519 Victoria Street East
Alliston, ON L9R 1K1
Phone: 705-435-3535
Douglas Kinsley

Douglas "Doug" Kinsley

Wednesday, January 19th, 1949 - Friday, February 26th, 2021
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Douglas "Doug" Kinsley

Passed away peacefully at his beloved Mansfield home on Friday, February 26, 2021, at the age of 72. Predeceased by his father Alec and his mum Kathleen (nee Kearney). Born in Manchester, England, on January 19, 1949, Doug was the third of four children. His siblings, Gwyneth, Michael & Peter (Jane) Kinsley, will miss him very much.

Doug was a very loving and tender father. He served as a beautiful example of hard work, service to others, love and kindness. He taught us to be adventurous and unapologetically passionate. Doug was the lifeblood of our family. Like a river that flowed through us all, giving us life, nourishing our hearts and enlightening our souls. We were the rocks and trees, plants and stones around which his river flowed, bringing us abundance, upon the past, present and future. Doug’s river, untouched by time, will always flow.. eternally. He is greatly missed by Sarah (Aaron) Kinsley-Brooks, Jennifer (Grant) Horan, Laura and David Kinsley.

Doug was a very involved granddad; and could be counted on to be on the sidelines of any child's hockey game, dance recital and school graduation. (often taking pictures) It was common to find Doug wearing a t-shirt or sipping tea from a mug that had a picture of any of his grandchildren. He is deeply missed by Andrew, Michelle (Colin), Sarah-Jane (Anthony), Cassandra (Joshua), James (Jennifer), Megan (Blair), Daniel, Thomas, Rebecca, Madeline, Loren and Rachel. He was also a Great Granddad to Ryan, Owen and Lucy.

He immigrated to Canada in 1969 at the age of 20 landing in Toronto and never looked back. Doug had a rewarding career, starting as a printing plate maker in England and working for the Toronto Star in various roles, eventually starting his own brokerage business. For the past five years, he was a valued and loved member of the Alliston Boston Pizza team.

Doug was a passionate man, and it was no more evident than in the extraordinary pictures he took of his family over the years or documenting the changing seasons of Mulmur. One could always find Doug with his nose in a book. It could be the most recent popular mechanics magazine or the Barak Obama memoir. His love of music left an indelible mark on his family; in an hour, we could listen to opera, The Beatles, Leonard Cohen and Johnny Cash.

We imagine that he is in all engaging conversations with the likes of Stephen Hawking and Socrates. If a man deserves a seat at the table with our Lord, it is Doug.
Rest easy, Dad, you did your work here!

In the giving spirit of Doug, if so desired donations can be made to the Good Shepherd Food Bank in Alliston or in simple acts of kindness to those we meet through out our day.

Please note services for Doug are private, to post a condolence, share a memory or make a donation to the food bank please visit druryfuneralcentre.com
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    Mansfield Presbyterian Cemetery
    Airport Rd.
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Donations are being accepted for: THE GOOD SHEPHERD FOOD BANK OF ALLISTON INC..


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John & Isabel Ireland

Posted at 09:33pm
Our Deepest Sympathy to Doug's family at this sad time. Doug's love & appreciation for Mulmur & the Mansfield community made many of us realize the importance & the beauty of rural life. Sincerely, John & Isabel Ireland.

Kaileigh Doner

Posted at 03:47pm
We will dearly miss Doug and his kindness. We will miss the beautiful music that could be heard playing from his house while we spent time enjoying it ourselves in the backyard (which I am sure we will continue to enjoy as it is played by his children). He always had a smile, a wave or friendly hello. Our nosy dogs will miss his daily pats and kind welcomes when they ventured over to say hello. We hope the family can find happiness in the memories they share of their father, and all of the wonderful things he did for others.

Jane Kinsley

Posted at 11:05am
In memory of our beloved brother. With love from Gwyneth, Michael, Peter and families.
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Ruby Kinsley

Posted at 10:46am
Deepest condolences to the KINSLEY FAMILY on the recent passing of Douglas Kinsley. You certainly will be missed by your family Doug as you were a very unique, kind and loving individual. Doug, your easy going nature and of course your ever loving smile will always be remembered by me. Thanks for always making me and my two sons welcome into your home? R.I.P and God Bless 🌹🙏

Ruby Kinsley
Komoka ON

Kim Mortimer

Posted at 06:27pm
I met Doug day one of orientation/training at BP in Alliston. He was probably one of the most genuine and caring people who would give you the shirt off your back. He treated everyone the same and was even kind to people who weren’t always the kindest to him (which unfortunately you come across a lot in the customer service industry). I to this day remember the man who jumped on dishes night one in his brand new white dress shirt, trousers and shoes and gave it everything he had & end of the night his white shirt was stained red from all the pasta and pizza sauce imaginable & you know, when you thank someone genuinely for helping everyone out around him, he just smiled & said it was his pleasure. He genuinely cared about getting to know you and he was a good man. Doug was the best! He will be greatly missed!!!! Sending our condolences!!

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