McKinlay, Douglas

July 30, 1947 ~ August 29, 2022

McKINLAY, Douglas Grant – Passed away Monday, August 29, 2022 with family by his side at Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia. Doug was born in Sarnia, June 30, 1947 to George and Gladys (Ross) McKinlay. Doug will forever be missed by the love of his life of 55 years Deborah (Turner), his son Doug Jr (Anita) McKinlay, his daughter Deanna (Alan) Charlton. He was a loving grandpa to Levi, Lauren McKinlay and Keith Charlton. Doug has 13 brothers and sisters. Predeceased by brothers Lyle, James, George, Ronald, Stanley McKinlay and by his sisters Betty Hammond and Anna May Fitzpatrick. Survived by brother Daniel McKinlay and sisters Donna Jackson, Margaret Morton, Mildred McKinlay, Elizabeth Stall and Mary Peats, as well as many nieces and nephews. Doug was employed by Hydro One Lambton Generation Station Courtright for 37 years. Doug was a man of faith and was a Deacon at Voice of Truth Church (Oil Heritage Church) Oil Springs for many years and often be seen taking care of the church grounds. Doug was a devoted animal lover especially to Tiffany Jane and Sally Ann. He was a true-blue Maple Leaf fan.

Special thanks to Debbie Debbie two for all the love. He truly loved you! As well as Lambton Meadowview Villa and Robin Way for taking such great care of Poppy over the years.

Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Thursday, September 1, 2022 from 1-3pm followed by the funeral service at 3:00pm. A light lunch at the fire hall in Oil Springs will follow.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Inn of the Good Shepherd ( or the charity of your choice.

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  1. Deborah , Deanna , Doug Jr plus your entire families, sorry to hear about the passing of Doug. He was a very nice man who never complained about anything. He would enjoy chatting when I’d see him at work. Thinking of you all at this difficult time . He will definitely be missed . Love Always Maureen Bailey and Family xoxo

  2. Deb and Family: Our condolences to you and the family Doug and myself had lots of great conversations riding back and forth to work he’ll be missed.
    Gary & Ethel Sitzes

  3. McKinlay Family,
    My sincerest condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Blessings. Rev. Robin Shepherd and Family.

  4. Dave and I are so sorry to hear about Doug. Our condolences to Deb, Doug and Deanna and family. Memories are forever. Hugs to all.

  5. Debbie and family, So very sorry to hear of the passing of Doug. Condolences to all who knew and loved him. May he RIP

  6. Deb and family, I am so sorry to hear about Doug’s passing,I enjoyed my time when I took care of Doug before my retirement from LMV on third floor. Doug was a kind and loving soul. My condolences Darlene Kirwan.

  7. Deanna & Al Charlton and all your family;
    We send you condolences on the loss of your father. He was a very special person.

  8. Our deepest sympathy. Big Doug was a kind and gentle man. He always put up with our antics with a laugh and a smile. Doug and Debs house was always home to us.

  9. My sincere sympathy to all Doug’s family, extended families .He was a wonderful friend all the years from the time I attended Eddy’s Mills Public School with him.
    I always enjoyed our visits over the years. He always stayed positive, always laughing and always maintaining his strong faith. Remembering him here until we meet again ..

  10. So sorry for your loss. Though many miles away and many years between, I always felt connected to your family and some of my greatest memories are in your home, spent with all of you. Big Doug was always the kindest, friendliest man I knew. He will be missed. Love you guys

  11. Deb and family,I am so sorry for your loss,it was my pleasure to have taken care of Doug.May he RIP know ,his love and memories will always be with you guy’s,I’m sure he will watch over you from heaven.My thoughts and prayers are with you!❤️

  12. Doug was a kind and loving soul.. always a warm smile. May he Rest In Peace 💕 lots of love Deb, Doug and of course, Deanna girl 💕

  13. Doug was so kind and never said anything mean about anyone. In adversity, he chose to become better and not bitter and was an example to those who knew him.

    I loved his visits at the farm after evening church services. Heartfelt condolences to Deb, Doug, Deanna and family. Thinking and praying for you all.💛🙏

  14. I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Uncle Doug will be missed.

  15. Poppy you will be dearly missed by all on Robin Way. May you rest in the sweetest of peace. Thinking of you Debra, take care and find comfort with family ♥️