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John INGLIS

John Douglas (Doug) Inglis, aged 80, passed away peacefully at C.E.E. Hospital in Petrolia on August 20, 2023. He was a beloved husband to Shannon Inglis for 44 years and a devoted father to Colleen Elizabeth Inglis. Survived by his sister Joan and her husband Matt Janes, Doug is also mourned by his nieces and nephews, Sara Janes, Andy Janes, Rob London, and Alexis London. Sadly, Doug was predeceased by his parents-in-law Alec and Audrey Bolton, his first wife Mary Inglis, his stillborn son Christopher, his mother-in-law Louisa Bishop, and his sister-in-law Laura Walter.

Born on January 10, 1943, in St. Thomas, Doug spent his early years in different R.C.A.F. bases. He returned to St. Thomas in 1958 to complete his high school education and graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1963. Subsequently, Doug taught various subjects at L.C.C.V.I. in Petrolia for 34 years, specializing in history, geography, and law. He was an enthusiastic coach for junior football, hockey, and curling. Additionally, Doug served as a Councillor and Reeve of the Town of Petrolia and was a valuable member of the Sarnia-Lambton Children’s Aid Society’s Board of Directors.

Doug had a passion for writing, and after retiring, he published a biography of Harold Robert Nicol, the founder of the Helen Kavanagh Nicol Scholarship. He also contributed regularly to the Petrolia Topic and the Sarnia Observer, writing columns on various topics. His dedication to curling led him to volunteer with the Ontario Curling Association for over 15 years, primarily officiating Bantam and Junior level youth competitions. Among his other interests were rock and roll, ABBA, photography, travel, and supporting the Toronto Blue Jays.

A visitation and reception will be held at Needham-Jay Funeral Home in Wyoming on September 14, 2023, from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Cremation has already taken place, and Doug’s remains will be privately interred in Hillsdale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation, the Nicol Community Scholarship Fund, or a charity of choice. Memories and condolences can be shared online at http://www.NeedhamJay.com.

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