Doug Dallyn

DALLYN, Douglas “Doug”…

On Saturday, January 15, 2022, at Victoria Hospital, London, in his 79th year, Doug entered into eternal rest with his family by his side.

Loving husband of Eileen. Beloved father of Melanie (Rob) and Lisa. Proud Poppop of Arianna. Uncle of Gary, Diane, Mark, Richard, William, Stephen, Michelle, and Stacey. Great Uncle of Brandie, Samantha, Gregory, Chelsea, and Megan. Brother of Joan and Michael. Predeceased by brothers Jack and Ken, and parents Thomas and Marie.

Doug lived life to the fullest and enjoyed every moment. He had a selfless and kind heart, a strong work ethic and was always willing to lend a hand or tell a good story. Born in Vancouver, BC in 1943, he grew up on his family’s farm in Richmond. He graduated from UBC with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Advanced Nuclear Physics. After graduating, he joined S.S. Kresge Company as a trainee and worked his way up the ladder as a faithful employee until he retired as a K-Mart Manager in 1998. After five years of retirement and leisure, he’d had enough of that and went back to work at Giant Tiger for almost seventeen more years. He had many hobbies and interests. He was an avid reader and read at least five books a week in his spare time, sometimes even finishing two a day (if they were well-written and exciting!). On his final day, he even joked that he had likely read over 12,000 books in his lifetime. Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy was Doug’s favourite book and he loved to re-read it. Doug took an interest in both music and sports from a young age. He played the piano and the French horn, and loved to brag that he was asked to play the piano at his middle school PTA meeting and his sister Joan’s wedding. He loved to dance and enjoyed cutting a rug on the dance floor. He could often be found on the golf course, but somehow claimed that every set of clubs he had ever owned had a defect in them! Doug also enjoyed bowling and curling. His favourite games were bridge, crib, Scrabble and Trivial Pursuit. Doug was an excellent cook and also loved baking; he really enjoyed his desserts! There was never an empty chair at his table. Doug cherished family road-trips and always looked forward to new adventures. Doug and Eileen spent 51 wonderful years traveling and experiencing life side-by-side. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Cremation has taken place. Details of his celebration of life, to be held in the summer of this year, will be announced at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations in memory of Doug may be made to The War Amps, 2827 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON K1V 0C4 or The Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 47 Squire Baker’s Lane, Markham, ON L3P 3G8. Arrangements entrusted with Cremation London & Middlesex, 519-858-2467. Online condolences shared at

  1. To Eileen and all the family. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Doug was genuinely one of a kind. I always loved seeing him at work and will always remember his laugh. You all are in my thoughts.

  2. I am so sorry for your loss.

    Doug brought so much joy to my life and to the lives of everyone who knew him. He was such an incredible man, full of life and laughter. I will cherish all of the memories I’ve had with him.

    Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  3. I am so sorry for your loss Mel and family. May his memories keep your heart full Christine (Mel’s LHSC co-worker)

  4. I am so sorry to hear of this loss. Doug was such a wonderful person. I am thankful I had the pleasure of working with him. Sending all of my love.

  5. Eileen and family, we are sorry for your loss. Doug will be missed, he was a nice guy. Be comforted by his memory and look after each other. RIP Doug💔

    Leo and Barb van Mels

  6. To Eileen,Melanie,Lisa and Arianna sorry to of Doug’s passing Monique and I have good memories of our time in Florida. We send you our Condolences to you all, cherish your memories.

  7. Eileen and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing.
    I have many happy and amusing memories working with him for several years. He was a constant, steady force who you could always trust. His love for cooking and baking was always appreciated by everyone. Take comfort in the special memories you have of him.
    Thinking of you,
    Nancy Steffler and Tim Condon

  8. Eileen, I am so sorry for your loss. We worked together in Giant Tiger. He had such a big heart; he was always positive and helpful. He was an intellectual as well. I remember our chats about so many different topics. RIP Doug, it was an honor.

    Unsal Genc

  9. Mel so sorry for your loss from my family to yours the kids and I miss and love you.

  10. I am so sorry to hear about Doug , my thoughts and love goes out to you . Thinking of you all

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