Dougie Pellerine

Obituary of Dougie Pellerine

It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Douglas Pellerine, on Monday, March 22, 2021, at the VG hospital, with his family by his side. Born in Halifax, he was the son of the late Ronald and Margaret Pellerine (O’Leary). Doug (Dougie) was a devoted father and grandfather. Doug was a well-loved taxi driver with Casino Taxi and Yellow cab for 45 years and earned many regular clients. He took great pride in his job and always had the cleanest car in the fleet. He knew every street in Halifax. Doug enjoyed sharing his knowledge of our city’s history with many clients, especially the cruise ship passengers. In 2019 he successfully completed a tourism training course and received a tourism certification to support this passion. Doug was also a superintendent of 25 years for the Goshen family. Doug enjoyed kayaking and poking the campfire at Debbie’s cottage, family gatherings especially “Pellerine Christmas Eve”, spending evenings playing bingo and special time with his grandchildren. Doug quietly did little things that created so many smiles, his gift to us. You could never leave his house without something in your hands, he was a simple man and always gave whatever he could to others. Doug is survived by the love of his life, Bonnie; son, Kirk (Julie); daughter, Kelly (Whitney); brothers, Stephen (Marilyn); Wayne (Doreen); sisters, Darlene Webster (Rick); Debbie Leadley (Dan); sister-in-Law, Debbie Pellerine; grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Brea, Brooke, Ryder, Kaleb, Kenzie, Chase, and Brody; as well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Besides his parents, Doug was predeceased by his sister, Christine Currie, and brother, Bruce. Over the past 4 years, while living with cancer, Doug enjoyed a good quality of life and continued to work, up until two weeks before his passing. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation and gratitude to his specialist Dr. Ramjeesingh and to the doctors and nurses from 7A at the VG site, who were so compassionate and caring during his last days. Cremation has taken place. In honoring Doug’s wishes, there will be no funeral. Arrangements have been entrusted to T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists. Memorial donations may be made in Doug’s memory to the MS society or the Cancer society. “He didn’t tell us how to live; he lived and let us watch him do it.” Clarence Budington Kelland We love you Dougie
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