CHAFE, Douglas Howard
It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of our loved husband, father and papa on Saturday September 29, 2018, at 8:55 p.m. Born in Petty Harbour, Newfoundland on August 4, 1940 he spent his youth exploring the hills of Petty Harbour, jumping ice flows with his friends and brothers, trekking out to Cow Pond for swimming and many other activities that in the 50’s were normal boy behaviour and now would be illegal. His many stories had us all questioning how he ever survived his childhood. Dad moved to Toronto in 1955 and in 1959 met the young woman who would become his wife in 1965. Their first daughter was born in 1967 followed by 2 more girls in 1971 and 1975. There were many, many happy years at “the farm” in Tottenham where they lived for 28 years before retiring to Barrie. Dad leaves behind his wife Joan, daughters Christine, Colleen, Kathleen and son-in-law Giuliano who he has always loved like a son. Papa will be deeply missed by his grandchildren Julia, Olivia, Kaitlyn, Myles, Alexandra and grand-dogs Lily, Dixie, Callie, Sophie and Zoe. Also survived by his siblings Clyde (Diana), Linda (Dieter), Ruth and brother/sister-in-laws John (Leonie) and Gord (Lynne) Mill , Frank and Lorne. Predeceased by siblings Reg, Gwen (Bill), Beryl, David, Peggy and brother-in-law Arlie. Dad has many nieces and nephews who he loved dearly.
Cremation has taken place.
A service/celebration of life will be held on Friday, October 5, 2018 at Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street South, Bolton at 12:00 p.m.
Dad’s ashes will be spread at Cow Pond in Petty Harbour Newfoundland in the spring as he always wished. Dad would have greatly appreciated donations to Seasons Centre for Grieving Children in lieu of flowers. www.grievingchildren.com 705-721-5437 ext. 301.
Special love and thanks to Mike, Larry and Eleanor Reid for making dad’s day on numerous occasions by bringing their guitars and learning/singing dad’s favourite songs. We sincerely thank the amazing staff at Mill Creek Care Centre for the laughter and the kind and loving care dad received in his final days particularly from his PSW’s Sean, Nancy, Gina, Johanna and nurses Jasna and Sam. As dad would have said “Lord tunderin Jesus B’ye back to Cow Pond I go”.
Condolences for the family may be offered at www.EganFuneralHome.com