Cale Leonard Doucette
Cale L. Doucette of Clinton, passed away peacefully, with his daughter at his side, at Clinton Public Hospital, on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. He was in his 96th year.
Cale was the beloved husband for 65 years of the late Verna (Freeman) Doucette (March 2015) and the dearly loved father of Marian Doucette, Clinton. Cale is also missed by his sister-in-law Gail Doucette, Winnipeg and many nieces, nephews and their children.
Cale was predeceased by his parents Harry and Alice (Watson) Doucette, brothers Harold (Florence), Arnold, and Murray (Ileen) Doucette.
Cale was born in Windhorst, Saskatchewan, where he was raised on the prairies. He then lived in Seattle, Washington. Cale’s father, being one of Canada’s first licensed pilots, and his mother, a suffragette and social activist who worked with Tommy Douglas, fostered his love of adventure, big skies and travel.
As one of “Alice’s Angels” he was always up for the challenge, either following the lead of his older brother or participating in the antics of the younger twins.
Cale was a building contractor, leaving a legacy of numerous schools, banks, commercial and residential buildings in Huron, Perth and Bruce Counties. Cale also enjoyed being a craftsman, horseman, fisherman, friend and traveller. His love for adventure continued into his 90s when he remained keen to try glamping, hike glaciers and drive a team of horses in Alberta.
The family wishes to express the deepest gratitude to Drs. Candi Flynn and Patricia Uniac and the palliative care nurses and support staff at Clinton Public Hospital, as well as Dr. Michele Flowers and Dr. Maarten Bokhout, nurse Jessica Bentley and Cale’s treasured PSWs, Amy, Karen and Robert for helping to fulfill his wish to remain at home for as long as possible.
Cremation has taken place. Private family arrangements are entrusted to Falconer Funeral Homes, Clinton.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Clinton Public Hospital Foundation, Clinton United Church, or a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated.
Messages of condolence for the Doucette family are welcome at www.falconerfuneralhomes.com