McRae, Lyall Douglas “Doug”

It is with profound sadness and broken hearts we announce the unexpected passing of one of the world’s greatest men. Doug McRae was born July 24, 1956 to Paddy and the late Smokey McRae. He passed away peacefully with his loving wife and daughters by his side on Sunday, April 26, 2020 at the age of 63 years.

Doug married his soulmate and childhood sweetheart in 1976 and had a beautiful love story that lasted 51 years.  He leaves behind the love of his life Lee, beloved daughters Jody (Ray) and Shannon, grandchildren Owen, Keely (Ryan), Joshua, Jaya, Nate, Trace and Lexi. Doug is the loving brother of Greg (Chris), Debs, Mark (Chrissy), Dwayne and the late Larry.  Loving son-in-law of Mary (late Doug Lock) and Doug Code. Dear brother-in-law of Jack (Gail), Lynne (Reg) and Jim (Wendy).

He was an amazing uncle, cousin, friend and role model to so many. Everything our dad did was for his family. He worked hard and retired from A.O.D. and provided his family with a beautiful life. He enjoyed retirement with his incredible grandchildren. He was so proud of them and had a love for them beyond words. He was the kindest gentlest soul and everyone who had the pleasure to know him held the utmost respect for him.

A heart felt thank you to Dr. Stamler, Dr. Robinson, Dr. Park, Tricia Provost, Sherri and Troy Dereski, Dr. Ghosh and all of the ICU nurses at SAH for their care and compassion.

Cremation has taken place at River’s Edge Cremation Centre, Sault Ste. Marie.

Due to Covid 19 a Celebration of his life will take place at a later date.

Memorial donations made to the Ontario Brain Injury Association would be greatly appreciated.

He will be celebrated and dearly missed every day but never forgotten. Rest Easy Dad!

Arrangements entrusted to the Kerry Funeral Home,

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  1. Gerry and Irene Bugyra

    Irene and I offer our sincere condolences to Lee and All the McRae Family. Doug was a Great Friend from our childhood days on Beck Avenue where we grew up together and the time we spent working at Algoma Ore. They say God takes the good ones first, well God now has one of the BEST. Doug left us to early and now watches over all of us, especially his wife Lee, his kids and grandchildren. Rest In Peace My Friend, I will never forget you….Gerry

  2. Jeremy and I offer our sincerest condolences to Shannon and the McRae Family. Doug was truly the kindest gentleman we have ever met. May you take comfort in your memories.

  3. Bruce barstead

    My heart felt condolences to Lee and the McRae family, who when growing up on Beck Ave, treated me like one of their own. Please know my heart aches with you all at this difficult time as Doug was someone we should all aspire to be. Hugs to all.

  4. My Heart and Prayers are with you l am so sad to see that Ialso remember playing with Doug on Beck Ave we were really
    Friends l have good Memories of us playing together My thoughs are with Lee and Family

  5. Dear Lee and the McRae family,
    I was so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. Although it has been many many years since we have been in touch I have thought of you over the years. We had many fun childhood days on Beck Ave. and throughout elementary school. My thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. Linda Morris

  6. Robert ( Bob ) Lebel

    Sorry to hear of Doug’s passing ,knowen him and his family for many years. Like to wish my condolences to his family and Friends..