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.


  • To Connie and all of Doug’s family and friends, please accept my deepest sympathies and my sincere condolences. As a proud ‘Cement Head’ I enjoyed sharing breakfast with Doug on several Sunday mornings and looked forward to his colorful greetings and commentary on our choice of menu items. For many summers Doug and I were teammates on a slo-pitch team known collectively as the Sardonigus Brothers. A rag-tag group if there ever was one, we enjoyed success on the diamond but more importantly created memories off the field that will last a lifetime. They are too many to list, but just mention the Sugar Shack or Pizza Tree and every one of us will smile with a ‘you had to be there’ note of recollection. Thanks Doug for your friendship. You will be missed greatly, but never forgotten.


  • Doug, so many memories. Christmas dinners at our place when you lived with us, all the ups and downs in your life and Mom’s soft spot for you no matter what you did. You were always her little blonde curly haired, blue-eyed boy. I hope you are with Mom, Dad and Dianne. When I hear the birds, I know you are here with me and when I see a Western movie on T.V. I know I will always be your Indian. You will be FOREVER in my heart.



  • Fond memories of his goalie days with Boyle Falcons, and many chats with my late husband (Cary) when Doug delivered our mail. Thinking of the Chambers family at this difficult time.

  • Your Condolence, to the family my hopes and prayers are with you all, to Dave and Linda may this time you had with him bring peace and fond memories, thinking of you guys all ways!

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