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Douglas Scott

Douglas Earle "Doug" Scott

September 8th, 1929 - June 4th, 2020
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Obituary

Passed away, peacefully, at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital, on June 4th, 2020, Douglas (Doug) Earle Scott, a resident of Tillsonburg and formerly a longtime resident of Springford, at the age of 90. Born on September 8th, 1929 in Bayham Township, to the late Harry Scott (1980) and late former Minnie Wollstein (1978).

For many years, Doug was a proud member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Peace Lutheran Church, Tillsonburg. Prior to losing his vision, he was a well-known Canada Post mail carrier, farmer and enjoyed taking part in the Canada Day parades in Springfield and Otterville with his horse and buggy, while wearing his cowboy attire. He loved to dance, especially to his favourite country and western music. Doug can be described as very social, caring, kind and a selfless man that would give you the shirt off of his back; his presence will be greatly missed by all that knew him.

Doug is predeceased by his wife of 64 years, Dorothy Jane (Smith) Scott (2014), by his three sons Paul (2016), Jonathan (2019), David (1954) and by two brothers Don (2006) and Joe (2016). Doug will be fondly remembered by his grandchildren; Eric (Carla), Lindsay (Jeff), Ryan, Maggie (Craig) and his great-grandchildren; Astin, Lexi, Ava, Alissa, Cameron, Clara, Lainey and Addie. Doug is survived by his daughters-in-law Barb and Wanda, brothers Roger (late Lois), Bryce, Ross (June), sister-in-law Corinne, his dear friend Barbara Curtis, and many beloved and appreciated friends and neighbors.

In light of the recent COVID-19 social distancing regulations, a Private Graveside Service to Celebrate Douglas’ well lived life will take place in Delmer Cemetery by Pastor Paul Schallhorn, of Peace Lutheran Church, Tillsonburg.

Please follow this below link to view the Graveside Service from June 6th, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

https://youtu.be/TYkxlH-66kI


Please feel free to leave a condolence, share memories or photos, or donate in Doug’s memory to the “Canadian Mental Health Association- Oxford,” through the Maurice J. Verhoeve Funeral Homes- Burial and Cremation Services Inc., Tillsonburg (519-842-4238), entrusted with all arrangements.
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Service Details

  • Private Graveside Service to Celebrate Doug’s well lived life

    Saturday, June 6th, 2020 | 3:00pm
    When
    Saturday, June 6th, 2020 3:00pm
    Location
    Delmer Cemetery (New)
    Address
    312242 Dereham Line
    Delmer, Ontario
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    To view the graveside service, please follow the below link: https://youtu.be/TYkxlH-66kI
    Officiant
    Pastor Paul Schallhorn
  • Interment

    Location
    Delmer Cemetery (New)
    Address
    312242 Dereham Line
    Delmer, Ontario
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    A Private Graveside Service to Celebrate Doug’s well lived life will take place in Delmer Cemetery by Pastor Paul Schallhorn, of Peace Lutheran Church, Tillsonburg.

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  • Oddfellow

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Susan & Joe Hampson

Posted at 09:52pm
Wanda & family:
Please accept our condolences on the passing of Doug, both Joe and I worked on several Provincial and Federal election campaigns with both Doug and Dorothy and found they were always willinging to help however they could. Doug was a very interesting man and over the years we had our differences on some topics, but our respect for Doug's point of view was always strong.
sincerely.
Susan & Joe Hampson
Oxford Centre
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Mary Ann McElhone

Posted at 09:54am
My condolences to the family on Dougs passing. He was a wonderful man. I remember him well from the families days in Springford, he always had a smile for everyone he met. May he Rest In Peace.
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Kelly Sivyer

Posted at 07:57pm
I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Doug and his son Paul for a number of years at Canada Post. I had the utmost respect for Doug and he will be missed.
In our thoughts and prayers.
Kelly & Linda Sivyer
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Michelle Evanitski

Posted at 06:33pm
It is my wish that you take comfort in the many memories you have of Doug. I can remember going with my grandparents, Russell & Clara Codling, to visit Doug and Dorothy over 50 years ago when we lived in the area. Always a lot of fun was had by all.
TK

TTessa Kendall

Posted at 12:48pm
R.I.P. dear Doug, you will be missed by many. You were so interesting to talk to, you knew just about everything there was to know about old Tillsonburg. I so enjoyed our many chats sitting in your porch on summer evenings. I remember one time Dorothy came out and asked us if we knew what time it was, I said " No " she said " It is passed midnight ". Doug could not believe it - nor could I. Thoughts and Prayers to all the family. I can't get to the service but will be there in spirit. God Bless you all.
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