Douglas Queen


Doug Queen

In March 2014, Doug Queen suddenly and tragically lost his life at the age of 49, leaving behind his wife and two young boys. His loss also left a big hole in the Toronto musical community.

Music had always been an integral part of Doug’s life. He was an accomplished pianist, song-writer and singer. He played many other instruments as well. His love of music of all forms was evident in the Toronto rock/bluegrass band Jughead, which included his twin brother Andrew. Their hit single “Hockey Song” earned them a gold record and can be heard at the Hockey Hall of Fame.

In addition to being passionately dedicated to music, Doug was also an exceptional teacher. He taught music at Brock Public School for 18 years, where he was loved and greatly valued by his peers and by the students he so enjoyed teaching. He was the driving force in the acquisition of a large collection of instruments with which to share his passion for music with the students at Brock.

Doug was an outstanding individual — positive, kind, talented, and humble. Doug was constantly in awe of and open to everything that stood before him. His warmth, humour, camaraderie, and enthusiasm for all things were infectious. He had a deeply positive impact on the lives of many people. As of 2016, as a gesture of respect and appreciation for Doug’s legacy, Shine is pleased and honoured to be able to offer the Douglas Queen Memorial Bursary in his memory.