Obituary of Douglas Goodison
It is with profound sadness and heavy heart that we announce the passing of a dear and wonderful husband, father, and papa.
Douglas Brent Goodison, age 71 of Leamington, beloved husband of Yvonne (Cote) Goodison. Was born in Leamington on September 14, 1949. Son of the late Lois (Getty) and Morgan Goodison. Doug passed away peacefully at his residence in Leamington on, Sunday, June 27, 2021, with family at his side.
Loving father of Karen (Al-deceased) DeVogelaere, Kelly (Patti) Goodison, Daryl Goodison, Jason (Shannon) Goodison, and Julia Goodison (Dan Hamlin). Sadly missed by 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Bob (Shelley) Goodison, Val (Ken) Moulton, Randy (Bev) Goodison, Kevin Goodison, Cheryl (Paul) Knutson, Rhonda (Mark) Chorba, Terry (Sue) Goodison, Jon Goodison and predeceased by a sister Judy Bowman (Duane Hornick). Also sadly missed by several nieces and nephews.
Doug was a member of the Wheatley Fire Department for 14 years. He joined the department at the age of 21 and went on to be the youngest captain of his squad at 27. He retired in 1984 from the department.
Doug learned many trades over the years. At a young age helping on the family farm, then at 17 took a job on the oil rigs on Lake Erie. Then taking a position at the Bennie Lumber in Wheatley where he went on the be assistant manager for many years. From there he entered the construction field with Pete Hodgson and electrical with Don Johnson. His final resting was at Hike Metal in Wheatley and retiring at the age of 67.
A special thank you to the Windsor Essex Hospice and the Paramed nursing team who took great care of Doug. Also to the amazing nurses and doctors at the cancer care clinic.
As were Doug’s wishes there will be no funeral home visitation or service at this time. A celebration of Life will be held at a later date for immediate family only. The Hinnegan-Peseski Funeral Home, 156 William St. S. Chatham (519-352-5120) is in charge of arrangements. Cremation took place. Donations to the Windsor-Essex County Cancer Foundation or the Windsor-Essex County Hospice would be appreciated.