DOUGLAS LEONARD GLOVER May 19, 1939 - December 19, 2012 Lifelong Mechanic/Magician. Passed away peacefully at his home on the hill in Wasaga Beach. Survived by his John Deere Dozer, loving sons Jeffrey James (Tess) and Joel Gordon, grandchildren Jin Annette, Jesse Daniel, James Robert, Mathew Gordon, life companion Betty Allbutt and her family, brother Don, sisters Gladys (Vernon), Jean (George) Fike, sister-in-law Babs Griffiths, brothers-in-law Allan (Marilyn) and Ross Coomb, as well as many nieces and nephews and extended family. Predeceased by his wife Shirley, step-son Greg Coomb, parents Bob and Pearl and best friends William "Chuck" Griffiths, "Big" John Driscoll, Louis Riel "Jesse" Desgagne and Buddy the life saving dog. A heartfelt thank you for the kindness and support shown by the staff at Royal Victoria Hospital, the St. Elizabeth nurses and homecare workers and Dr. A. Singh for braving the drive up the hill to administer care. There will be a Christmas Celebration of Life at the family cottage, 8 Mary Street, Wasaga Beach on Sunday, December 23, 2012 to which all are welcome, a memorial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to RVH Cancer Care Barrie or your local Salvation Army branch would be appreciated. "There, but for the grace of God, go I"

Published in the Toronto Star on Dec. 22, 2012