He leaves behind wife Rosemary, daughters Melissa (Cam), Ardeen (Grant), Adrienne (Steven), son Paul (Nancy) and grandchildren Christopher, Mitchell, Alyssa, Joel, Celeste, Gordon, Paul and Alize.
Doug is predeceased by his mother Gertrude, father Fredrick, sisters Lois and Arleen, and brothers Teddy and Thomas. He also leaves many nieces and nephews.
With $2,000.00 borrowed from his mother, he began his business as a stone mason and brick layer and ultimately became a successful land lord. Doug’s favourite places to holiday were Florida and Mexico.
He had a love for nature and all animals.
The Smith family would like to thank the staff and Doctors at St. Peter’s Hospital for the wonderful care they gave to Douglas while he stayed with them.
Family and friends will be received at Bay Gardens Funeral Home, Hamilton, on Tuesday from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm and from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Funeral Service will be held in the funeral home, on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 11:00 am followed by Entombment in Burlington.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made to the Hamilton SPCA would be appreciated .