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Monday December 10, 2012

DOUGLAS, Jessie Lucille (nee Robertson)

On December 7th, 2012 at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital. Beloved and loving wife for 63 years of the late J.M. 'Don' Douglas. Survived by her loving daughter Jill Douglas and her beloved grandchildren: Douglas Wynn (Karen) of North Port, Florida; Christie Wynn (Tim Tonner) of St. George, Ontario; Linda MacMillan (Kier) of Victoria, B. C., and her dear great grandchildren Breagh and Brin MacMillan. Predeceased by her brother Ronald Robertson and her son-in-law Fraser Cooper. Missed by her brother Gordon Robertson of Ottawa, Ontario and her sister-in-law Sheila Robertson of Inglewood, Ontario, as well as many nieces and nephews. Lucille grew up in Regina, Saskatchewan. She was chosen to be Regina's youth representative for Canada at the Coronation of King George VI in 1937, subsequently winning Queen Mary's prize for an essay on the Commonwealth. She received her B.A. degree from the University of Saskatchewan at the age of 19. During the war she became an inspector of guns and gun carriages being shipped overseas from Montreal, where she met her beloved husband. She was a stalwart partner for Don in his many postings in the R. C.A.F. during World War II, and in the mining industry, including isolated camps in the N.W. Territories and in far northern Saskatchewan - until settling in Galt, Ontario in 1963. Lucille took great joy in her family, books, her many gardens (nine) and travelling, especially in England. She was a founding member of Heritage Cambridge, long-time member of the Galt Shakespeare Club, and the University Women's Club. By her request there will be no service, but visitation will be held on Saturday, December 15th, 2012 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Coutts Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge (519-621-1650). Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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