Passed peacefully in his sleep, March 4, 2021, at his residence in Royal Gardens Peterborough at the Age of 93. Beloved husband of the late Colleen Miller, together again after 14 years. Doug was the father to 6 children, grandfather to 15, great-grandfather to 19, and great-great-grandfather to 3. He was so proud of them all, and his home was filled with their photos and accomplishments. Originally born in Peterborough, as a youngster Doug was an avid sportsman, participating in lacrosse, football, hockey and boxing. Lacrosse may have been his favourite sport, as not only did he play professional lacrosse in Toledo, Ohio in 1948 and 1949, he also coached a Peterborough juvenile lacrosse team to the Ontario championships in 1952. It was in the sport of bowling that Doug made the most impact. He has made a significant contribution to the development of bowling in Ontario and across Canada. He was a builder, administrator and fundraiser for the sport. His influence in developing the sport and the rules around the sport, at the provincial and national level, has left a lasting legacy to the sport of bowling across the country. He has been inducted into the Ontario 5 Pin Bowler's Association Hall of Fame, Zone "K" YBC Bowling Hall of Fame and is the recipient of the Canadian Bowling Management Promotion Award. He developed nationally recognized programs for 5 Pin Bowling and the Youth Bowling Council was adopted by every Province in 1963. The YBC has had over two million children take part in the program along with thousands of coaches and volunteers. There is not a division in Bowling from Youth to Golden Age that Doug has not influenced. He was also a proud member of the Peterborough and District Sports hall of Fame. He will be dearly missed. As per instructions, cremation has taken place. In expressions of sympathy, donations to the Peterborough and District Sports Hall of Fame can be made in Dougs name. The family would also like to thank the staff of Royal gardens for the excellent care Dad received during his time with them. A special thank you goes out to all nursing staff on the 3rd floor, your kindness and compassion is something that will not be forgotten.
Published in Kawartha Region News on Mar. 9, 2021.