Douglas J. Fairbairn

In Memoriam

Below is the death notice of Douglas Fairbairn, Father of Bryan Fairbairn, Class of 1985. Please keep the Fairbairn family in your prayers.

DOUGLAS J. FAIRBAIRN, age 80, dearly beloved husband of 59 years to Margaret "Peggy" (nee Spuhler); loving father of Colleen Murray (Michael), Bryan (Beverly), Stacy Dever (Michael) and Sean (Dani); proud Grandpa of 14 and great-Grandpa of 1; brother of Barbara Montang (deceased) (Dale), James (deceased) (Carol) and Fran Sauer (Robert, M.D., deceased); brother-in-law of Ron Spuhler (deceased) (Diane), Michael Spuhler (Sandi) and James Spuhler (deceased) (Linda); much-loved uncle, cousin and dear friend of many. Passed away April 5, 2023. Funeral Mass Wednesday, April 12, The Church of St. Clarence (30106 Lorain Rd.) at 10:30 A.M. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME of NORTH OLMSTED, 29150 LORAIN RD. AT STEARNS RD., TUESDAY 4-8 P.M. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Monastery of the Poor Clares, 3501 Rocky River Dr., Cleveland, OH 44111.

Doug was born and raised in Preston, MN. He was transferred from Chicago to Cleveland with his wife and 4 kids in 1973. Doug worked in the airline industry as a sales rep for various airlines over the years. This enabled him to travel and visit friends all over the world. He ended his career with Walt Disney Inc. as a district sales manager. Upon retirement he worked as a starter at Springvale Golf Course enjoying his favorite sport. He embraced his Scottish and Irish heritage. He was involved in the WSIA. I am sure you saw his smiling face at the reviewing stand as a Marshall for over 40 years. Most of all Doug enjoyed spending time with his wife, Peggy, and loving family!
The Funeral Mass will be livestreamed on the Chambers Funeral Homes Facebook page (link to our Facebook page below):

Posted on: April 11, 2023

You can view a list of all St. Ed's Alumni who have passed away on our website.

Douglas J. Fairbairn

Make a Gift in Honor of Douglas J. Fairbairn

St. Edward High School is humbled by the generosity expressed by our community. Commemorative gifts enable us to empower our students with the knowledge, skills, and Holy Cross values to grow into Christ-like servant leaders. To make a memorial gift, click below.

matt stepnowsky teaching a class