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John (Doug) Douglas Hines

HINES, John Douglas - 1934-2017 With deep sadness, we wish to communicate the passing of "Doug" Hines - a long-time resident of the GTA, also known as Papa Smurf, Wee Dougie, Cowboy Doug and "Big D," in his eighty-fourth year. In his final moments, at Etobicoke General Hospital, Doug experienced the profound joy of having his loving children, grandchildren and great grandchild by his side. He will be greatly missed by his children Michael Hines, Catherine (Betsy) Hines, and James (Jamie) Hines; grandchildren, Sarah Hines, Alex Hines, Hudson Hines, Christen Latham, Rebecca Laffrade, James Wimpory, & Ashley Hines, and great grandchildren, Wynter Zuch, Charlie Laffrade, Carter Laffrade, and by countless extended relatives and friends.  Doug was pre-deceased by his parents Catherine Hines (nee McClelland) and John Hines, sister Marilyn "Sissy" Ball (the late Karl), and is survived by his sister, Jeanne Fry (Allan) and nephew Jeff. Doug loved his family with his entire being and had tremendous pride in his heart for his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. We are eternally grateful that Doug has left us a legacy of love. His love of dogs and horses were his passions, along with his great love of sports - auto-racing, hockey and football, in particular. We will all miss those special times with him while he enjoyed and shared his passions & his great love of unique comments & profanity not just while watching sports but reading the paper and especially while driving. Friends and family are invited to email for information about Doug. Anyone who knew Doug, was also aware that he had an enormous passion for horses. In lieu of flowers, he would love donations be made in his name to Whispering Hearts Horse Rescue at or please give to Pancreatic Cancer Canada to a personal page at 0
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Posted by Gary Leadbetter (Nephew) On Saturday, December 16, 2017
Dear Michael, Betsy & Jamie, We recently heard your father passed away. When we were a united family your father, Doug, often made us laugh, especially with his colourful sporting tales. I was lucky to enjoy time with him at sports car races, horse ranches, hockey games, family gatherings, & when he & your mom stayed at our home in Calgary during the 1988 Olympics which generated more good stories. Sorry for your loss and I'm sure he will be missed. Our thoughts & condolences to your family.

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