It is with great sadness that we recognize a well-lived life that ended too soon. Douglas George Pearson was an amazing husband, brother, father, grandfather and friend. Through his passion for sport, he inspired many as a Phys. Ed. teacher, coach, athlete and an Ontario Senior Games Gold Medalist. Doug was also a world traveller, hobby farmer, golf course groundskeeper, music lover and expert dancer. Doug’s optimism and sense of humour will be missed by his wife, Teri (Gertrude nee Donkers); daughters Bronwyn (Kevin) McConvey of Milton, Stephanie of Ottawa, and Meghan of Toronto; his grandchildren, Bryn, Afton and Camden McConvey; his mother, Edna (McWilliam); his siblings, Dan (Mary Jane) Pearson, Scott (Gail) Pearson, Steve Pearson, Joan (Barry) Hatcher, Hélène Brossard and several nieces and nephews. He will also be sadly missed by the entire Donkers family. Doug is predeceased by his father, Alec Pearson and his brother, James Pearson. The family wishes to thank all of the friends who helped make Doug’s last few months comfortable and safe.
Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, (1 west of Main), Exeter on Tuesday evening 7-9 PM and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Precious Blood Church, 200 Sanders Street West, Exeter on Thursday, June 2nd at 11 AM with Father Len Desjardins presiding. Interment Exeter Cemetery.
Donations may be made to the ALS Society of Ontario or the Alzheimer’s Outreach Services, McCormick Home, London.