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Douglas MacPherson

Douglas MacPherson

Sunday, July 26th, 1959 - Saturday, February 2nd, 2019
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MASSENA – Douglas MacPherson, 59, of Grassmere Terrace passed away Saturday afternoon, February 2, 2019 at Massena Memorial Hospital from a sudden and unexpected illness.

Douglas was born July 26, 1959 in Massena, the son of the late Angus and Margaret (Gonyea) MacPherson. He graduated from Massena High School in 1979 and took nursing courses through BOCES. On June 21, 2003 he married Brenda J. Rusaw.

He had previously worked at Sunoco Mini-Mart and in the health care field. He enjoyed time with his wife, music, computers, telling a good joke, and attending services at Calvary Baptist Church.

Douglas is survived by his wife, Brenda; his sisters, Esther and Robert Jareo of Massena and Laurie and Syd Girven of Rome; many nieces, nephews, and extended family.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Donald and John MacPherson.

There will no calling hours. Services will be held privately at the convenience of his wife.

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Calvary Baptist Church Memorial Fund or Massena Rescue Squad.
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Micah Caraballo

Posted at 07:01am
I’m so sorry for the loss of this man. My condolences go out to the MacPherson family. There’s a Scripture I’d love to share that always comforted me when I lost someone close to me in death. It’s in Revelation 21:4 which says: “And he [God] will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” This is a promise from God that he will end death forever in the future and that we will see our loved ones again!


Posted at 05:25pm
We are very sorry to read about Mr. Douglas loss.Its very painful and unbearable to loss someone we dearly love.At such times we all can find comfort from God's word the bible, because we receive comfort from our heavenly father.(2 Corinthians 1:3,4) He is the loving Rescuer who has already shown that he can defeat enemy the death. And he promises to destroy this enemy,death once and for all. The bible says that "The last enemy the death is to be brought to nothing."(1 Corinthians 15:26) Our God promises that the dead will live again.(Isaiah 26:19) They will be brought back to life.That is the hope of resurrection. I wish that these scriptures give you some peace and comfort in this difficult time,

Posted at 08:40pm
I was so sorry to hear of Dougie's passing. I still have memories of him and my brother sitting on opposite sides of the road on the curb with steering wheels in hand driving to who knows where. Love those days and miss all my MacPherson friends. Sending love and prayers to Esther, Laurie and all of Dougie's family, Joan Sharlan Russell

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