Douglas Russell Matchett
Doug Matchett passed away early Monday August 26th, 2019 at the age of 76. Born September 10, 1942 in Milford Bay- Monk Township. Beloved husband of 51 years to Mary Lou Matchett. Cherished Father to Martin Matchett (Angie) and Ivy Cameron. He was dearly loved by grandchildren Kayla and Kenny Matchett, and Spencer and Russell Cameron. Devoted brother-in-law to Harold & Pauline Dawson, Ken and Barbara Dawson, Don (predeceased) and Donna Dawson, Cliff and Brenda Dawson, John and Lenore Dawson, and Margaret and Merle Bodenham. Caring brother to Raye and Steve Matchett (Sharon). Uncle to so many nieces and nephews, as well as great nieces and nephews. He was an incredibly involved and caring father, mechanically gifted and a talented musician. Doug played for many years in a band; Bill Meeks and the Party Gang, with whom many great memories were made. Later in his life, Doug worked at the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital as a maintenance mechanic. We would like to express our appreciation to all the dear friends and extended family that provided Doug with support and fellowship. Thank you also to Dr. Cross, Dr. Drohomyrecky and the loving care of the staff at the Pines. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, 118 McMurray St, Bracebridge, 12 noon, Saturday October 12, 2019. With a visitation 1 hour before at the church and a reception to follow at the Bracebridge Legion 168 Muskoka Rd.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Pines Long Term Care Home, The Canadian Cancer Society, The Alzheimer’s Foundation, CINB or a charity of your choice. Service details to be determined.