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Douglas "Doug" Rooke


Douglas "Doug" Rooke
ROOKE, Douglas Carl
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Douglas Carl Rooke announces his passing at Hospice Wellington, Guelph on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at the age of 85. Born on June 7, 1934. Doug was the youngest of 13 children who all predeceased him along with his mother Bertha and father John. He was also predeceased by his father-in-law George Coverdale. Doug was an energetic, dedicated hard working Transport Driver; serving many years with both CN Railways and Koch Transport, in the era of C.B. Radio he was known as the “Lonesome Trucker” and the “Candyman”, as he supplied sweets to his many contacts on his delivery route. In his early teens , he was a member of the Preston Ontario Bantam All Ontario Champions 1947-48. This love of skating would keep him hitting the ice into his 80’s. In addition to skating his attachment to the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Blue Jays never diminished. Dad loved dogs. When he wasn’t walking his dog, he could be seen with his loving wife Eileen, travelling on foot through the Galt core and surrounding trails. Eileen gets the credit for keeping Dad on a proper diet and exercise. She also was the “Travel Planner” for many cruises. Doug is survived by his loving wife Eileen of 53 years, mother-in-law Agnes Coverdale and brother-in-law Robert Coverdale and sister-in-law Margaret Rooke. Sons; Ken (Betty), Dave (Debbie), Brad (Jen), Ron (Terri-Lyn), Daughters; Nancy Falle (Bob), Kathryn Chiarot (Dennis). Grandsons; Johnny, Donny (Alicia) and Jason Reid. David Jr.,Tristan, Henry, George and Theodore Rooke. Grandaughters; Tonya Beattie (Rob), Miranda Godin (Gerry), Judy Goad (Paul), Karen and Kourtney Falle as well as several Great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service and Celebration of Doug’s life will be held at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, N., Cambridge on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 11 am with visitation one hour prior to service time in the Chapel. A special thank you to the caring staff at Wellington Hospice. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Wellington Hospice or Cambridge Humane Society would be appreciated by the family.
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Service Date
Friday, November 22, 2019