Douglas Hosfeld

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Douglas Hosfeld on Tuesday September 29, 2020 at Chatham Kent Health Alliance. Son of both the late Margaret (nee VanDette) and Richard Douglas Hosfeld. Loving husband of Mary for over 61 years. Father of Doug (Donna), Kathy Moore (Tom), Daniel (Sarita), Richard Hosfeld, Michael (Tricia) and Karen Cicerone (Tony). Grandfather of 22 and great grandfather of 10. Doug is the big brother of 3 loving sisters and 2 brothers; Kay Boyd (the late Delmar), Helen Morin (Jim), Robert (Shirley), the late Dot Einoff (Mike) and the late Roy Hosfeld. The famous “Uncle Doug” to many nieces and nephews. Also survived by many brothers and sisters in law. Doug retired from Siemen’s after many years of service. He was an avid Bridge player, always enjoyed his annual Tigers games with “The Boys”. Doug loved country music, the outdoors and all kinds of DIY projects -But, his overriding passion was always his family. Next to Mary, his love and pride was for his children and their spouses, his loving grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, whom he loved unconditionally. They are his pride and joy – his LEGACY. He always cherished the love and devotion they all gave in return. He will live in our hearts forever. His family will continue to remember him privately. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Chatham Kent Health Alliance Foundation.

20 Comments on “Douglas Hosfeld”

  1. Doug was a great brother-in-law since I was 11 yrs old. You could always count on him to drop things if you needed anything. Doug will be remembered with love and a smile. So many memories. Love you Doug. RIP

  2. Love you now and forever Dad. You were a great role model and I appreciate everything you did for us in life. You sacrificed to give us each a better life and you will live forever in my heart. Truly a great man!

  3. It is with a saddened heart that I am speaking to the passing of Doug Hosfeld.

    Mr. H. was a kind-hearted and welcoming man.

    I was fortunate to have spent some time with him in life.

    To the departed.

  4. Uncle Doug you are going to be missed by us all. Especially me ,you were always there when I needed a ride from the hospital or even when my car broke down. My family loves you very much . R.I.P. Dear sir.

  5. Our deepest condolences to all the family. Wonderful man who was a joy to talk to . He will be saddly missed by all .

  6. My heart goes out to all of you who mourn the loss of Doug. I mourn with you. Truly a beautiful person.
    I will always remember his warm smile and his kind heart.
    Rest In Peace Doug

  7. To a man that I called Doug then Dad and finally Boss. In the 30 years that I was fortunate to know this man, I learn how much of a leader he was. With his soft spoken voice and a heavy heart his leadership was truly unforgettable. I thank God for bringing this man into my life. He took me in and treated me as one of his own. His kindness will never be forgotten.
    RIP Dad

  8. My Sympathy goes out to the Hosfeld Family, we known Doug for a while and he was a great friend.He was a gentle man. R.I.P. My friend.

  9. To Doug’s family:

    Extending my sympathy on your loss.
    Doug was one of my ‘favorite’ supervisors at Siemens, he was a fun guy, and I always enjoyed our conversations. He will be missed!

    Sherry Anderson

  10. A lot of first times in my life:

    First microwaved hotdog and first microwave I ever saw.

    Largest purchase of pop I have ever seen in a houshold (as a young lad it seemed like it was a variety store)

    First time watching someone build a shed. (Got to see this twice)

    First time watching someone bring down a tree in the city (2 trees and they were massive)

    Helped our family move multiple times. He was always there.

    Many great trips to Tiger baseball games.

    Thanks for all the wonderful memories Mr. H.

    You will be missed.

  11. Condolences to Mary and the Hosfeld family ….so sorry to hear of Doug’s death. Sending prayer’s with God’s grace and love to all your hearts. Clare and Paul Latimer and family

  12. Sending heartfelt condolences to you Mary and your family. Doug was a super guy with his big smile. Such great memories playing bridge with you both when Gary was alive.

  13. So very sorry to read of the passing of your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with ALL of you.

  14. It’s impossible to measure how important Doug was to the whole Sutherland Family He was a brother to me, from the first time Mary brought him home, back in 1957(?) Mom & Pop always appreciated that Mary brought another bridge player to the table & I’m sure they’re glad to have him back in the 4th seat at that big bridge game in Heaven
    RIP, Doug

  15. To the Hosfeld Family!

    My sincere condolences to Doug’s Family. I worked with Doug at Fram and found him a great guy and a real gentleman!
    He will be missed!

  16. To the Hosfeld Family!
    My sincere condolences to the Hosfeld Family.
    I worked with Doug at Fram and he was a great guy and a real gentleman!

  17. Fantastic man … I share many firsts along with Jeff C. Wishing Mrs. Hosfeld and family the presence of peace in endless memories.

  18. Hard to put into words how much we will miss Uncle Doug. He was truly a family man and we were incredibly blessed to be recipients of his love and kindness. He made everyone feel loved with his warm, welcoming smile and selfless nature. The world is a dimmer place without him in it. All our love to Aunt Mary and the rest of the family.

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