MacCabe, Douglas Wayne – Age 71 of Lake Echo, died February 15, 2018, at home.
Surviving are his wife, Sheri (Hilchie) Gaetz-MacCabe; son, Scott MacCabe, Canmore, Alta.; daughter, Shannon (Paul) Butler, Muncie, Indiana; stepdaughters, Kiersten Gaetz, Dartmouth; Kenzie (Brian) Gaetz, Morinville, Alta.; siblings, Julia Atkins, John (Brenda), Elsie (Roger) Swim, Eugene, and Colin (Carol). Doug was an adoring grandfather of Karmen, Quintin, Kacie, Amelia, and Adeline. He was best buds with Sarah and Katherine. He was predeceased by his parents, Eugene and Florence; and ex-wife, Judy Burns.
Doug began working at age 16 for Colonel Saunders, becoming a trusted manager at KFC. Later he was owner-operator of a distribution business supplying the South Shore. He took great pride in his last career providing outstanding service for dental supply companies. Doug was a wonderful husband, outstanding dad, and a giving neighbour and friend; whether it was fixing a tap, shovelling a driveway, or renovating a room. He was a talented and successful artist, creating many beloved works and sharing his knowledge and time freely with his art students. Doug never backed down from a challenge and truly enjoyed learning new skills. His other loves were German shepherds, vintage cars, and kids. After retirement he renewed his love of kite-flying and made friends worldwide. He was a founding member of the Lake Echo C.O.P. Doug loved to travel, was a history buff, and an avid Game of Thrones fan. He was a master of the card game “Dammit”, relishing his wins. Every stranger was a potential friend and he never missed a chance to connect. Always the prankster, he made everyone laugh and was king of the inappropriate joke.
Heartfelt thanks for support and love from Doug’s medical team at the Heart Function Clinic, QEII.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit. A private interment will take place. A memorial celebrating his life will be held on Saturday, February 24, at 1 p.m. in Lake Echo Recreation Centre. Donations may be made to Hope for Wildlife.
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