S. Woollings

Obituary of S. Douglas Woollings



February 3, 1936- February 19, 2023


It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Doug, at his home in Toronto, after a courageous battle with a lengthy illness. He was surrounded by his loving family and dedicated caregivers.  


Beloved husband of 56 years to Laurice, devoted father to Michelle (Shane), Lori (Kevin) and Gillian (Stephen).  Grandfather to Finn, Ella, Abby, Amelia, Grace, and Bennett. Brother of Marilyn, Carole (Bruce), Buster (Margaret) and Gene (Susan), and brother-in-law of Doris (brother Marstan, predeceased).  Uncle to many beloved nieces and nephews.  He was also predeceased by his mother, Helen Croft and his father, Stanley Woollings. 


Doug, along with his wife Laurice, created a loving and supportive home for their three daughters filled with laughter, love and a lifetime of wonderful memories.  Doug had an infectious zest for life and adventure.  He lived his life to the fullest and made sure that he shared these moments with those fortunate enough to be around him. 


Doug’s passions and friendships were important to him.  An accomplished pilot, fly fisherman, skier, golfer and tennis player, he shared these hobbies with his friends and is now reunited with many of them.


In his business life, Doug operated with integrity and excellence.  He founded International Fasteners in 1966; a company that blended his passion for aviation and all things mechanical. Interfast, as it became known, steadily grew into an industry leader. More importantly to Doug however, he created an environment and was surrounded by a committed and talented group of people.


Doug didn’t just participate in life, but worked hard to share his experience and expertise in business.  He contributed and advised on several boards.  Although he was born and lived in Toronto, Huntsville had a special place in his heart.  


The family would like to extend our thanks and love to our team of wonderful and dedicated caregivers: Charito, Ruth, Edith, Mary Ann D., Maryann F. and Carmen.  The family is also grateful for the care provided by Dr. Jocelyn Charles and the team from Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care who enabled Doug to be at home with his family through the final days of his journey.


A mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 27, 2023 in St. Bonaventure Catholic Church, 1300 Leslie Street, Toronto.


In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donating to a charity close to your heart or to one of Doug’s favorites: the Palliative Care Program at Sunnybrook’s Palliative Care Unit renovation, https://donate.sunnybrook.ca/tribute, or the Huntsville Hospital, https://huntsvillehospitalfoundation.ca/ways-to-give/. Condolences may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.


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