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Doug McMURDY

McMURDY, Doug - 1926-2010 - It is with saddened hearts we announce the passing of Doug on May 16, 2010 at his home in West Brookfield, Mass. Born in Winnipeg, Doug first honed the hockey skills that later brought him to St. Catharines Falcons, earning a distinguished award “The Red Tilson Memorial Trophy, Ontario's most outstanding performance & most gentlemanly - the trait family & friends recall most about him. Doug later moved on to the Toronto Maple Leafs as an original draftpick in 1945, then sold to Eddie Shore, owner of the AHL Springfield Indians. In 2000, Doug was inducted into the Springfield Hockey Hall of Fame. Doug is remembered as an extraordinary family man with a great sense of humour, which made him the “favorite“ of many of his relatives. He leaves behind his wife Donna (Dittrick), daughters JoAnn (Gary) & Laurie, grandchildren Kristi, Jenna, Summer & Dana, as well as sister-in-law Shirley Jouppien (Dittrick) & many relatives from St. Catharines & Niagara Region. Donations in Doug's honour will go to City of St. Catharines, c/o St. Catharines Sports Hall of Fame, P.O. Box 3012, St. Catharines, Ont L2R-7C2. 9083656
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Remembering Doug
Posted by Richard Roth (Friend) On Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Doug worked for my father, a beer distributor in Springfield, MA. Doug was manager of the warehouse. I know my father's worries about the warehouse ended with Doug in charge. I worked for Doug a few summers after I turned 2I (1964 & 65)remember with fondness his quiet authority, his understanding the entire warehouse operation, his humor and lightness, and his wonderful hockey stories. I remember Doug clearly, so important a figure to me. Best

wishes to Doug's children and grandchildren.

I Miss You
Posted by Summer (granddaughter) On Sunday, April 10, 2011
I think about you everyday Pupa. I miss you.

Love,

Summer

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Posted by jane mcquiggin (niece) On Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Just remembering all the wonderful times with you . Never a dull moment with my uncle. He was a great family man, great uncle, always so hospitable, always loving, always cracking a joke, alway there for you whenever needed. You have a legacy that will never be forgotten. yOU WILL BE IN MY HEART FOREVER.

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