BALDWIN, Douglas Victor - (3 July, 1939 – 11 January, 2021)
Sadly we announce Doug’s passing, leaving behind his loving wife Angie, loving daughters Leesa (Jamie Pietrkiewicz), Annice, (David Passafiume), sisters Jacqui and Julie, and adored grandchildren Daniel, Brittany, Alisa, Madison, Jenna and Matthew.
Predeceased by his first wife Patience (1988), brothers Leonard, Richard, Teddy and Peter, and parents Victor and Betty Baldwin.
Doug spent the first 6 years of his life in London, England surviving WW2 and Hitler’s bombings.
Grammar School, Brunel College and working for Gresham Transformers Ltd gave him a life’s love of electrical engineering.
In 1966, Doug and wife Pat, with a contract from GE Canada, landed in Guelph, Ontario, starting another life-long love affair, with Canada. Moving to Federal Pioneer Electric in Winnipeg the next year, they spent 12 happy years there raising two daughters and building his career in Marketing and Sales.
Moving back to Toronto with the company, Doug worked his way up to President & CEO of successor company Schneider Electric Canada and ended his career as President & CEO of Electrofed Canada.
On retirement he and Angie happily travelled the world together and had many remarkable adventures in the 100+ countries visited and made many new friends. They spent summers at their cottage on Lake of Bays with friends and family, enjoying the Dwight community. He also enjoyed his industry friendships and board activities, and invigorating times with ‘the grandkids’.
Throughout life’s ups and downs, his energy, determination, optimism and British humour served him well and he was so proud of the love of his family and always respected the people and friends he worked with.
Arrangements entrusted with Thompson funeral home, Aurora, ON. In accordance with his wishes, Doug will be cremated with a private family funeral. If he positively affected your life in any way, raise a glass or mentor someone.
Donations to the Salvation Army salvationarmy.ca/donations/donate-online would be appreciated.