Memorial contributions can be made to Oxford Community Foundation or any legacy fund by clicking on the “donate now button” on the top right of this page. To ensure your donation is allocated to the fund of your choice, in the “Dedication Information” section of the donation page, please insert “in memory of “name” to “name” Fund”.
Below, please find brief stories of legacies left by Doug Eckel and Dale Fanset.
Doug Eckel for Leaves a Legacy
It is with sadness that we share the news of Doug Eckel’s passing at the age
of 87 on June 20th.
Family and community defined Doug. He was married to Yvonne for more than
60 years and together they raised four wonderful children. I remember fondly
how his eyes would light up when he talked about his family, especially his
grandchildren, and his world travels. He was a kind, gentle and generous man
who loved to chat.
Giving back to their community was tremendously important for both Doug and Yvonne.
We, at Oxford Community Foundation (OCF) are grateful for Doug’s expertise and assistance
in setting up the foundation. Doug was a founding board member, and he and his wife Yvonne
established one of the first legacy funds, the Doug and Yvonne Eckel Fund, in 2006. Having an
interest in children as well as arts and culture, grants from their fund have supported numerous
initiatives including Economics for Success program through Junior Achievement, Imprinting
Generations print making program at The Woodstock Art Gallery, a workshop for singers
through Woodstock Fanshawe Singers’, the weekend backpack food program at Helping
Hands Food Bank, and so many more.
Doug & Yvonne’s legacy will live on forever through annual grants made from their fund
supporting local initiatives through local charities.
Rest in peace Doug. You will be missed and never forgotten.
His obituary and the accompanying video tell a story of a life well lived. https://www.brockandvisser.com/obituary/DouglasDoug-Kennedy-Eckel
Memorial contributions can be made to the OCF B&R George Cultural Fund by clicking on the “donate now button” on the top right of this page. To ensure your donation is allocated to this fund, in the “Dedication Information” section of the donation page, please insert “in memory of Doug Eckel to B&R George Fund”.
Dale Fanset is now “Takin’ Care of Business” on the wild blue yonder’s dancefloor
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the large family and many friends of Dale Fanset of Tillsonburg who passed away on April 30th.
Dale (aka Uncle Guido) will be remembered for his fun-loving nature and mischievous grin. He was an accomplished curler, golfer, baseball player, darter and beer pong champion and could be described as the life of the party. Dale took much pride in and was highly regarded for his icemaking skills at the Tillsonburg and Ingersoll curling clubs.
Dale’s loving partner Stephanie and son Travis have set up a legacy fund at Oxford Community Foundation with thoughts of supporting junior curlers in our community. Donations can be made to the “Dale Fanset Legacy Fund” by clicking on the “donate now button” on the top right of this page. To ensure your donation is allocated to this fund, in the “Dedication Information” section of the donation page, please insert “Dale Fanset Legacy Fund”.