DOUG STEELE

Steele-DeathDOUG STEELE

Doug Steele of Gore Bay passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Friday, July 22, 2016 in his 87th year. Beloved husband to Eleanor for over 64 years. Doug will be sadly missed by his son Mike and daughter Anne Steele-Giffin. Beloved Grampa to Connor, Stephanie, Skye and Darcey (Andre) and Great Grampa to Alexander. Sadly missed by his brother Bill (Betty) Steele and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his parents Wilbert and Annie (Thompson) Steele, brothers Mackenzie and Ross and sisters Jessie, Stella, Gwen and Marion. Doug had many careers throughout his life. He was an electrician, a store owner, a guide, and a tourist camp owner, but his favourite job was in the bush. He spent many happy hours working at Meldrum Bay, his favourite place on earth. In his earlier years Doug was involved in many community groups. He was past president of the Gore Bay Curling Club, a charter member of the Manitoulin Country Club and active in the Rotary Club and the Masonic Lodge. He was also very involved in various committees in Dawson Township. He loved to socialize with his friends, and was often found around the piano adding his voice to the song; sometimes with a wee scotch in his hand. Doug was an avid reader, till his last days he would read the local papers. Throughout the years Doug and Eleanor traveled a bit, but he never found a place he would rather be than on Manitoulin Island at Bass Lake, preferably with his children and grandchildren and his dogs around him. A memorial service will be held at the Simpson Funeral Home, Gore Bay on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 2 pm. Memorial donations may be made to the Manitoulin Lodge Auxiliary or the Gore Bay Medical Clinic as expressions of sympathy. Online condolences may be made through www.simpsonfuneralhome.ca.