George Douglas Thibeau

  • Born: July 20, 1942
  • Died: May 6, 2020
  • Location: Rockland

Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home

135 Union Street
Rockland, MA 02370
Tel. (781) 878-1775

Tribute & Message From The Family

George Douglas Thibeau, 78, of Rockland, Ma, passed May 6th, 2020.

Doug was born to James and Blanch, July 20th, 1942, in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada. He graduated from High School in 1960. Doug joined the U.S. Army in 1966, with a tour of duty in Neu Ulm, Germany. Following his years in the service Doug received a Tradesman Certificate in HVAC. He married Gail Marie Smith in 1969, and they lived together in Rockland, Ma. For almost 51 years. In 1973, Doug became a proud naturalized citizen of the United States. Together they raised 3 sons.
He leaves as his legacy 3 children: Vincent (Tracey), Andrew (Gaby), Steven (Kerri). Doug also had seven grandchildren (Mackenzie, Justin, Stephanie, Maxx, Jay, Nicholas, Mason), along with many nieces & nephews. He also leaves to cherish his memory one brother, Richard Thibeau of Halifax, Nova Scotia. His wife and children remember him as a loving husband, caring father and proud grandfather.
He was preceded in death by his parents James and Blanch and two brothers Bob & Ron.

Doug was an HVAC Technician at the Gillette Safety Razor Company, in South Boston for 27 years until he retired in 2004. Doug loved being outside in his garden, camping and riding his bike around the neighborhood. Doug never met a stranger!

Due to COVID-19 public health guidance, services will be private.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Gail and the entire Thibeau family, you have my deepest sympathies. Doug was a great guy and an amazing neighbor. I'll always remember Doug as an "outdoorsman". Always working in his yard, tending to his garden and your property. And, taking trips with Gail with their camper. Travelling across the country with Gail and family really gave Doug great joy. Doug loved his family dearly. His love did not end with his family. Doug and Gail have always been kind and caring to my parents. Not only as neighbors. But, as extended family. The Korzeniowski family will never forget Doug's compassion and kindness to my mother when our father passed. Doug was a great soul. May he rest in peace!

Posted by Bill Korzeniowski - Orlando, FL - Neighbor   May 21, 2020

Gail, Andy, Steven and Vinny,

We are so sorry to hear about your loss. I have so many great memories of Doug across the years. His humor, his smile and his style was so Doug.

Posted by Jen, Claire and Doug Handler - Seattle, WA - Family Friend   May 14, 2020

So sorry for your loss. I grew up next door to Thibeau's on North Ave and Doug was a great neighbor. He was a hard working family man and always had an awesome garden.

Posted by Michael Bean - Rockland, MA - Neighbor   May 13, 2020

My Great cousin Doug, my friend, you will be missed. I thank you for all the memories and for your kindness that you showed my family. Gail, Vince, Andrew and Steve we are thankful to be a part of your life and hope we can offer comfort and strength during your time of need. I wish we could be there with you to celebrate the life of Doug, know you are in our hearts and we will be there as soon as we are able.

Posted by Rick Quintal and Family - Ottawa Canada - Family   May 12, 2020

Sherry & Ken Kellaway

Posted by Sharon Kellaway - Norwell, MA   May 12, 2020


Dear Gail and Family,

Oh I am so sorry to see this. Gail, Fred and I were just talking about you both the othercday and wondering how you were doing. This is such a shock to see. I know you both have strong faith. May God rest his soul and give you comfort in these difficult days and weeks to come. God bless you. Much love, Kathy

Posted by Kathleen Botelho Kawa - Whitman, MA - Friend   May 12, 2020

Doug always had a smile and a friendly greeting to share while at work at Gillette. RIP Doug

Posted by Alan Greenstein - Hingham, MA - Coworker   May 11, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to everyone. He will be deeply missed up here in Nova Scotia as well.

Posted by Nicole and Scott Syms - Nova Scotia - Family   May 11, 2020

Doug will be missed by both John and I. John will miss his garden trips and telling me, all about his trips. We have been friends and neighbors for over 50 wonderful years though happy times and bad. Tell Vinnie, Andrew, and Steven, you all in our thoughts and prayers. Will treasure the memories we had with you both. Especially our trip to Quebec.

Posted by John and Carol Krukiel - Rockland, MA - Neighbor   May 11, 2020

John and I were saddened to hear of Doug's passing. You both have been part of our family for many years and were so great to my parents. We will always remember that. Gail please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Janet (Korzeniowski) and John Loughlin - Norwell, MA - Friend   May 11, 2020

Gail and family, my sincere sympathy on the passing of Doug. I was always happy to see you when you came to visit Sheila and Mitch in Quebec. We had many good times going out for dinner. We had a great trip to Montreal last fall. Doug was a great man, had a good sense of humour. Treasure your memories and keep them close to your heart. Your Canadian friend Anne Beattie from Aylmer, Quebec Canada.

Posted by Anne Beattie - Canada - Friend   May 11, 2020

The guiding light of a father's wisdom is a gift that lasts forever. We're so sorry for your loss, and we're praying for you during this time of grief.

Posted by Joan Moore - Hanover, MA - Family   May 11, 2020

Gail, Steve, and family. I am very sorry to learn of Doug's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Patrick Runci - Rockland, MA   May 11, 2020

Jess and I are so sorry for your loss. Our condolences to you all, god bless.

Posted by Mathew Giovanello - Marshfield, MA - Friend   May 11, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about Doug. God bless you and your family.
Kathy Monaghan

Posted by Kathleen Monaghan - Hanson, MA - Friend   May 11, 2020

Vinnie, Andrew, and Steve our deepest sympathy to you and your family. May he watch over you all and will always be in your heart. DeFilippo Family

Posted by Chris DeFilippo - Rockland, MA - Family Friend   May 11, 2020

Gail & family, we are all thinking of you during this difficult time. Sending you our thoughts and prayers along with hugs and kisses.

Posted by Alanna Maloney    May 10, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with Doug's immediate family. A great man who was always full of positive energy and a loved family member to my mother. Doug left his home country of Canada many years ago, but he always returned for visits to maintain his valued relationships. His physical presence will be dearly missed. Doug will be able to make heaven a better place with his presence. I hopefully will see some of Doug in his children and grandchildren in my future. Doug's family will always be welcome through my door and a seat made available at my table.

Posted by Gavin Maloney - Quyon   May 10, 2020

Don Maloney again...making a short story not too short. Doug was a great friend. He provided my family with so many magnificent times. We will always remember the many years of Christmas shopping, keeping the American economy afloat. Getting Doug to enjoy shopping took many years, but Gail, you were persistent. Our trips to Florida and our many tours will never be forgotten. Gail, with Doug, your trips to Canada provided great moments. Thank you Gail and family for inviting me to Doug's Birthday-Hawaiian Party and when we meet again, there will be many more good times. Brenda will welcome him with a "Aloha" and a little Irish Cream!

Posted by Don Maloney - Norway Bay, Quebec - Family   May 09, 2020

Gail & family,
Our sincere condolences to you and your family. We are so sorry to hear of Doug's passing. We have many memories of Doug visiting us in Canada and will never forget our trip to Boston. He loved his sweets, debating and going for walks. We will miss him dearly. Sending our love and thoughts during this difficult time.

Posted by Jo-Anne & Tasos Georgeadis - Luskville, Quebec - Family   May 09, 2020

I have known Doug since he and Gail were first married.He was more than a good friend and neighbor;Doug was family. He always made me laugh even in the darkest of times and was generous and loving especially towards my elderly parents who thought of him as another son.I will forever be grateful for the kindness he showed them . Both he and Gail would check in on them often offering their help on many occasions. Sweet gestures like sharing the fruits of his garden and bringing up their trash barrels were typical of his nature.Doug will sorely be missed. My husband Paul and I want to extend our sincerest sympathy to Gail and the entire family. May he rest in peace. Love Carol Korzeniowski Dupuis

Posted by Carol Dupuis - Orange Park, FL - Neighbor   May 09, 2020

Gail and the family
Our sincere condolences to everyone.

Posted by Don Maloney - Norway Bay, Qc - Family   May 09, 2020

My condolences, Doug was always good for a smile and always interested in what was going on.

Posted by Rick Deibel - Rockland, MA - Neighbor   May 08, 2020

Oh Gail, Butch and I are so sorry to hear this sad news. May George rest in peace. Sending you lots of prayers to help you through these dark days ahead. God bless!

Posted by Butch & Judy Walling - Rockland, MA - Friend   May 08, 2020

Gail, Vincent, Andrew and Steven,
John, Dan and I are so sorry for your husband's and your father's passing. He was a good man and a great friend. He will be missed by many.
Our deepest sympathy and our love to you all at this difficult time.
Mary Jane, John and Dan Lewis

Posted by Mary Jane Lewis - Halifax, MA - Family Friend   May 08, 2020

Our first real connection with Doug and Gail was when they welcomed us in 2004 into their home when Peter and I first ran the Boston Marathon and invited us back when Pete decided to run it again as his lovely wife (me) finished while pregnant for Russell and he didn't! We had fun during our stay, even though Doug didn't love my peanut butter ice cream cake! Doug also showed Peter how to hold Russell like a football to calm him down! We remember getting the grand tour of the greater Boston area, including the Newton Wellsley Hospital! Since our adventures in Boston, Doug and Gail have made many visits to Canada. We especially enjoyed surprising my mother on her 60th birthday with our special out of town guests! I will always remember Doug as a man who put his family first, was sooooooooo knowledgeable, and appeared never to have a dull moment in life as he was always on the go.
Our heart goes out to Gail and the boys as well as their families during this difficult time. Doug will be deeply missed by our family.

Posted by Kelly Niedre - Kars, Ontario - Family   May 08, 2020

We are so sorry to hear of Dougs passing. You're all in our thoughts Gail.

Posted by Tara Robert - Ottawa - Family   May 08, 2020

Gail, Vince, Steven, Andrew and family
Our deepest sympathies during this difficult time.
Our prayers are with you. We'll miss him dearly

Posted by Sheila and Mitch Quintal - Cousin - Family   May 08, 2020

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