craig Sears. Great-uncle of Sawyer, Hannah, Chloe, Leah and Madi. Son-in-law of Carolyn Whetham. Fondly remembered by his aunts, uncles, cousins and lifelong friend of Albert McNeil. Predeceased by his parents John “Jack” and Joyce Smith, his brother John “Oppie” Smith, his nephew Nic and his father-in-law Calvin Whetham.

Celebration of Life::

Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Dougie’s life will be held at a later date.


As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Coopers Girls – Grey Bruce Rescue would be appreciated by the family and may be made by contacting the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham.

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