Our elderly neighbor, James Douglas Munson – known as Doug – passed away this morning. His wife, Nellie, called me at 6. As soon as I saw him, I called 911 and then gave CPR until they showed up a few minutes later, but it was too late.
Doug was always telling me stories about a Toronto he grow up in ( that does not exist anymore; a place of goose eggs, and chelsea buns ), stories of working at Canada Post (canada’s postal service), the cottage up in the area of the mansfield ski resort, and Family. He was very welcoming to Elicia and me. He loved his flower garden and tomato plants – which caused me some anxiety because I didn’t want to disappoint him. I am lucky to have had Doug as a Friend and a Neighbor. I will miss him, and he will be greatly missed by all that knew him. My condolences to the family.
Here is the notice from the Family (any mistakes are mine, to be posted in the toronto star:
James Douglas “Doug” Munson passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday April 29th 2005 at the age of 76.
Beloved husband of Nellie for 50 Years. Much loved father of Ann, Jim, Ellen; grandfather of Chris, Karen, Nicholas, Michelle, Cheyenne, Samuel, and great grandfather of Brody, Emma, Cole and Zander. Dear brother of Betty, June, Shirley, Ron and the late Dorothy, Ted, Bill and Marjorie.
Friends may call at the Turner & Porter York Chapel 2357 Bloor Street West (GMap ; at Windermere east of the Jane subway), on Tuesday May 3rd 2005 from 9:30 am, until a Service to celebrate Doug’s life in the Chapel at 11:00 am.
In Doug’s memory, donations may be made to the Parkinson Foundation of Canada.