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Giffen-Mack Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

4115 Lawrence Ave East, West Hill, ON

OBITUARY

Douglas David Ferrie

January 11, 1928June 5, 2020

Douglas David Ferrie died on June 5, 2020 at Scarborough General Hospital at age 92. He was born in Toronto on January 11, 1928 and lived in the city his whole life. He was an electrician and a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers for over 70 years. He is pre-deceased by his father Alastair and mother Lillie (Hall) whom he looked after for many years. He is also pre-deceased by his brother James and survived by his sister Dorothy Brookfield. Doug is survived by his nephews Stuart, Robert, and Douglas Ferrie and niece Sandra McNamara, all of whom he was very close to and with which he shared his time generously. He also much loved his many grand nieces and grand nephews whom he supported in any way possible.

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Sandra McNamara

June 9, 2020

I have many memories of my uncle, we spent a lot of time together sitting around a puzzle, talking and listening. He would share his life as a boy and young man who grew up in the area we live. One of the funniest stories he would tell was “if they were late to get home – you know we had to be in by the time the street lights came on, and not all the streets had lights – we would hop through the backyards, cause it was quicker. Sometimes we would pass an apple, pear or cherry tree, so of course we picked some. It helped when we got home, the scoulding wasn’t so bad. Anyway, you know those roller skates, the metal ones that you could strap to your shoes, it was surprising how many people would leave them on the back porch. We would gather up several pairs, scround for wood, and in a week or two you could have a pretty good go-cart. All the neighbourhood kids played together, it didn’t matter your age, so it was a lot of fun. Eventually the cops would come around and ask you to return the roller skates. We had fun.”
Yes Uncle Doug, we had fun. Miss you, and love you very, very much.

Kelly McNamara

June 8, 2020

Another photo from the same memorable evening

Kelly McNamara

June 8, 2020

After enjoying a home-cooked meal on my balcony as we watched the sunset over the city. He was fascinated to see how the skyline has changed and the lights they have added to the Prince Edward Viaduct. We laughed a lot together that night with Mom and Nana.

David McNamara

June 8, 2020

Sipping coffee and working on a puzzle. Uncle Doug doing his thing will be greatly missed

Kelly McNamara

June 8, 2020

I remember when he took Sean and me down separately to get some ice cream dipped in hot chocolate and covered in peanuts in The Scarbrough Bluffs. That was the first time I hung out with Uncle Doug alone. I must have been about 5 or 6. He took Sean first and when he went with me he told me stories of the kinds of things he and his friends would do in that area as a young man. We walked by the beach and he made me laugh a lot. He also ended up getting ice cream after he saw how much I loved it. –– It happened just after Papa passed away. He wanted to make sure we knew he was going to always be there for us.

Kelly McNamara

June 8, 2020

My very earliest memory of Uncle Doug is when he took my mom and me to the zoo. I remember my mom being big and round, which means she was still pregnant with my younger brother – Sean. I remember holding his hand as we went to see all the animals. I remember him picking me up lots and pointing everything out.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY