Douglas Gonsalves

Douglas Gonsalves

Thursday, August 27th, 1959 - Thursday, December 27th, 2018
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Douglas Gonsalves

Mr. Douglas Gonsalves, age 59, of Hastings passed away Thursday, December 27th, 2018 at Pennock Hospital

Douglas was born in Oakland, CA on August 27, 1959, the son of the late Charles and Mary (Hope) Gonsalves.

He was raised in the San Leandro California and attended local schools. Doug spent a short time in California, but relocated to Michigan with this children. On September 12, 1987 he married Mary Lou (Wierenga) Gonsalves. Together they made their home in Hastings where they continued to raise their family. Doug & Mary Lou have celebrated over 31 years of marriage.

Doug was a hard worker, and spent is professional career as a Lathe Operator at Flex Fab in Hastings where he worked faithfully for over 28 year before retiring in 2005. Doug had a true passion for serving the people in his life. Over the years he has utilized is talent as a tremendous cook to prepare meals at his church, as well as operate his own catering business for the past 40 years. Doug loved his church and church family at Thonapple Valley Church and enjoyed giving his time and talent working in the children's ministries and serving in the kitchen. Each summer Doug was in instrumental aspect to the success of the Hastings Summerfest, helping organize the children's parade and the car show each year. As an active member of the Hastings community, Doug belonged to several local organizations including the Hastings Elks, and past president for the Hastings Car Club.

Doug is survived by his beloved wife Mary Lou, his daughter, Samantha Gonsalves, four sons Gerrin (Sonya) Gonsalves, Donald (Bobbi) Wood, Douglas Gonsalves Jr., Manny Gonsalves, his sister, Marilyn Dessemer, his brother, Steve Gonsalves and 12 grandchildren,

He was preceded in death by his brother Robert Gonsalves

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at The Thornapple Valley Church at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2019 with a time of fellowship and luncheon immediately following.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Daniels Funeral Home in Nashville. For further details please visit our website at
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Thornapple Valley Church
    2750 South M 43 Hwy
    HASTINGS, MI 49058
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the celebration of life at Thornapple Valley Church.
  • Service

    Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 11:00am
    Thornapple Valley Church
    2750 South M 43 Hwy
    HASTINGS, MI 49058
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Reception

    Thornapple Valley Church
    2750 South M43 Hwy
    HASTINGS, MI 49058
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    There will be a luncheon and time of fellowship immediately following the celebration of life service at Thornapple Valley Church


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Bob Edwards and Mike Slabbekoorn

Posted at 03:37pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your lossour thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Karen Harton

Posted at 12:49am
What a gentle soul has left us. I met Douglas years ago as part of the Hastings Car Club also. His smile lit up a room. What a joyful presence. Heaven is now a little brighter. My prayers of comfort and w
wonderful memories to those left behind.
God bless you.

Mike & Janine Kasinsky

Posted at 06:14pm
We met Doug when he joined the Hastings Car Club and have remained friends through the years. He was a kind,gentle person with a strong faith in his Lord & Savior,Jesus. His smiling face & joyful personality that could light up a room will be sorely missed.You are in our prayers.

Sylvia Fisher-Merritt

Posted at 04:42pm
I am so sorry for your loss. Remember the good times at the Elks. Sweet man. 🙏😞

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