McCulloch, Douglas Allen 'Cooter'

Doug McCulloch of Heathcote passed away suddenly and far too soon at his home on Sunday, June 6, 2021 at the age of 63.

Born in Collingwood on December 27, 1957, Doug was a son of the late Allen and Donelda (nee Rear) McCulloch.

He was the proud father of Derek Reekie (Margriet), Dana Reekie (Riley), Rebecca Reekie (Zach), and Alicia Record (Brady), and will be remembered fondly by their mother, Patti Wolf.

Grampa Dougie ‘Bumpa’ will be sadly missed by Hanna, Charlotte, Dehlia, Jackson, Lennon, Kessel, Deacon and Annie.

He was the dear brother of Sharon Lobsinger (Jim), Dorothy LeClair, Marvin McCulloch, Karl McCulloch (Wendy), and was predeceased by his brother Myles Rear (Hazel).

Doug was the wonderful uncle of Duane, Kevin, Michelle, Bobbi-Jo, Shaun, Dustin, Brandon, Jordan, Danielle, Devon, Dylan, Jonathan, Sirea, and was predeceased by nephews Danny and Jason.

Father, brother, friend, coach; Doug had the biggest heart and would do anything for anybody. Everybody knew he was only a phone call away. He always made time for family and friends … and golfing, baseball, broomball, hunting, fishing, woodworking, playing cards and gambling. Doug really looked forward to getting away hunting, fishing and ‘socializing’ up north with his friends.  He was a dedicated Blue Jays and Montreal Canadiens fan.  Doug has worked in the apple industry in the area for many years and has spent over 35 of those years at Golden Town Apple Products.  He will be missed terribly by his co-workers and friends at work.  Doug participated in the community in many ways throughout his lifetime and truly enjoyed being a member of the Beaver Valley Kinsmen and coaching sports.

Due to the present Covid-19 rules and restrictions, a celebration of Doug’s life will take place at a later date when family and friends can safely gather. A private family interment will be conducted at Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Beaver Valley Athletic Association (cheques only please) would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.   www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca

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A celebration of Doug’s life will take place at a later date when family and friends can safely gather.

Donations: Beaver Valley Athletic Association (cheques only please)
Make a donation in memory of Douglas Allen 'Cooter' McCulloch


Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Eleanor Gardner
    Monday, June 7, 2021

    So sorry to hear about Doug’s passing. He will be missed.

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  2. Brenda Prentice
    Monday, June 7, 2021

    Doug was great to work with at Goldentown . He will be missed big time everywhere.

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  3. Barb Sheridan
    Monday, June 7, 2021

    My thoughts are with all the families
    He did have a big heart , and made memories along the way
    Cooter will be missed

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  4. Linda Hutchinson
    Monday, June 7, 2021

    Condolences to you all, so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing.

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  5. Linda Teed
    Monday, June 7, 2021

    To the Family and all Dougs Friends.
    Gone too soon, but many memories he made. Hold on to them, and cherish all the times we saw him with a big smile.
    Sincerely
    Linda, Gene and Family

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  6. Janice Barbuto
    Monday, June 7, 2021

    Always helpful and kind he was a wonderful coworker and friend. My deepest sympathy to all of his Family and many Friends

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  7. Gary & Sharon Long
    Monday, June 7, 2021

    Sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. Doug coached baseball when I looked after it and was well respected by the boys, parents, fans and the opposition. He will be missed.

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  8. Sandra & Randy
    Monday, June 7, 2021

    Thinking of the entire McCulloch family, Derek, Dana, Becky & Allie at this most difficult time. Doug was such a wonderful, kind and caring guy. He always had a cheery hello and smile. Cherish all your wonderful memories, they will help in the days ahead.
    Sandra & Randy Pyatt

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    1. Cherie Thompson (Hogg)
      Tuesday, June 8, 2021

      I had the privilege to work with Doug at Goldentown – years ago though. Prayers to one and all and God bless. RIP Doug

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  9. Greg. Hewgill
    Monday, June 7, 2021

    My sincere condolences to the family.
    I’ll miss playing golf with him & talking blue Jays baseball

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  10. Bonnie
    Monday, June 7, 2021

    What a wonderful person he was….always had a big smile and an encouraging hug.

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  11. Al and Joan Smith
    Monday, June 7, 2021

    Our condolences to the McCulloch and Reekie families. Doug loved life and wanted everyone around him to do the same. Cherish your memories.

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  12. Donald Boak
    Monday, June 7, 2021

    Going to really miss you my friend, enjoyed the laughter ,the good times threw the years , will be still waiting for that banter texting , still waiting for that last one, miss you and rest in piece, Don , Sandra & the boys

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  13. John and Louise Sheridan
    Monday, June 7, 2021

    He will be missed

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  14. Denny Breadner
    Monday, June 7, 2021

    Very sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. Will miss his positive approach at GT APPLES.
    My thoughts go out to the Mcculloch family.

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  15. Stephanie Sheridan
    Monday, June 7, 2021

    To all of Doug’s family
    So very sad and way to soon,so many good memories over many years.Just for you Cooter we will be cheering on the Habs for the first time ever.R.I.P.friend Tom and Steph

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  16. Tom Carbert
    Monday, June 7, 2021

    Doug a good friend since high school (45 years). Thanks for the memories and laughs. RIP

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  17. Donna and Dennis Rice
    Monday, June 7, 2021

    Very sad to hear of Doug’s passing we had many good times together . He be missed dearly

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  18. Darlene and Rick McQuarrie
    Monday, June 7, 2021

    so sorry for your loss will miss his part in the meetings of the minds at the 5am Tim Hortons meetings with the crew hugs to all his family

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  19. Greg Holden
    Monday, June 7, 2021

    Oh boy. Sorry to hear about Doug’s passing.

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  20. Linda Holden
    Monday, June 7, 2021

    To the McCulloch family…
    So sorry to hear of Doug’s sudden passing… Barry will miss meeting with Doug at the coffee shop in the early mornings. A great guy….condolences to all the family.

    Barry and Linda

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  21. Diane Kane
    Monday, June 7, 2021

    And think of him as living in the hearts of those he touched…..for nothing loved is ever lost and he was loved so much.
    My condolences to his friends and family, I know he was an important part of so many lives.

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  22. Gale Skippen
    Monday, June 7, 2021

    I was so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. He was a terrific guy and always had a hello when he saw you.

    Rest In Peace Doug

    Condolences to All the Family.

    Gale Skippen

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  23. Barb and Doug Houston
    Monday, June 7, 2021

    Our Deepest Condolences to the family and friends of Doug. He was taken too soon and will be greatly missed in the community.

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  24. Tammy and Grant Barrett
    Monday, June 7, 2021

    So sorry to hear this. Our condolences to Dougs family and friends.

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  25. Suzanne & Mike Duguay
    Tuesday, June 8, 2021

    Another angel has received his wings! Sending our condolences to the whole family.

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  26. Jim and Kathy Uram
    Tuesday, June 8, 2021

    We are so very saddened to hear of Dougs passing. What a wonderful, fun loving, giving man. I have lots of fond memories of fun times with Doug and friends and he will be missed by many.
    Our deepest condolences and love to the whole McCulloch family.
    God bless❤️

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  27. Barry Moore
    Tuesday, June 8, 2021

    My sincere condolences to the entire family in the passing of Doug.
    Doug will be missed by many.
    Cherish your memories.

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  28. Darlene Diver
    Tuesday, June 8, 2021

    My deepest condolences to the McCulloch family.

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  29. Joan And Morris Baulke
    Tuesday, June 8, 2021

    Taken too soon for sure, he was Important to so many, our thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family!!

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  30. Karen Wark
    Tuesday, June 8, 2021

    I am so so sorry for your loss.
    Karen Wark

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  31. Marilyn Harvey
    Tuesday, June 8, 2021

    So very sorry to hear. He was a great guy we all loved him. Bet Ron met him at the gate. We will miss that BIG smile and laugh. Your old friend Marilyn Harvey

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  32. Shelley & Ron Gibbons
    Tuesday, June 8, 2021

    We were so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. Another member of our community taken far too early! He will be missed. Deepest condolences to the whole family.
    Ron & Shelley Gibbons

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  33. Danette and Andrew Southgate
    Tuesday, June 8, 2021

    So saddened to hear of Doug’s passing. We have so many memories of times spent together. A great man with a great spirit. Thoughts and prayers being sent to all the family during this very difficult time. Rest In Peace Cooter.

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  34. Jill Reekie
    Tuesday, June 8, 2021

    Harvie and Jill Reekie
    Thinking of all the families at this difficult time. Doug has passed way too soon. He had the biggest heart, smile and he would do anything for anyone. He will be missed.
    Harv Jill and family

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  35. Tracy Dinsmore
    Tuesday, June 8, 2021

    Very sorry to hear! I know Doug will be dearly missed. We are thinking of your family and hope that you can find some joy in sharing all of the Cooter Memories. Thinking of all the smiles and his laugh and him always having space on his knee for the kids when they were little. Plus all the times he was so good to my Dad when he was taking apples in or picking his bins up.

    Tracy, Virginia, Amelia & Kenny Dinsmore

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  36. Wayne Reekie
    Tuesday, June 8, 2021

    To my 1001 cousins,
    All the best and hugs from me and mine.
    Rest well Big Man.

    Love Wayne and family.

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  37. Ken Clarkson
    Tuesday, June 8, 2021

    R.I.P Doug it was great working with you.

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  38. Eileen Gamble
    Tuesday, June 8, 2021

    Sorry to hear about Doug’s passing.
    Another young man gone too soon.
    Hold onto the memories

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  39. Sue & Dan Kudroch--D&S Sales
    Tuesday, June 8, 2021

    So very sorry to hear of the passing of Doug. We worked with Doug for 35 years from Goldentown with getting apples from Essex County,Chatham Kent and London area farmers.He was a great guy to know and couldn’t wait to hear about his hunting and fishing trips.. He will truely be missed in the Apple World and all the people who knew him. Our deepest condolences to Doug’s family and all his Goldentown family. Rest in Peace.

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  40. Kelly and Susan Hodgkinson
    Tuesday, June 8, 2021

    It was with great shock and sadness Sue and I learned of Doug’s sudden passing. We send our sincere condolences to all of the McCulloch family. It is way too soon.
    We have very fond memories with Doug at many celebrations in the Valley.
    Kinsmen, baseball, broom ball, etc. Doug was always so much fun to be around and as many have said he had the biggest heart.
    So sorry for your lose.

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  41. Bryan & Patty Lowe
    Tuesday, June 8, 2021

    So very sorry to hear that Doug has passed away ❤ The family will be in our thoughts ❤ Our heartfelt condolences.
    Bryan & Patty Lowe

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  42. Gene and Deb
    Tuesday, June 8, 2021

    Our condolences to the whole family during this time, hold your memories close,
    Gene Rear and Deb Bumstead

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  43. Dave and Dawn Parks
    Tuesday, June 8, 2021

    So sorry to hear about Doug. He was a great man and will be missed. Condolences to the family.

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  44. Cherie Thompson (Hogg)
    Tuesday, June 8, 2021

    Worked at goldwntown as well as Doug always smiling and hello thoughts and prayers to one and all God bless
    Rip Doug

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  45. Craig & Michele Venning
    Tuesday, June 8, 2021

    Our condolences to Doug’s kids, grandkids and extended family. He will be with you all in spirit.

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  46. Keith and Wanda Vamplew
    Tuesday, June 8, 2021

    Our condolences to his family and friends. We will miss you Doug!

    Keith and Wanda Vamplew and family.

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  47. Sherry Kerst & Tim Bristow
    Tuesday, June 8, 2021

    Condolences to the entire family. We worked together for quite a number of years. He will be greatly missed.
    R.I.P. Doug.

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  48. Jill and Todd Robinson
    Tuesday, June 8, 2021

    We were so saddened to hear of Doug’s sudden passing and we know he will be missed by many.
    Sending our sincerest condolences to the entire family.
    Jill and Todd

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  49. Keith and Wanda Vamplew
    Tuesday, June 8, 2021

    Our condolences to Doug’s family and friends.

    Doug will be sadly missed.

    Keith and Wanda Vamplew and family.

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  50. Mike & Diana Doyle
    Tuesday, June 8, 2021

    Sharon, Jim, Karl, Wendy, Marvin & Family. Diana and I send our heartfelt condolences to you all. Doug was a great Kinsmen, one hell of a pitcher and all around Sportsman. During my time in Kinsmen I always enjoyed Doug’s valued opinion. He will be missed in the Valley community but his memory will live large. Cooter the Habs will enjoy your coaching from above Rest In Peace my Friend m&d

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  51. reg and mae lanktree
    Tuesday, June 8, 2021

    sorry for the loss of an great guy will truly be missed but not forgotten may you rest in peace dear friend

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  52. Karen & Steve Fair
    Tuesday, June 8, 2021

    So sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. Doug has been taken too early. Condolences to McCullloch and Reekie families. Treasure the memories

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  53. Ken and Linda Rice
    Tuesday, June 8, 2021

    So sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. Our condolences to the whole family. He will be missed. Ken and Linda Rice and Family.

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  54. Rob Gardner
    Wednesday, June 9, 2021

    So sorry to hear about Doug’s passing.
    He was a great guy and left too soon.will be missed by many.

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  55. Ken Hunt
    Wednesday, June 9, 2021

    Sorry for the loss of Doug. It was always a pleasure working for him. Rest in peace

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  56. Lisa Lougheed
    Wednesday, June 9, 2021

    Sorry to hear about Doug. He will be missed by many.
    You are al in my thoughts through this difficult time.

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  57. Ken and Ruth McCartnet
    Wednesday, June 9, 2021

    Allie and family
    So sorry to hear of your step father’s passing
    Hugs

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  58. Irene Webster
    Wednesday, June 9, 2021

    My sincere condolences to the McCulloch families in your sudden loss of Doug.
    He has certainly left a big void in the community but will always be remembered for his big smile. Cherish your memories of Doug.

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  59. Stephen and Kathy Cowan
    Wednesday, June 9, 2021

    We have many good memories of Doug from when we lived in Thornbury. He was our neighbor at Applejack and in Kinsmen with Steve. Always a smile on his face for everyone. We send our condolences to all his loved ones.

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  60. Doug & Sherry Shiell
    Wednesday, June 9, 2021

    Sending our Sincere and Heartfelt condolences to all of Doug’s Family and Friends.
    He will be missed by so many… Such a Great Guy!

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  61. Gary and Beverlee Dillon
    Wednesday, June 9, 2021

    Rest In Peace my friend ….Cooter you will be missed by all who knew you . Our condolences to
    all the family …..
    Gary and Bev

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  62. Tim O'Gorman
    Wednesday, June 9, 2021

    MY sincere condolences to Doug’s family. For the last couple days I have tried to wrap my mind around Doug’s sudden passing, trying to find the right words for this post.(I still haven’t).For the last 15 years Doug has been my boss,mentor, and friend. always there when I needed him,just a phone call away.For that I will be forever greatful. Rest easy big fellow,untill we meet again.

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  63. Scott and Nora Clock
    Wednesday, June 9, 2021

    We’re so very sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. He was a very kind and fun-loving soul. Our condolences to his family and friends. We will miss him.

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  64. Gail Ardiel
    Thursday, June 10, 2021

    Condolences to the McCulloch & Reekie families. Doug will be missed by many families of this community. Doug’s outgoing personality and memories will not be forgotten.
    Shane & Gail Ardiel

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  65. Gail Ardiel
    Thursday, June 10, 2021

    Our condolences to the McCulloch and Reekie families. Doug will be missed by many families in the community that he loved. Doug’s memories and actions will not be forgotten.

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  66. Debbie Parkes
    Tuesday, June 15, 2021

    We’re so very sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. He was a very kind and fun-loving soul. Our condolences to his family and friends. We will miss him.

    Beach 1 Electric Ltd

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  67. Isolde Cunningham (Staffa)
    Tuesday, June 15, 2021

    I was so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time. I know that he will be missed by his family and friends.

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