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Mr. Douglas Thibault, age 69 years, a resident of Thunder Bay, passed away peacefully in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hospice Unit, on Saturday, June 6, 2015 with family and lifelong friend Roy by his side. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend.

Doug was born on April 25, 1946 in Port Arthur, Ontario to Charles and Lillian Thibault.  He met his wife Phyllis and they were married on February 5, 1966 and had three wonderful children who meant the world to him. Doug’s life revolved around his family, friends, and his zest for life. He was a lifelong member of the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines and worked as an Iron Worker for more than 30 years. Doug’s interests included fishing, camping, prospecting, and travelling.

He also loved the times he spent vacationing in Arizona. Doug adored his granddaughter Autumn and  treasured every moment he spent with her. He also loved Ace, his Black Labrador and was rarely seen without him.  Doug was a generous man who took care of everyone.

Dad will be sadly missed. He leaves behind Phyllis, his wife of 49 years; daughter Tracy (Robert Jardine); son Jaysen; and son Rodney (Amanda Karusewicz), and granddaughter Autumn; brothers Charlie and Wayne (Michelle); sisters Donna Laurentius (Marvin) and Bev (Bob) and many precious nieces and nephews.

Doug was predeceased by his mother Lillian, father Charles and his brother Brian, mother-in-law Alice and father-in-law Len Wakefield.

Funeral Services celebrating Doug’s life will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 11, 2015 in the Chapel of Harbourview Funeral Centre, 499 North Cumberland Street, presided by Rev. Fr. Chris Harper of St. Michael & All Angels Anglican Church. 

Interment in Sunset Memorial Gardens will follow the reception. 

Visitation for family and friends will begin one hour prior to the service. Should friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation – Northern Cancer Fund or Diabetes Health Thunder Bay would be greatly appreciated.


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