HARGREAVES, John Walter Douglas 'Doug'  - Age 84, died peacefully at home in Kingston, Ontario, on July 5, 2016 surrounded by family.

One of the most recognized and respected figures in Canadian university football, Doug will be remembered for his professional achievements, as an inspirational role model and mentor and as a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather.

Born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, on December 20, 1931 to Violet (McCullough) Hargreaves and Charles Gordon Hargreaves, Doug was a graduate of Queen's University (B.A. 1960) and Dalhousie University (M.Sc.1975) and served in the Royal Canadian Air Force for 14 years, retiring with the rank of Major.

He had a long and successful career as a Coach and Educator at Royal Military College (RMC), Dalhousie University and Queen's University.

In 2012, he received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Queen's in recognition of his contributions to the university, intercollegiate athletics, the sport of football nationally and in Europe and for the positive impact he had on the lives of many hundreds of young people.

Although honored many times for his professional contributions and accomplishments, Doug's most enduring legacy consists of his inspirational approach to leadership and life. He was a source of optimism, encouragement and energy; a man of uncommon modesty; respectful and respected in turn.

Doug is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Norma; daughters Vicki, Gayle (husband Peter Muir) and Lynn; cherished grandsons Jeremiah (partner Hannah) and Eli (partner Ginny) Bach, Alexander (wife Xiaowei) and Gordon Muir; brother Ward Hargreaves (wife Judy) and cousins, nieces, nephews and aunt.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Senior Staff Mess, Royal Military College, Kingston, on Sunday, July 10th from 2 - 5 p.m.  (Arrangements entrusted with James Reid funeral home, Kingston.)

 

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