Bracher, Douglas

BRACHER, Douglas

1939 - 2022

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Douglas John Bracher at Extendicare Kirkland Lake, on Wednesday, June 30, 2022 surrounded by his loving family. 

Douglas was predeceased by his parents Reginald and Evelyn (née Reid) Bracher, his loving wife (Belle Femme) Pierrette Bracher as well as his 2 brothers (Ron & Harry), and will forever be missed by his children Donna Crema (Ronny Wilson) , Derek Bracher (Sylvane O’Brien); his cherished grandchildren John Patrick Bracher (Jessica), Justin Crema (Lacey Harrison), Carrie-Ann Bracher (Samuel), Caitlin Crema (Mitchell), Sarah Amy Bracher; as well as his precious great grandchildren Jacob, Chloe, Michael, Anthony, Juliette and Grayson.

Douglas is also dearly missed by his sisters Ruth Payne (Mervin) and Joyce Piche (Ken) and sister in laws Mary Bracher, Caryl Ann Bracher, Noella Leblanc and brother-in-law Jean Paul Baribeau. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Doug lived for his family, there is nothing he wouldn't have done for them. He was an avid hockey fan, the Boston Bruins being his all time favorite team. He spent 36 great years working at Kerr Addison in Virginiatown, which he missed dearly after retirement. Doug could always be found with a smile on his face, a tune in his heart and an abundance of love to go around. 

Many thanks to Doug's wonderful community care givers at Extendicare, as well as Dr. Estrada and Dr. Kurki from the Blanche River Health Team for their compassionate care. 

The family would like to welcome friends at the TIMISKAMING FUNERAL COOPERATIVE (111 Burnside Drive, Kirkland Lake, ON P2N 3L1) on Wednesday, July 6   th   , 2022 from 10:00-10:45 am followed by a funeral service at 11:00 am from the chapel of the funeral home. There will be a luncheon following the service, everyone is welcome. 

Donations in Douglas memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Ontario (1-186 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 3B2).  


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Donna et la famille

Mes sympathies à toute la famille

Roger Colette Petitclerc , July 1, 2022


My sincere condolences to all of the family

Léo Durette, July 1, 2022

Bracher family

Thinking of you all at this sad time. You are in our prayers , may you take comfort in knowing he is at peace.
Maud and Bernard O’Brien

Maud, July 1, 2022

Donna & family

Sorry to hear of your dads passing. Our prayers are with you.

Stan Skalecki, July 2, 2022

Derek, Donna and family

Sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to all of you. Always treasure the happy memories for it will keep your heart light and bring a smile. Even though your loved one is not here physically, those precious memories will keep him alive for our remaining days. Da

Darren Phillips, July 2, 2022


Our condolences to you and your family, take care.

Keitha Opala, July 4, 2022

Derek, Donna and family

I am sorry to read of dad’s passing. Thinking of you at this difficult time

Cathy Le Clerc , July 4, 2022

Donna , Derek and family

Condolences very sad news nice Man

jase, July 4, 2022

The Family

I am very sorry to hear the news of Doug’s passing . We knew each other well as young kids in the townsite area so many years ago and I remember he was always a good guy!
My condolences to the family-Brian

Brian Hamilton , July 4, 2022

Donna and family

I’m so sorry for your loss.

Cindy , July 5, 2022

Donna and Derek and all the family

You have my deepest sympathies and we share a lot of very fond memories together, time will never erase the memories.
I loved Doug’s exuberance over many different situations and topics
We know he is in a great place now. He always had a very loving family

Gay Baribeau, July 5, 2022

Donna, Derek & Family

We extend our sincere condolences to the entire Bracher family. Doug's friendly demeanor and his engaging smile is a memory that will endure for a long time!

We trust that the family has a multitude of fond memories they will cherish dearly in the difficult days ahead. God Bless!

Jerry and Liz Robazza, July 5, 2022

Donna and Family

Our condolences on the passing of your father and grandfather. Our thoughts are with you all.

Francine and Dean Archer

Francine Archer, July 19, 2022

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