Douglas Kenneth Gowanlock: December 24, 2020

Douglas Kenneth Gowanlock passed away at Grey Bruce Health Services in Southampton on December 24th, Christmas Eve (2020) at the age of 70 years following a long battle with cancer.

Doug is lovingly survived by his wife Linda (Ferguson), son Andy and his wife Kelsey, and grandson Bodhi. He will be missed by his brother Neil and his wife Liz, his sister Jean and her husband Brent Penhale, and sister-in-law Heather. Predeceased by his brother Gord, and parents Kenneth and Janet (McDonald). Dear son-in-law of Connie (Eaid) Ferguson and brother-in-law of Leslie Botte, Barry and his wife Angela, and Karen and her husband Tony Alberts. Beloved uncle of Sara, Tiffany, Luke, Courtney, Nolan, Natasha, Stephanie, Patrick and Ted.

Doug lived all his life in Saugeen Township.

After graduating from the University of Waterloo, he worked at Gowanlock Farms dairy operation and the Federation of Agriculture before becoming a Co-operators Insurance Agent in Port Elgin.

After retirement, Doug continued to work at  Beagle Run Nursery that provided the area with plantings and landscaping services.  He was often seen in his rubber boots traipsing through the greenhouses or on his tractor.

“I remember a day when I was looking to get some kind of rubber edging material.  Doug said, “hold on – I have something you can use.”  It was perfect.  I asked how much the cost was and he said, “don’t worry about it … I was just going to get rid of it anyway.” (I don’t think so) Sandy Lindsay

    Historic Dunblane Church with Beagle Run                              floral  displays

Doug was also proud of his family’s long-time history in Bruce County. His early pioneer family helped to build the historic Dunblane Church on the River Road along the Saugeen River, of which he was proud and helped to maintain, and that celebrates its historic anniversary every August.

Doug also served on the Saugeen Township Planning Board, was Vice-deputy Mayor on Saugeen Shores Town Council after amalgamation, was past-President of Port Elgin Rotary and was an avid hunter.

Spring interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery. Memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated as an expression of sympathy.