Douglas Fairbairn Henderson
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Douglas Fairbairn Henderson on April 30, 2023. He was in his 65th year.
Doug was the beloved husband of Christine Page Henderson for almost 40 years, the loving father of Craig, Guelph and Emily (Kyle Banton-Jones), Uxbridge, the dear brother of Bev (Dorothy) Henderson, Shirley (Doug) Mills and Murray (Carol) Henderson and the dear brother-in-law of Deb (Tom) Shurrie and Diane Page (John Maybury). He will be missed greatly by his many nieces and nephews, cousins, friends and colleagues.
Doug was born in Seaforth on March 30, 1959, the youngest child of the late Arthur and Doe (Walters) Henderson. He graduated from Seaforth District High School in 1978 and attended Ryerson (now TMU), graduating with a Bachelor of Business Management Degree in 1985. In 1993, he obtained his Certified Professional Purchasing designation.
Doug’s career spanned over 40 years with him working at Metalumen in Guelph, Heron Cable/Easy Heat in Waterloo and Elmira, Vicwest in Stratford and Norwell Dairy/CG Wellington in Drayton and Waterloo. He worked primarily in purchasing, inventory control and supply chain management, but, for seven years, he was the Operations/Plant Manager for Easy Heat in Waterloo.
Doug’s passions were sports and exercising. Over the years, he played hockey, baseball and basketball. He was also a golfer, swimmer, biker, skier and runner. His greatest physical achievement was running the Toronto Marathon. He was a coach for Craig’s and Emily’s baseball, basketball and hockey teams and a Beaver leader. Doug was an avid Leafs, Raptors and Blue Jays fan. He also enjoyed cooking and trying out new adventurous recipes for his friends and family.
Doug will be remembered by all for his quick, dry sense of humour, and for his dedication to his work and his family. He was a loving and caring husband, father, brother and uncle who will be dearly missed.
Visitation was held at the Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Homes, Hart Chapel, Guelph on Saturday, May 13 followed by a celebration of his life.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Guelph Food Bank, Food4Kids Guelph or to a charity of one’s choice. Donations and condolences can be made online at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com