Douglas Dunbebin died peacefully on March 4 at the University of Vermont Medical Center, several days after suffering sudden cardiac arrest. Doug was born on May 2, 1962, in Baltimore, Md., but considered Vermont his home. He was a tender and loving husband, son, brother and friend, a talented artist, a lover of blueberries and most anything chocolate, an admirer of flight, a courageous and ardent supporter of peace and justice, and a kind, thoughtful and generous man. He loved to laugh and make others laugh. Doug was a graphic designer whose work contributed to many social and political causes and campaigns, he was a former Burlington city councilor, and he most recently worked as community education and public relations manager for the community access station RETN, Channel 16. There are no words to adequately express the light he brought to our lives and the world.
A memorial service for Doug will be held at the First Unitarian Universalist Society in Burlington at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 11. A second service will be held in Takoma Park, Md., at a date to be determined. There will be time at each service for family and friends to share stories and memories.