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Douglas Bruce Carruthers

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Douglas Bruce Carruthers

August 20, 1948 - August 14, 2021

Peacefully at Streamway Villa Nursing Home on Saturday August 14th, 2021 in Cobourg, Ontario at the age of 72 years old. Pre-deceased by his parents Gordon and Grace (Brown) Carruthers. Loving brother to the late Margaret (Everett) LeBarr, Malcolm (Cathy) Carruthers, Gladys Morris, and the late Wendy (Maurice) Cole. Loving uncle to Cindy, Ashton, Cecilia, Christopher, Jennifer, Trisa, and Whitley. Doug was a retired farmer and organist at many area churches. A graveside service will be held on Saturday August 28th, 2021 at 2 pm at Cobourg Union Cemetery in Cobourg, ON. Those wishing may make a memorial donation to Streamway Villa or St. Andrews Presbyterian Church.

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Karen & Chris Hoskin - September 13, 2021

Sorry for your loss of Doug, thoughts are with you. Chris & Karen Hoskin and family

Debbie Fingas - September 10, 2021

Sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. Doug was a friend and faithful member of the RCCO. My condolences to his family.

Marg Bridges - September 2, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Marlene Randall - August 31, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Rod MacKenzie - August 30, 2021

Doug and I sang in the bass section together at St. Andrews. Every Thursday we sat beside each other at practice . A lot of quips passed between us and we shared a lot of laughs . He gave help willingly and freely. I will miss him and always remember him . Sorry for your loss. Rod

Jaine Klassen Jeninga - August 28, 2021

I have many fond memories of spending summers at the Summer Institute of Church Musicians with Doug. My deepest condolences to the family.

Wayne Brown - August 26, 2021

I was very sad to learn of the death of Douglas, my first cousin. I have many fond memories of my family's visits to the Carruther's farm when Douglas was young. And I'm glad I got to visit him a couple of times in recent years. Douglas still had the frequent smiles and chuckles. On the heels of Wendy's recent passing as well, I offer my sincerest condolences to Gladys and Malcolm. My thoughts and prayers are with you both. Wayne Brown Ottawa

Marsha and Gary Jones - August 25, 2021

We are very sorry to hear of Doug’s death. He was always welcoming to us whenever we crossed paths. I enjoyed chatting with him during my visits to Streamway.

David Jones - August 25, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

David Jones - August 25, 2021

So sorry to hear of Doug's passing. We always enjoyed his visits and the times he was able to share his organ playing talents at St. Andrew's Church in Cobourg. Sincere condolences to the family.

Martha Stewart - August 24, 2021

So sorry to hear of Douglas’s passing ,condolences to all the family 🙏🏻

Lynda young - August 24, 2021

I am sorry to hear of Doug's passing. We were in the same class in Mervin Greer School . The last time I saw him was about 5 years ago while I was visiting my family and had a long and wonderful catch up conversation

Roslyn (Mann) Smart - August 24, 2021

Gladys and Malcolm, and families: So sorry to hear about Doug - our condolences to you all, and the cousins. Roslyn and Rob Smart

Dorothy Way (Young) - August 23, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Streamway Villa

Dorothy Way (Young) - August 23, 2021

I am so saddened to hear of Doug’s passing. I attended Merwin Greer Public School with Doug and his siblings. It was a small school, we all played together and I have fond memories of Doug and all the Carruthers children during that time. Sending my condolences to Doug’s family.

David Sarles - August 23, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Brenda Summers - August 23, 2021

To Doug's Family: So sorry to hear of Doug's passing. He volunteered here at Extendicare Cobourg for many years playing the piano. We always looked forward to his visits and his music lifted everyone's spirits. You are in our thoughts at this time of loss.

Dalton and Heather McDonald - August 23, 2021

Our most sincere condolences to Doug’s family in his passing. He was one of our Tim Horton’s coffee family.. a pleasure to chat with him . He always had s smile and kind words to say .. he loved a good visit . Much sympathy to all of you .

wendy bowman - August 23, 2021

We are sorry to hear of Doug;s passing. We always had good chats with Doug at Tim Hortons .He was a kind gentle soul. Our love and prayers go out to your family at this time. Cherish all the good memories. Wendy and Rick

Lois Fenton-Leber - August 22, 2021

My condolences to the Carruthers siblings. I remember Douglas.

Peter Verleysen - August 22, 2021

So sorry for your families loss

Alma Beston - August 22, 2021

Dear Family of Doug, Doug was unfailingly friendly and certainly had a gentle heart and a love of His Lord that he expressed through his ministry of music and church involvement. He is now with His Lord and Saviour as promised and experiencing all the joy and love that He won for us on the cross. The peace of Christ be with you all.

Margaret Greenwood - August 22, 2021

Dear Gladys and family, Our most sincere condolences on the passing of Doug. He was such a talented and humble man. He shared his gifts with so many in his church and in the community at large. Our thoughts are with you all, The Greenwood family

Gordon Jibb - August 22, 2021

Very sorry to hear of Doug and Wendy's passing. Our respect for the Carruthers family has spanned the generations. Marg & Gord Jibb

Ken and Karen Kettle - August 22, 2021

To Doug’s family we extend our heartfelt sadness upon hearing of his passing. He was a very kind and gentle man and always had time to chat witty you. May you Rest In Peace Doug.

Sally Rohde - August 22, 2021

The Carruthers are a Well Known, Long Time Respected Farming Family in This Area. I Did Not Know Doug Well, But His Reputation Was of a Kind, Gentle , Quiet Soul Who Excelled at Playing the Organ in Churches. Music Enriches Our Lives, and When You Have That Musical Talent, and Share It With Others, It Brings Peace & Joy. My Sincere Condolences To The Carruthers Family.

Joan and Don Diminie and family - August 22, 2021

Gladys and the Carruthers family: Sorry to hear about Doug, he will be missed around Cobourg. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Vicki Kimmett - August 21, 2021

My sincere condolences to the Carruthers family on the passing of Douglas. I went to public school with Douglas and other members of the family, as well as being neighbours since those days. May his memory always bring a smile.

Michelle Harrison - August 21, 2021

Please except my deepest sympathy in the passing of Doug. He was a kind soul who always had a smile on his face. It was an honor to be one of his care givers. Doug you will forever hold a piece of my heart. God bless to you all.

Barry Van Dusen - August 21, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with all the members of Doug's family. He was a kind and gentle man.

Dave Marta and Tom Sarles - August 21, 2021

We are so sorry to hear of Cousin Doug’s passing. Our condolences go out to his sister Gladys and his brother Malcolm. I have so many fond memories of Doug from when I was a boy. He was so talented and strong. He will be missed.

Neil and Andrea Randall - August 21, 2021

In remembrance to our cousin Douglas we give our sincere condolences to his brother Malcolm and sister Gladys in his passing on August 14 /2021. He had many talents and was always a happy caring person to all his friends and family. He gave so much to all those around him and will be missed by the entire family. Farewll Douglas until we meet again. May God be with you!

George Taylor - August 21, 2021

Malcolm and Cathy. Mary Lou and I were sorry to hear of Doug and Wendy passing. Condolences to all of your families. May they always be in your memories.

Bryan and Roberta Armstrong - August 21, 2021

We were sorry to hear of Doug's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Doug's family.

Ruth and Bob Kerr - August 21, 2021

We remember Doug’s contributions as an organist and choir member, his mild manner and his pleasant nature. Our condolences to Gladys and the rest of Doug’s family.

Jim & Marnie Workman - August 21, 2021

Our sincere condolences to the Carruthers family at this very difficult time. Doug will always be remembered & appreciated for his generous helping hand on the farm whenever we needed it back in his farming days. Thank you, Doug!

Derrick Cunningham - August 21, 2021

Very sad to hear this news and sending sympathies to the family. In addition to working (and singing) with Doug at St. Andrew's, he would stop by the store during outdoor festival events and say hello. Such a lovely, kind person.

Betty Sandercock - August 21, 2021

Sending my condolences to Gladys and the family of Doug. Always enjoyed chatting with Doug while visiting Mom at Streamway. He always had a smile for everyone.

Greg Carkner - August 21, 2021

I first met Doug when he was doing organ supply at Calvary Baptist Church after we first came to Cobourg 30 years ago. After I became the regular organist, he continued to do summer supply for us. Over the years, we talked from time to time about various organs, churches, and concert organists. I appreciated his quiet sense of humour, and am sorry that the pandemic made it difficult to be in touch with him personally in the last little while. I am sure we will all miss this gentle gentleman.

Laurie Seale Vandewater - August 20, 2021

Condolences to Gladys and family...may you feel supported by your friends and family at this time of loss.

Bernice Roberts - August 20, 2021

So sorry to hear of the passing of Doug. I have good memories of Doug when I visited Mom (Alice Roberts) at Streamway. He was a very nice man and always very talkative and pleasant. My condolences to his family.

Louise Baxter - August 20, 2021

Sorry to read of Doug's passing. Sending sympathy to all the family. Sincerely Louise Baxter

Sue la berge - August 20, 2021

Gladys and family Sorry to hear the news about your brother. May you share happy memories and find peace Sue and joe la berge

Audrey Wilson - August 20, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Brenda Tran - August 20, 2021

Dear Gladys and family My heart goes out to you in your time of loss. A big hug to you. Think of you often.

Susan Spicer - August 20, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Doug's passing. I went to public school with Doug and his sister Marg, and Doug and I reconnected a few years ago when he was living at St. Peter's Court. My heartfelt sympathy to Doug's family.

JOAN MARSHALL - August 20, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and comfort for the family. Rest in Peace and fly with the angels

Dianne Lee - August 20, 2021

Dear Gladys and family I was so very sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. He was such a nice and caring man. Gladys you were such a comfort and support to Doug during your caregiving journey hugs to you

Peter Brotherhood - August 20, 2021

Doug was a faithful member of our SPRED Team at St Andrews Presbyterian Chuch. At times, he would play the organ for our "church prayer time'. Also, for a while, he lived at St Peter's Court. I recall my conversations with him at the Streamway Villa before I gave him Comunion. He was such a caring man. He will be missed. Sincerely, Peter Brotherhood