Douglas Edwin Wood, died peacefully Friday, October 2nd, 2020, at Chatham-Kent Hospice with family at his side.
He was born December 6, 1949, the son of the late Russel and Theresa (nee Wolfe) Wood. Brother to Patricia Wood, Gary Wood (Sue), Karen Parent (Randy), uncle, great uncle, faithful friend, kind and thoughtful neighbour.
Doug was a graduate of Blenheim District High School, and following a brief stint in the Canadian Armed Services, attended St. Clair College where he took accounting. He retired from Securatis in 2014, and has since enjoyed the freedom to visit with family and friends, bowl weekly, and attend bowling tournaments with the ‘Club 55+’ group from the Blenheim Bowling Alley.
He was the family genealogist, keeping the family tree up-to-date and ensuring immediate family were informed of who had passed and their relationship. He was an accomplished bowler (except for the occasional gutter ball) and his favourite annual activity was to attend the Zimmerman family reunion in Michigan, where he would catch up on the lives of his mother’s side of the family.
Doug’s love for family was demonstrated with his nieces and nephews, Rick, Pam, Michael (Pat), KC and Alex (Gary & Sue), Victoria Stewart, Stephanie Glogowski, Amy Parent-Jacobs, Jason and Jon Parent (Karen & Randy), and loved surrounding himself with photographs of his twenty great nieces and nephews. His consideration of friends and neighbours was often demonstrated through his willingness to transport those who could no longer drive to medical tests and appointments, and to spend time with them playing cards and just being a companion while watching a television program.
“It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.” ― Charles Dickens
Douglas will be cremated and interred with his parents at Craford Cemetery in a private service. A link, to a personal memorial video, will be distributed to family and friends, and also placed on the Life Transitions website.
The family extends their heartfelt gratitude to the nurses, support workers and volunteers from Medicine A at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, and at the Chatham-Kent Hospice. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Donations to Chatham-Kent Hospice would be much appreciated.