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William McQuitty

Doug McQuitty

Saturday, July 26th, 1930 - Saturday, February 22nd, 2020
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Obituary

MCQUITTY, WILLIAM DOUGLAS "DOUG"-

It is with sadness that the family of Doug McQuitty announces his passing on February 22, 2020 at the age of 89 years. Predeceased by his wife Lea Jacqueline (nee Fischl), Doug is survived by sons Mark (Susan Anderson), Craig, Terry (Beth Devereaux), Grandchildren Shawn and Lea, and long-time close companion and friend Mary Rivett. Doug was born in Kamloops on July 26, 1930 to Dr. Melvyn McQuitty and Sarah Melissa Milliken. He grew up and went to school in Ste. Anne de Bellevue before moving to Montreal where he spent the first half of his adult life raising a family, volunteering in the community, and working in the industrial process control business, first at Bailey Meter and later as an executive with Moore Instrument Co. Ltd. He graduated in Electronics from the Montreal Technical Institute in 1953 and then earned his degree from Sir George Williams University while working full time and raising a young family. In 1977 the family moved to Prescott where a new chapter began. He continued working for Moore in Montreal before easing into retirement and doing business out of Moore's new Prescott home office. He served as Treasurer at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, and was a regular sight around town walking his Bouvier 'Ghost'. A long-time member of the Brockville Yacht Club, sailing was his passion. More recently he could be found square dancing with Prescott Harbour Lites, bowling and serving as Treasurer at the Prescott Lawn Bowling Club, or volunteering every Thursday at the South Grenville Food Bank. Doug loved to travel. He was a voracious reader. He loved the theatre. He enjoyed a good concert. He was always on the move. But it was his sense of humour and love of a good turn of phrase and a pun that he'll be most remembered for.

Family and friends may call on Friday February 28, 2020 from 1-1:45 PM at the MacKay Funeral Home, 416 Dibble Street West Prescott for a Memorial Visitation with Funeral Service in the Prescott Chapel of the funeral home following at 2 PM. A Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the CNIB or South Grenville Food Bank or share a special memory of William at www.mackayfuneralhome.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, February 28th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 1:45pm
    When
    Friday, February 28th, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm
    Location
    MACKAY Funeral Home
    Address
    416 Dibble St. West
    PRESCOTT, ON K0E 1T0
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  • Service

    Friday, February 28th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Friday, February 28th, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    Prescott Chapel - MACKAY Funeral Home
    Address
    416 Dibble St West Box 1239
    Prescott, ON K0E 1T0
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    Officiant
    Rev. David Hooper
  • Interment

    Location
    At a later date in Roselawn Memorial Gardens
    Address
    2451 County Road 15
    Maitland, ON K0E 1P0
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Janice Bowers

Posted at 01:34pm
My sincere sympathy to all the McQuitty’s. I wish I had know your family better. Doug sounds like an amazing person! ~ Jan Bowers
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Sandra Lawn

Posted at 01:15pm
Doug was a gentleman of distinction - so smart and quietly supportive of our community. Craig, Mary and the family - you will all miss him but his spirit will live on around you. Please accept my sincere condolences: Sandra Lawn
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Laura Greenlee

Posted at 09:05pm
We have many fond memories of Doug attending family events with my aunt Mary. We always enjoyed his sense of humour and stories, and we will miss him! Our condolences and best wishes to Doug's family and friends.

-Laura and Michael Greenlee
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Mary Campbell

Posted at 03:52pm
Doug was one of the first gentlemen I met when we moved to Prescott. He had put a very small article in the local newspaper indicating the Prescott Lawn Bowling Club would fold unless new members materialized. The rest is history! Doug and I worked to boost membership and because of him the club's legacy lives on. He was very generous and helped the club financially without letting anyone know. He played an amazing game, even with his limited vision. Never count Doug out! He had a very sharp wit and was fun to be around. The last time I saw Doug was at a music concert at the Brockville Arts Centre not too long ago, lovingly accompanied and supported by his long time friend, Mary Rivett. I will be forever grateful for having met him.

Mary Campbell
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Larry Devereaux

Posted at 09:04am
A very special guy.Enjoyed every moment being with him.He was greatly loved by his family and friends and will be missed very much by my son in law Terry and my daughter Beth. Larry Devereaux.
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