Memories & Celebrations of Life:
Obituary - Douglas Dewey
April 24, 1941 - July 27, 2017
It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of our loved one, Douglas Dewey. Douglas (Doug) passed away following a lengthy illness and hospitalization on Thursday July 27th, 2017 at Meno Ya Win Hospital in Sioux Lookout, Ontario.
Doug was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on April 24th, 1941 to parents Baldwin Dewey and Olive Dewey (Starratt). Doug was raised in Hudson and lived there for most of his life. Doug was best known by his family for his love of the land and nature. He was a skilled outdoorsman, fisherman and hunter. His happiest times were spent with friends and family on the shores of Lac Seul and Vermillion.
As a young man, Doug served in the Royal Canadian Navy where he trained and worked on the HMCS Bonaventure aircraft carrier. In the mid-sixties, Doug took his family to live in Williams Lake, British Columbia. Following that, he returned to Hudson and worked in the Hudson Mill until his retirement. As a long-time resident of Hudson, Doug was an active volunteer with the Hudson Fire Department becoming a certified First Responder in the 90’s. Doug was also affiliated with the Royal Canadian Legion and took pride in participating in Remembrance Day ceremonies at the Hudson Cenotaph. Many people also know Doug for his love of cooking and baking. He would often show up for community events and picnics with original dishes, to show off his latest pie recipe and to share stories and colorful jokes.
Doug is survived by his partner Margie Vincent, his children Ted Dewey (Debbie), Amy Hardy (Micheal), Cory Papassay, Melanie Wesley (Conrad Gilles), Corena Wesley (Everette Wicklund), Glenda Wesley (Les Bougone), Patrick Dewey, brother, Brian Dewey, sister, Sharon Arsenault, (Leo Arsenault) and many loving grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family. Doug was a loving, father, partner, grandfather, uncle and friend to all.
Doug is predeceased by his parents, grandparents, partner Christina Papassay, partner, Rena Wesley, daughter Gwen Morrissseau, son David, and grandchildren, Heather and Sharon Dewey.
A very special heart felt thank you to many of Doug’s friends who went out of their way to help him when immediate family was not able to do so. Also, thank you to the nurses at the Meno Ya Win Hospital for their care and support shown to Doug and his family during Doug’s last days. A Celebration of Life service and luncheon will be held on Saturday August 12th, 2017 at 11:00 at the Hudson Community Church.