In loving memory of Douglas William “Doug” Pitkethly, 100 years, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 24th, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Villa. Doug was born in St. Catharines, Ontario to Mary Milligan and William Pitkethly. He was predeceased by his loving wife Jean in March 2013. He is survived by his devoted son Cam (wife Marian) and his three adoring granddaughters Erin (Dan Dorval), Amy (Rob Simpson) and Katie (John Badovinac). He is fondly remembered as Great Grampa Pit by Molly and Bronwyn Pitkethly, Lucy and Miller Simpson and William and Adam Badovinac.
Doug served in the Canadian navy during WWll on the HMS Mahone. He met and married Jean Shortts in Fort Erie, Ontario and moved north to own and operate Lift the Latch Lodge on the French River from 1945-1951. After moving to Sudbury, they opened Pits House of Treasures in 1962 where Doug also continued boat building and wood carving. Jean and Doug retired to enjoy winters in Key West, Florida and summers on Lake Penage.
He was predeceased by his sisters Betty, Peggy and Ruth and his brother Bruce. Sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. Doug had a great affection for his beloved dogs. The family thanks the staff at St. Joseph’s Villa for their kindness and excellent care. A family memorial will be held this summer at lake Penage. “A lifelong sailor…he’s now forever sailing”.
Arrangements entrusted to the Jackson & Barnard Funeral Home
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Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Douglas William Doug Pitkethly Sunday March 24th 2019..
Décès pour la Ville: Sudbury, Province: Ontario