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Doug HENSON

John Douglas ‘Doug’ Henson, beloved husband of Betty Anne Henson (nee Boucher) of Pembroke, passed away peacefully at Mirimachi Lodge on Saturday October 21, 2023, at the age of 80 years. He was a loving father to Jason Henson (Bonnie) of Peterborough and Amy Henson (Chris) of Dowling. Doug was also a cherished grandfather to Molly and Mitchell Henson. He is survived by his caring siblings, Dianne Jorgensen (Allen) of Kemptville and Janice Driedger (Nick) of Waterloo, as well as his brother-in-law, Marilyn Boucher of Deep River, with his wife Francis predeceased. Doug’s parents, Ruth Henson (Jamison) and John “Jack” Henson, preceded him in death. Graduating from the University of Toronto, Doug pursued his passion for forestry, working with the Department of Lands and Forests and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, primarily stationed at the Pembroke District office. His outdoor pursuits included hunting, fishing, hockey, curling, and golf. He treasured the time spent at the Henson family cottage on Rankin Lake in Parry Sound and the cottage he himself built in Malagash Nova Scotia. Following his retirement, Doug and his wife embarked on various adventures, fulfilling his lifelong dreams of exploring different parts of the world. Visitation to celebrate Doug’s life will take place at the Murphy Funeral Home, 296 Isabella Street in Pembroke on Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday October 25 in the Chapel at 11:00 a.m., followed by interment at Deep River Community Cemetery. In memory of Doug, donations can be made to Parkinson Canada, Forests Ontario, or Miramichi Lodge Foundation. Gratitude is extended to the dedicated staff at Miramichi Lodge in Pembroke for their exceptional care and kindness during this challenging time.

John Douglas ‘Doug’ Henson, beloved spouse of Betty Anne Henson (nee Boucher), passed away peacefully at Mirimachi Lodge in Pembroke on Saturday October 21, 2023, at the age of 80. Born to Ruth Henson (Jamison) and John “Jack” Henson, Doug was a caring brother to Dianne Jorgensen (Allen) and Janice Driedger (Nick). Lovingly remembered by his children, Jason Henson (Bonnie) and Amy Henson (Chris), as well as his cherished grandchildren, Molly and Mitchell Henson. Doug will be deeply missed by his family. He devoted his career to forestry after graduating from the University of Toronto, working with the Department of Lands and Forests and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, predominantly situated at the Pembroke District office. Doug’s fondness for nature was evident through his passion for activities such as hunting, fishing, hockey, curling, and golf. His heart belonged to the Henson family cottage on Rankin Lake in Parry Sound and the cottage he personally built in Malagash Nova Scotia. Retirement allowed Doug and his wife, Betty Anne, to embark on numerous adventures, bringing his lifelong dream of traveling the world to fruition. Friends are invited to attend the visitation at the Murphy Funeral Home, 296 Isabella Street in Pembroke on Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. A Funeral Service to commemorate Doug’s life will take place in the Chapel on Wednesday October 25 at 11 a.m., followed by interment at Deep River Community Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Doug can be made to Parkinson Canada, Forests Ontario, or Miramichi Lodge Foundation. The Henson family expresses their gratitude towards the compassionate staff at Miramichi Lodge in Pembroke for their unwavering care and kindness.

On Saturday October 21, 2023, at the age of 80, John Douglas ‘Doug’ Henson peacefully departed from this life at Mirimachi Lodge in Pembroke. Cherished husband of Betty Anne Henson (nee Boucher) of Pembroke, Doug will be dearly missed. He was a loving father to Jason Henson (Bonnie) of Peterborough and Amy Henson (Chris) of Dowling, and an adored grandfather to Molly and Mitchell Henson. Surrounded by his caring siblings, Dianne Jorgensen (Allen) of Kemptville and Janice Driedger (Nick) of Waterloo, Doug also had a brother-in-law, Marilyn Boucher of Deep River, with his wife Francis predeceased. Preceding Doug in death were his parents, Ruth Henson (Jamison) and John “Jack” Henson. Doug completed his education at the University of Toronto and went on to pursue a rewarding career as a Professional Forester, dedicating himself to the Department of Lands and Forests and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. The Pembroke District office served as his primary base. Doug had a profound appreciation for the great outdoors and cultivated a love for hunting, fishing, hockey, curling, and golf. Special moments were shared at the Henson family cottage on Rankin Lake in Parry Sound and the cottage he constructed in Malagash Nova Scotia. After retiring, Doug embarked on countless adventures across the globe alongside his beloved Betty Anne, as they explored the destinations he had always longed to visit. Family and friends will have the opportunity to reminisce about their fondest memories of Doug during visitation, to be held at the Murphy Funeral Home, 296 Isabella Street in Pembroke, on Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. The Chapel will host the Funeral Service on Wednesday October 25 at 11:00 a.m., followed by interment at Deep River Community Cemetery. As a tribute to Doug, donations can be made to Parkinson Canada, Forests Ontario, or Miramichi Lodge Foundation. The family extends their heartfelt gratitude to the exceptional staff at Miramichi Lodge in Pembroke for their unwavering care and kindness during Doug’s time at the facility.

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