Rev. Douglas Carnegie


Jan. 20, 1930–Feb. 2, 2016

With sadness the family of Rev. Douglas Carnegie announced his peaceful passing at Winchester District Memorial Hospital on February 2,  2016, with family at his side. 

Doug was the cherished husband of Shirley (nee Fawcett), father of David (Louise), Carolyn Miyazaki and Laura (Peter) Lamar, and grandfather to Emma and Thomas Miyazaki, James and Andrew Carnegie, and Madeline and Evan Lamar. 

He was beloved brother of John deceased (Sheila) and sisters Hope (deceased) and Dawn, and dear uncle of several nieces and nephews. 

He will be lovingly remembered stepfather to Howard (Leslie) Kirkby and Laurel (Ron) Wichmann. 

Doug was first married to Corinne Thomson until 1987. A resident of Iroquois since September of 1997, he married Shirley (Kirkby) in 1999.

Doug was born on January 20, 1930, to the late Roy and Caroline (nee Alexander) Carnegie in Kingston. He received his BA and BD from Queen’s University and Queen’s Theological College.

As a student minister, he served summer missions with farmers in Saskatchewan, oil men in Alberta, lumbermen in Northern Ontario, and was the Padre one summer on the Power Project in Cornwall.

Doug was ordained in 1958 by the Bay of Quinte Conference in Trinity United, Peterborough, Ontario and was sent by the Church to the Portneuf-Valcartier Pastoral Charge. 

In 1960, Rev. Carnegie was called to be minister at St. Paul’s United Church, Prescott, and in 1968, he was called to Kingsway United Church, Ottawa, where he served for 27 years until retirement.

For many years after, Doug continued to contribute to Church life, acting as interim or occasional minister for appreciative and fond congregations throughout the Seaway Valley Pastoral Charge… Brinston, Cardinal/Johnstown, Hulbert Valley, Ingleside-Newington, Iroquois, Morewood, Williamsburg, and Prescott.

Doug’s empathy for others, humility, and sincerity were greatly appreciated by his parishioners as he performed his duties as friend and pastor. His compassion, inclusive acceptance of everyone, sense of humour, and joy of life were always apparent. We are all fortunate to have known Doug. He will be sorely missed.

Visitation was held at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Iroquois on Friday, February 5th, 2016. The funeral service was held at the Iroquois United Church on Saturday, February 6th, 2016. 

Internment will be in the Spring at Iroquois Point Cemetery.

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