David, Ian, Garth and family. My deepest condolences on Doug's death. He was a remarkable man and will be much missed. May God be with you all.
Rest in Peace, Doug.
We will always remember and cherish the many visits (and countless entertaining stories shared by both Doug and Ruth) over the years. As next-door cottage neighbours on Moira Lake, we were blessed to spend many summers in close proximity. (Sometimes too close - memories include Ruth repeatedly flicking their porch lights on and off late in the evening, her subtle yet highly effective way to remind us youngsters that is was time to quiet down and listen to the loons... although I can now finally admit that for the longest time, we thought it was just bad electrical wiring that Doug had done himself.)
I have strong memories of seeing Doug - until well in his 80's - up on the roof of his cottage, valiantly fighting (but losing) the ongoing battle against ever encroaching moss on the shingles. Doug would firmly (but always politely) refuse all offers of assistance, even offers to hold the ladder as we tried (but failed) to talk him down.
(In hindsight, this was probably because the one time he did let me help him cut down a large, dead tree limb overhanging the deck ("Doug, please, I insist - let me go up the ladder with the chainsaw. I'm 38 years younger and much more nimble than you") the resulting trip to the emergency department and the 20+ stitches in my right forearm likely convinced him that he would be better off working alone going forward.)
Summers at the cottage will never be same now that Doug and Ruth are no longer with us. All our thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to the Jay family. Doug was truly a wonderful, great man who will be forever missed by those fortunate enough to know him.
- Andy, Sue and family
Douglas Jay was a great supporter and friend of Wycliffe College during my years as its Principal. Condolences to hia family and friends
We were fellow cottagers and neighbours from Moira Lake
We are saddened to hear of Dr. Jay's death, but as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the institution he founded, we pray that our current work will honour the legacy with which he is so associated, both at TST and at Emmanuel College. We extend our condolences to his family and to all who held him dearly in their hearts.