In Celebration of

Douglas Clynick Hartry

January 11, 1926 -  December 4, 2021

Slipped away on December 4, 2021 at age 95. We thought he would live forever or at least until the Maple Leafs won a Stanley Cup but he missed his beloved Maxine (nee Armitage) more. Their funerals are exactly five years apart.

Loving father to Nancy Hartry (Frank Burke), Lesley Marshall (Terry), and Susan Foley (Rod Millard). Much loved grandpa to Scott Marshall (Julie), Trevor Marshall (Marie-Claire Buell), Kelly Marshall (Paul Tessaro), Lauren Govostis (Dino), Cameron Foley (Kim Dwyer), Gaelan Burke (Courtney), Jocelyn Burke (Naheed Jivraj). His twelve boisterous great grandchildren almost make a hockey team: Jack, Bodie, Cameron, Hudson, Theo, James, Charlie, Sylvie, Susie, Sloan Palmer, and Emma. And devoted big brother to Mary Williams and Helen Higgins (predeceased).

Doug worked hard and played harder. He held senior positions at Confederation Life Insurance Company until forming Doug Hartry Insurance. “Mr. Annuity” was President of the Etobicoke Rotary Club, recipient of the Paul Harris Award, and active in St. Matthew’s Anglican Church as their longest living parishioner. The Country Club of the Toronto Board of Trade was his second home and he was honoured at age 90 as a charter member.

During the war years, he was head boy of Humberside Collegiate, in Toronto. A graduate of Victoria College at the University of Toronto, he played hockey for the Varsity Blues. A life- long athlete and outdoorsman, he enjoyed golf, skiing, boating, fishing and gardening and has instilled these interests in his children and grandchildren. Energetic. Fun loving. Civic minded. Always with a kind word and smile.

A one hour visitation from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 9, 2021 will be held at St Mathew’s Anglican Church, 3962 Bloor St. West, Etobicoke. At the family’s request guests are asked to be double-vaccinated. A private family service will be held at a later time. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Rotary Club of Etobicoke to continue their good work in the community.


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Craig and Karen Swatuk (Friend)

Entered December 7, 2021 from Oakville

Sue and Family,
Wishing you peace at this difficult time.
God bless,
Craig and Karen Swatuk

Gerald Clynick Peer (Cousin)

Entered December 7, 2021 from Wichita Kansas

Proudly Doug’s Cousin for 88 years. Visited Maxine & Doug almost every year during adulthood. They were wonderful cousins & friends and hosts all that time. Love them dearly forever. Janice, Jerry, & Sarah Peer

Jill Whelan (Friend of Nancy's)

Entered December 8, 2021 from Toronto

My condolences to Nancy, Frank and the entire family. He inspired a lovely and fun family. Thinking of you. Jill.

Gail Lacroix (cousin)

Entered December 8, 2021 from 6 Cornwall St. Toronto

Doug was always welcome at our house in Hespeler. Although he was 10 years older than me I always was glad to see him and to visit. He and dad were especially close I think and I remember when Nancy was born and we went to St. Catherines to visit the newest addition to the family. Everyone was thrilled.
I have many happy memories of Doug and Max.
It seems many of the family pass away in December. Mother in December 52 years ago. Dad 30 years ago. And Allie also in December.
My thoughts are with you all and many happy recollections. Wish I could be there

Jane and Grant Fraser (Friends of Nancy, Frank and the rest family)

Entered December 8, 2021 from Stoney Creek

The write-up on your dad was a wonderful tribute. We know that you and the rest of the family will have lots of memories to keep him in your hearts.
While we will not be at the visitation you know we are thinking of you .
Our sincerest condolences.
Jane and Grant Fraser
Stoney Creek


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