With the love and support of his family, Douglas (Dan) Alexander Drury passed away in his 86th year, on July 15, 2015. Beloved husband for 59 years of Joan Drury. Loving father of Kathryn Drury, David Drury (Cathy), and Jim Drury (Sheila). Grandfather to Meaghan, Alison, Spencer, Carolyn, Kaitlyn, Tyler, Hilary, Erin, Turner and Clare. He will be forever remembered by his brother Bill Drury (Betty) and his sister Jean Wilson (Roger), his sister-in-law Susan Sherman and brother-in-law Jim Abbey (Bette), and many nieces and nephews. Douglas will be missed by lifelong friends, Woody Thompson, Eric Clark, Jack McKay and Al Thompson and predeceased by Al Miners, Bob VanSickle and John Clark. A dedicated employee of Procter and Gamble for 42 years, Douglas was President of the employee Credit Union and an active organizer and volunteer at company picnics for many years. Doug was a member of St. Mark’s United Church from its inception and a choir member in his retirement. Special thanks to Jenn, Douglas’ nurse practitioner, and all of the wonderful staff at the Juravinski Hospital and St. Peter’s Hospital. Cremation has taken place. Friends and family are invited to a funeral service in honour of Doug at St. Mark’s United Church, 1 Lynndale Drive, Dundas, ON at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Juravinski Hospital, St. Peter’s Hospital (www.hamiltonhealth.ca/DouglasDrury) or St. Mark’s United Church in Dundas (www.stmarksunitedchurch.ca).
Joan and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I will remember his untiring volunteerism with the Dundas Valley School of Art and he was always smiling. My prayers and thoughts are with you
so sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. I worked with Dan for many years and was associated with him for many years on our Credit Union executive board. I know he will be greatly missed.
Dear Bill and Jean:
Some time has now passed since we worked at Ralph’s Drug Store !Bill, I think you were in Grade XIII and Jean in Grade XI. The last time I spoke to Doug was standing beside the pop cooler in Ralph’s (1955). Our class of ’55 will be having its 60th re-union at the museum in September.
All the best to you both.
You have our sincere sympathy. We will miss seeing him at DVSA.
Dear Joan and family…..very sorry for your loss.While we had not seen much of Doug in recent years our friendship goes back to childhood days and P.& G..Had hoped to speak to you at St. Marks but will be with family in Halifax.
He was a fine person !!
Bill and Donna Dobson
Joan and family, sorry to hear of your loss and sending our sincere sympathy.
Our sincerest sympathy on the loss of a wonderful man.
Randy & Julia
Dear Joan and family,
Doug will always be remembered forever in our hearts. God bless.
Aunt Joan, Kathryn, David, Cathy, Jim and Sheila and family, I am so sorry about your dad.
This is going back several years but I will always remember driving by and waving to Uncle Doug on our way home from work – Uncle Doug from Proctor and Gamble and me, from Dofasco. Seems like yesterday!
Nancy, Kim and Elijah
I have many memories of Doug (mr) Drury, but the best were from a trip I made with the family to Colorado in 1976. The Drury’s and myself (the extra passenger) travelled for three weeks pulling the family camper. I remember how every night we would stop and set up the trailer. Doug was always calm as 4 teenagers buzzed about, we were not always the most helpful. He did not get flustered by road detours, campsites that were full, or rainy days. When we reached the top of a mountain in Colorado, we got a flat tire on the trailer. While Doug changed the tire, we enjoyed the sights and had a snowball fight.
As a teenager, I did not fully understand how much effort went into the trip, but as an adult I know it was planned and organized to the smallest details, so that we would have a good time. We did. I can still remember many of the sights we saw. Thanks Doug and Joan for those special memories.
Dear aunt Joan, Kathryn, David and Cathy, Jim and Sheila and families
We are so fortunate to have wonderful memories of uncle Doug at Christmas time. He will always be fondly remembered for his smooth voice (almost as smooth as the scotch he favoured) and his sincere joy at spending time with family. He has left an everlasting impression on our lives. His smile, his chuckle and the warmth he brought to our home; we are forever touched.
Dear Aunt Joan and Family
Our prayers and heartfelt condolences go out to your family for the loss of Uncle Doug. We will always remember his laid back attitude and that glowing smile which was contagious with anyone he came in contact with. May your many memories of Uncle Doug help to sustain you at this most difficult time. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Dear Joan & family:
Please know my thoughts & prayers are with you all during this very sorrowful time. Doug was loved by all & will truly be missed.
Many, many fond memories of ‘gang’ get togethers over the past 50 plus yrs!
Mr. Drury (Doug) was a lovely, quiet, kind man who I will remember in most recent years sitting in his chair in the den watching Jeopardy when my mother and I would come to meet Mrs. Drury and Kathryn for our walk. He would always come out to see us on our way and wish us well.
More recently I would enjoy sitting and talking to both Drury’s as they reminisced about life in Dundas in the “Olden Days” attending Dundas Central and Dundas District, describing the downtown core and the people they knew. One discussion I remember, it must have followed a major rain storm in Hamilton, focused on Hurricane Hazel. Mr. Drury explained how he had to walk, either into or from work, in the North end because the buses weren’t available, helping with storm control along the way. It is hard to envision anyone walking that far now.
He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Our condolences go out to you and your family. My memories go as far back as attending Dundas District High School with Doug and Bill. Doug was always a very lovely person with a nice smile for everyone. Our prayers are with you.
Vera Walker and Family
Hello Joan & Family,
My sincere condolences at Doug’s passing. My memory of Doug stretches back to when we were backyard neighbours in the 1940s. He will be missed. As I’m leaving for Vancouver I will be unable to attend his service at St. Marks.
Aunt Joan and family
Stephanie and I forward our deepest sympathies. Uncle Doug will be missed, especially at Christmas time when he would regale us with your travels in the old country and your scotch tasting tours. Of course, it was always while enjoying a wee nip of the golden nectar.
Jim & Family
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family on the loss of your Dad.
My Mom and Dad (Joan & Alex Dempster) send their condolences as well.
When asked what I remembered about Mr. Drury one image jumped into my head right away – the Drury kitchen. When we were teens we’d sit there deciding what to do for the night/weekend. “What do you want to do? I don’t know, what do you want to do? I don’t know…. Into this vicious circle would walk Mr. Drury with a smile on his face and a glint in his eye. He was focused on Kathryn. He’d start to poke and tickle her until she was in hysterics and we were laughing so hard we were crying – for no real reason other than his sense of joy. Then he’d calmly move on – he’d achieved his goal. In remembering Mr. Drury I am left with the impression of a man of calming influence, positive energy and a love of laughter – not to mention a satisfaction of turning sullen, serious teens into “giggling gerties”. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
Our thoughts are with the family especially today as you celebrate Doug’s life as a husband, father, brother and friend. We were privileged to have known him.
Chris and Erin Descamps
Very sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. He will be missed in the neighborhood. Sincerely,Don and Bonnie Reid.
To the Drury Family, Please accept my sincere sympathies to you at the loss of Doug. He will always be remembered as a kind gentle man. Grace Wilson (Whittington)
Having just learned of Douglas (Dan’s) passing I’d like to offer my condolences to Joan and the family. Dan and I worked together in P&Gs Hamilton shipping office and I have fond memories of those days. RIP Dan.