Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Douglas Weston Sherk[1]

Male 1931 - 1992  (61 years)


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  • Name Douglas Weston Sherk 
    Born 10 Apr 1931  Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-338681 
    Died 1 Sep 1992  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 4 Sep 1992  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I338681  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father Melvin Sherk,   b. 5 Jan 1904, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1981, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Mary Elizabeth "Bessie" Brown,   b. 28 Nov 1903, , Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1970, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Family ID F247506  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Phyllis J. Mackie,   b. 1932,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F247787  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Douglas Weston Sherk

      Douglas Weston Sherk of Bute Street, Ayr passed away at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener on Tuesday, September 1st. He was in his 62nd year. Born in Blenheim Township, he was a son of the late Melvin Sherk and Mary Elizabeth Brown. A love of planes led him to get his pilot's licence and as a young man he flew for companies in Canada's North-west. Later he came back to his home town of Ayr where he joined other family members in the operation of Sherk Sales and Service, a Chrysler and Case dealership and garage. When the garage closed in 1982, Doug joined the staff at Pinder Fleet, a Kitchener truck dealership. He was a 20 year director and past president of the Waterloo-Wellington Flying Club; a director of the Ayr Centennials Jr. hockey club; and member of Canadian Pork Barbecuing organizing committee. Surviving are his wife, the former Phyllis Mackie; a son Tom of Roseville; a daughter Laurel and her husband Jeff Bhagar of Toronto; brothers Raymond (Tyke), William and James, all of Ayr; sisters Mrs. William (Margaret) Makins of Bayfield, Mrs. John (Elizabeth) Kostiuk of Baltimore, Md., and Esther Mitchell of Ayr. Predeceased by a twin brother David William. Rested at the Ayr Chapel of the Wm. Kipp Funeral Home where funeral service was conducted on Friday by Rev. James Young of Knox United Church, Ayr. Cremation. Interment Ayr Cemetery.

      The Ayr News 9 Sep 1992 pg 14

  • Sources 
    1. [S2403] News - Unidentified Newspaper Obituary, Obituary of Melvin Sherk.

    2. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      Sherk/ Douglas W./ 1931 - 1992/ Phyllis J. Mathie/ 1932 - / Parents of/ Thomas & Laurel/ Rest in Peace

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Apr 1931 - Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Sep 1992 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 4 Sep 1992 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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