In Memory of William McQuitty





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William McQuitty

MCQUITTY, WILLIAM DOUGLAS "DOUG"- It is with sadness that the family of Doug McQuitty announces his passing on February 22, 2020 at the age of 89 years. Predeceased by his wife Lea Jacqueline (nee Fischl), Doug is survived by sons Mark (Susan Anderson), Craig, Terry (Beth Devereaux), Grandchildren Shawn and Lea, and long-time close companion and friend Mary Rivett. Doug was born in Kamloops on July 26, 1930 to Dr. Melvyn McQuitty and Sarah Melissa Milliken. He grew up and went to school in Ste. Anne de Bellevue before moving to Montreal where he spent the first half of his adult life raising a family, volunteering in the community, and working in the industrial process control business, first at Bailey Meter and later as an executive with Moore Instrument Co. Ltd. He graduated in Electronics from the Montreal Technical Institute in 1953 and then earned his degree from Sir George Williams University while working full time and raising a young family. In 1977 the family moved to Prescott where a new chapter began. He continued working for Moore in Montreal before easing into retirement and doing business out of Moore's new Prescott home office. He served as Treasurer at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, and was a regular sight around town walking his Bouvier 'Ghost'. A long-time member of the Brockville Yacht Club, sailing was his passion. More recently he could be found square dancing with Prescott Harbour Lites, bowling and serving as Treasurer at the Prescott Lawn Bowling Club, or volunteering every Thursday at the South Grenville Food Bank. Doug loved to travel. He was a voracious reader. He loved the theatre. He enjoyed a good concert. He was always on the move. But it was his sense of humour and love of a good turn of phrase and a pun that he'll be most remembered for. Family and friends may call on Friday February 28, 2020 from 1-1:45 PM at the MacKay Funeral Home, 416 Dibble Street West Prescott for a Memorial Visitation with Funeral Service in the Prescott Chapel of the funeral home following at 2 PM. A Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the CNIB or South Grenville Food Bank or share a special memory of William at