McMULLEN, William Douglas - It is with heavy hearts that the family of Douglas McMullen announce his passing on Monday February 4, 2019 at the age of 86, at Grey Gables Nursing Home in Markdale with his loving wife Phyllis and granddaughter Christine by his side. Born in Kimberley on January 10, 1933, Doug was a son of the late Leslie and Justina (nee Ellis) McMullen. Doug will be forever remembered by his family and friends as the beloved husband of Phyllis (nee McCrae). He was the loving and caring father of Paul and Brent, and was predeceased by his daughter Heather and his sister Shirley. Doug was the patient, understanding and knowledgeable ‘Supergramps’ and “Grampy’ of Aaron, Kailie, Christine, Edan, Brooke, and was predeceased by his grandson Anson. He was the unbelievable ‘Great Grandfather’ of Dylan, Maia, Lexi, Carter and Brett. Doug was born, raised, married and set roots in Kimberley over 82 years. For Doug it was a great place to live, raise a family and become part of a tight community. Little did Doug know that while he was young and running the roads of Kimberley, he would eventually become employed by the County of Grey maintaining the roads and eventually becoming a Road Superintendent for 33 years. During his retirement he enjoyed working with the South East Grey Community Support Services in Flesherton. Doug was in his comfort zone when surrounded by family and friends, enjoying frequent Kimberley kitchen parties, camping outings, hunting the side hills or swamps of Kimberley, having a pour or just sitting on the back deck gazing at the beauty of Old Baldy. Doug will also be fondly remembered by the members of the Stuart Hunt Camp where he was an honorary member for over 50 years. Doug will be remembered always and cherished by those who were surrounded by his outgoing spirit, welcoming demeanor, laughter and smiles. Raise a glass and say cheers to Doug “SWAMP”, King of the Road, for a life well lived! Doug’s family will receive friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home, The Valley Chapel in Thornbury on Thursday, February 7, 2019 from 5 until 8 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at Grace United Church in Thornbury on Friday February 8, 2019 at 11 o’clock. A service of committal and interment will follow at Thornbury - Clarksburg Union Cemetery. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Huntington Society would be appreciated and may be made through the FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, THE VALLEY CHAPEL , Box 556, Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0 to whom arrangements have been entrusted. HREF="">
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Posted by Cheryl (Friend) On Tuesday, July 16, 2019
My deepest sympathies on hearing of Doug’s passing. He was a very kind man, and will be greatly missed. You are in my prayers
Phylis Paul and Brent and families
Posted by Murray and Marlene WArd (friend) On Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Deepest sympathy to the family on the passing of your Dad Many memories of him and family in the Beaver valley Take care
Sincere condolences
Posted by Randy and Kim Boyd (Friend) On Saturday, February 9, 2019
We are so sorry to hear of Doug's passing. We have many fond memories of camping with Doug and Flossie at Hawthorne Heights, Memorial Park and Rice's Pond. He will be missed.
Sincere Condolences
Posted by ROGER & GLORIA MCRAE (NEPHEW) On Friday, February 8, 2019
Dear Phyllis, Paul, Brent and family. So very sorry to hear about Doug' passing. He was a wonderful man and will be missed dearly by everyone who knew him.

Sincerest sympathies.

Posted by Aubrey Ferguson (Former villager) On Thursday, February 7, 2019
Condolences to Phyllis, Paul, Brent and families. Seems like it was only yesterday that Doug would drive Paul & me to hockey practise or a game in Rocklyn (circa 1964) and he’d even tighten the laces on our skates. As I recall he inherited his Swamp nickname because he could hit a softball beond the confines of the Kimberley ball field and into the swamp just beyond...the ultimate Beaver Valley lad.
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