CHAMBERS, DOUGLAS CULVER – with great sadness we announce the passing of Doug in his 68th year on April 23, 2015 at his home in Cooks Mills after a brief illness. A great man, he is survived by his loving partner of 23 years, Connie Pilot Michael, son Ryan (Laura), daughter Lauren, two grandsons (“Poppa’s Boys”), Octavious and Zavien. Also survived by his brother Stan, sister Linda Kun (Dave), brothers in law Wayne Redshaw and Dennis Pilot (Angel), sisters in law Margaret Chambers, Sharon Howe (Jim), Dianne Perrella and mother in law Reta Pilot as well as several nieces and nephews.
Doug was predeceased by his parents George and Melba Chambers, sister Dianne Redshaw and father in law Andrew Pilot. He will be remembered for his passion for the outdoors, his dedication to feeding his birds, his love of the family cottage, his joy from fishing in his boat, and his love of Christmas. Doug was actively involved in sports for many years and played on multiple championship teams in baseball and hockey as a goaltender. He was also a die-hard Toronto Maple Leaf fan. Doug was a “Mr. Fix-it” and always enjoyed helping out family, neighbours and friends. He also enjoyed working on his cars, bikes, snowblowers and tractors. Doug retired from Canada Post in 2008 after many years of service. He was also employed in his early years at Fonthill Lumber. Doug had many friends at Trapper’s Sports Bar, and he especially enjoyed his Sunday Buddies, “Cement Heads”, for many years. Doug was happiest when he was with family playing pool, enjoying every moment with grandkids and sitting out back with Connie.
As per Doug’s wishes, Cremation has taken place and a private burial of his ashes will take place at a later date. A Celebration of Doug’s life will take place on Saturday May 9th at 1:00 P.M. at the Lighthouse Church of God, 8652 Sodom Road, Chippawa (corner of Main and Sodom Road). Special thanks to the Walker Family Cancer Centre and Dr. Bak for their care and support during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Doug’s Memory to the Welland Minor Hockey Association or the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to the LAMPMAN FUNERAL HOME, 724 Canboro Road, Fenwick.