Douglas “Doug” Irwin Sawyer of Paisley, Ontario passed away surrounded by his family at Suncoast Hospice, Palm Harbor, Florida on Sunday October 9th, 2016.
In his final days, Doug was surrounded by his beloved wife Jennifer (Zeller) and children Jamie, Hayleigh, Allyssa, and Tristan. Loving father in law of Jennifer (Orava) and grandfather of cherished granddaughters Clara, Grace, and Haydyn. Doug is also survived by his dear sisters Linda McLaren of Paisley, RuthAnn and John McClinton of Southampton, Darlene and Dennis Neilly of Paisley, June and Doug Catto of Paisley. Doug will further be missed by his mother in law Dolly Zeller, brothers/sisters in law Kim Zeller, Becky and Kevin Baldwin, Zach Zeller, Marlene Sawyer, Helen Sawyer, Sandi Sawyer, Lauralee Sawyer, Jack Riley, and treasured nieces and nephews.
Doug was predeceased by his parents Alma (Stade) and Gordon Sawyer, brothers Tom, Larry, Ken, Jim, and Bruce, as well as sisters Karen Matheson and Dorothy Riley.
Friends will be received at the Knox United Church, 399 Goldie Street, Paisley, Ontario on Friday, October 14th, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9pm. The Paisley Royal Canadian Legion Branch 295 will be holding a legion memorial service at 6:45pm. A funeral service will be held at Knox United Church, Paisley, on Saturday at 11:00am with Rev. Jason Postma officiating. Interment Purdy Cemetery. The family wishes to invite everyone for a celebration of Doug’s life following the funeral service and interment at the Paisley Legion, 338 Goldie Street.
Memorial donations will be sincerely appreciated as expressions of sympathy and can be made to either The Royal Canadian Legion, Paisley Branch #295 (Canada), or Suncoast Hospice at www.thehospicefoundation.org (United States).