Douglas Osborne McTiernan

October 1, 1950 - October 3, 2020

Funeral Details:

We are very sad to announce the passing of Doug on October 3, 2020 at age 70. He passed at RVH hospital in Barrie, Ontario. Doug was predeceased by his parents Osborne and Violet (nee Dubeau).

Born in Toronto, Ontario on his parents’ first wedding anniversary. Lived mostly in Innisfil, Ontario.

Father of Kelly (Charity), Jody (Mandy), of Barrie, Ontario and Kevin Kennedy of Edmonton.

Grandfather of Carmin, Quinnton, Kail, Isabelle (Issy), Tatiana, Jason, Mackenzie, Jasmine, Maxwell McTiernan and Gillian and James Kennedy.

Step-grandfather to Tayler and Caleb.

Uncle to Stefanie of Bowmanville and Steve (“Smitty” he would call him) Duarte from Oshawa.

He was Godfather also to very special youngins.

Only brother of Gale McTiernan (Duarte) from Innisfil Ontario.

A very Special Thank you to K.C. Patterson for being there. He loved your singing and made his 70th birthday a special one. A thank you to Barrie's Transitional Unit. You ladies and doctors made it possible for us to say goodbye even through the pandemic.

Gale would like to Thank all who helped her with cleaning, getting propane, giving their shoulder. Doug is smiling from above.


You would often see Doug in his sweatband working on his vehicles with a cold one not too far. His biggest love was his 57 Panel Truck and of course wee Sparky.

In approx. Nov 2009 his life changed when he had a major stroke. He never gave up. He moved to Gale's the following winter and then bought a trailer at Bee Happy Campground. He wanted to be back home. Gale sold her house and moved beside him to take care of him and yes vise versa.

He worked on his trailer's roof until mid-August 2020 until he couldn’t anymore. BUT he kept active as best he could. Gale finally convinced him to go to hospital and he was given 3 to 6 months. He left us 2 weeks short a day.

Doug, you are loved and missed.


A service will be held in the spring of 2021 due to Covid-19.


3 Condolences
  • Holly Moore
    Posted on: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 Reply

    Sending our love and deepest condolences. I never had the pleasure to meet Doug, but the stories Gale and Karen shared with us warmed my heart. My deepest sympathy to all who knew him. Xoxo

  • Robin & Allan Davidge
    Posted on: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Reply

    We are sorry for your loss. May memories of Doug’s life comfort you and bring you peace during this difficult time. With love and remembrance…

  • Stefanie Duarte
    Posted on: Sunday, October 18, 2020 Reply

    Uncle Dougie, although taken from my family way too early, your memories remain as always, your efforts that made a significant different in our lives; like realizing who played Santa to visit my brother and I each year, our Charlie Brown Christmas, making sure we felt welcome and made space for us when we would visit, just smiles and laid back and enjoyed life as it came. Thank you for all you did and for all that will remain in memories and traditions….. you left a legacy and will live on through it…. lots of love, your Niece, grand nephews and grand niece xoxo.

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