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Douglas Earl Start

June 18, 1931 ~ September 23, 2020 (age 89)


START Douglas “Earl” – Passed peacefully on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 at the Woodstock Hospital in his 90th year. Loving husband to the late Jean Start (2016). Cherished father to David (Susan) Start, Stephen (Diane) Start and Nancy-Lee (Hank) Hazeleger. Forever missed by his sister Barb Logan (late Mac), Catherine (Bob) Furlong and Donna (Wayne) Brown. Fun loving Grandpa to Mary Beth (Jerry), Virginia Start (Lucas), Kaylagh (Joel) Vanwyck, Tarryn (Chris) Dragos, Darren (Kendra) Hazeleger, Gary (Alyssa) Hazeleger, Marty (Jackianne) Hazeleger, and Claire Hazeleger. Cherished Great Grandpa to Cameron, Zachary, Aurelia, Isaac, Chloe, Tessa, Edison, Jake and April. Earl will also be missed by two sister-in-law’s Barb Start and Joan Ketchabaw. Earl will be remembered by many nieces, nephews and friends. He is predeceased by his sister Audrey (Al) Sullston, brothers George (Kay) Start and Howard Start. There will be a private family gathering at a later date and a private graveside service will take place at the Pleasant View Cemetery in Curries.   If desired, memorial contributions to the Woodsock Hospital would be appreciated and may be arranged through the Brock and Visser Funeral Home, Woodstock (519-539-0004). Expressions of love and sympathy may be placed and viewed online at

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