Dr. Douglas Mallett

March 30, 2020


It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Dr. Doug Mallett of Conception Bay South on March 30, 2020 at the age of 69 years at the Health Sciences Centre. Originally from Forestburg, Alberta. 

Predeceased by parents Carl and Josephine Mallett, nephew Jeff Mallett, niece Lori Mallett and sister-in-law Mary Mallett.  ​

Leaving to mourn his loving wife Marlene (nee Churchill) of 29 years, sister Patricia Foisy (Renee), brothers Jack Mallett, Jim Mallett (Carla) and Dennis Mallett (Joyce); as well as mother-in-law Edith Churchill of Portugal Cove, a large circle of nieces and nephews from Alberta, and extended family and friends of Portugal Cove. Special mention of longtime friend Gren McGonegal. Also leaving to mourn his nieces Sarah and Jessica Mitchell of Portugal Cove whom he loved dearly, and leaving behind his furry friends, Mika, Boo, Taffy, Kenzie and Susie.

Douglas came to the province in 1975 as a visitor but stayed for 45 years. ​Dr. Mallett was a pioneer in the profession of Chiropractic Legislation in Newfoundland and Labrador. For his hard work and dedication, he received the first official Certificate of Registration for Chiropractic in the province.  Retiring from his beloved practice in 2017 due to complications from Multiple Sclerosis. ​

Special thanks to Douglas’ homecare workers, community health nurses and staff at the Health Sciences Centre, Dr. Danielle Phillips, Reverend Amanda Taylor and Marlene’s place of work (Dicks & Company Basics) for allowing her the flexibility to care for Doug in his time of need.

Cremation has taken place.  Due to the COVID-19 advisory, a gathering will be held at a later date.  Details will be advised at the appropriate time by the family.




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Just saw the news and learned of Doug’s passing. I am so sorry. I worked as a pharmacist at The Drug Store Pharmacy in Dominion from 1997 to 2011 and knew him from there . Please accept my sincerest condolences.

So sorry to hear about Doug’s passing. The children and I have very fond memories of Dr. Doug. I’m sure that somewhere he and Roly are telling yarns and having a laugh together. My heart goes out to you at this very sad and difficult time. Know that Meghann, Sara, Ian and I have you in our thoughts.

Dear Marlene, I was shocked to hear of Doug’s passing. It was just a few days ago I was thinking about if I got. Moose licence this year, I intended to bring you out a couple of roasts. He was always so appreciative whenever I had a fry for him. I had been a patient since the early eighties, and he was a miracle worker for me. As well we were friends, always having good and sincere conversations . Loved talking about his nieces, and I remember the “Uncle Dougie” pictures they always drew hanging in prominent places in his office. He always spoke lovingly of them, and of you too.
He was a wonderful man, loving, kind and caring. You have many deep and happy memories, I am sure. These memories and the knowledge that Doug had such a positive impact on thousands of people hopefully will help sustain you through your time of grief. Love to you and the nieces .
In sadness,
John Mackey

Very sorry to the Mallett family for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

So sorry to hear of Dr Doug’s passing. He was a kind, lovely man and many times he helped me go from horizontal to walking.
I know how much he loved his neice’s and his wife. He spoke of all of you often.
Condolences from Margot and Brian O’Connell


I am an old high school friend of Doug’s. I often think of Doug and remember the good times we had.He was a good soul. Please accept my condolences. I am so sorry for the suffering Doug must have through and I’m thankful he had you to look after him.

Kathy [Fossen, Albrecht, Peake
Red Deer Alberta

You are missed dear Uncle. Rest In Peace.

P.s.. the other message from me was a typo. So sorry all.

You are missed dead Uncle. Rest In Peace.

Marlene and his family, we were so sorry to hear about Doug’s passing. We are Doug’s cousins in Pembroke, Ontario. We are cousins on the Maloney side of the family, Joe and Margaret Maloney. Doug came to visit the farm with his Mom and Dad, Aunt Josie and Uncle Carl many moons ago in Sheenboro, Quebec. I went to visit Doug while at a conference in St. Johns’s, NF but unfortunately, we were not able to connect. Please accept our sincere condolences. Anita Maloney(Sawyer)

To the family,
Doug was the first Chiropractor I met. Dedicated to his patients of which I was one. He not only made the correct diagnosis when standard medical treatment hadn’t, t worked.
His care kindness left an indelible memory of a wonderful man. I wish to offer my condolences for your loss
Bruce Sussex

Marlene so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Dear Marlene,
We were saddened to hear about Uncle Doug’s passing. I agree with Michelle that early memories of Doug include long hair, music, lots of stories and discussions including many philosophical questions. As a kid, it intrigued me that Uncle Doug left Alberta for the far-off distant land of Newfoundland. So glad we had the chance to visit both you and Doug in 2010. May his soul now find rest after a long-suffering illness. Thank you too Marlene for the loving care you provided to him. How blessed he was to have a wife like you. Our sincere sympathies, Ted and Christine (Foisy) Erickson

My sincere condolences to you Marlene and the Mallett siblings (Patricia, Jack, Jim and Dennis).
Uncle Doug was certainly a one of a kind! I remember how he made an impression on me when I was a kid- this cool guy with long hair and a beard, guitar in hand, full of neat stories, very playful and interested in us (the Mallett-Foisy grandkids). He always had a twinkle in his eye and seemed to enjoy life to the fullest. I will always remember him! May he rest in peace with our Lord.

So sorry to hear of Doug’s passing; a beautiful bright light has been extinguished much too early
Hope you can find comfort from family and friends during this difficult time

May your soul Rest In Peace, my dear uncle Doug (Dr Douglas Mallett – Chiropractor in St John’s NFLD). You were a bright light in my life. You showed me kindness and love always. Always kept in touch and last year when I was facing such adversity in my recovery, you called me faithfully to send love and encouragement. Sending our love to you, Marlene, his faithful wife and loving companion. We share in your grief today. Xoxo ????

The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make his face to shine upon you
And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up his countenance upon you
And give you peace.

So sorry for your loss, Marlene..

My sincerest condolences go out to the Mallett family at this time. I’ve only known Doug for a short period of time, but If that was any indication of the type of person he was then I wish I had known him a life time. He laid the ground for us Chiropractors in this province and for that I will always be grateful.

I was a long time patient of Dr Mallett and he was successful in getting my back problem resolved. He was a fine man and always spoke fondly of you and your two nieces. I am very saddened to learn of his passing and my deepest condolence to you and your family. I will always think of him when I’m on the CBS Trailway.

My Condolences to the family of Doug Mallett I have known him since 1975 when he had a clinic at the air port Inn

Marlene my sincere condolences on the passing of your husband. Doug was truly one of the pioneers for our profession and as well as a good colleague and friend. He will be dearly missed.

So sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. He always had a kind word, and a big smile to offer. He was a great contributor to our profession. He will be missed.

Dr. Cheryl Wahrenburg

So sorry to hear of the passing of Dr. Mallett..My dad, Allan George Oliver, loved to have chats and visits with him, when he came out to Burnt Point to visit Cynthia.. Those were special days, and remember my dad speaking of him. great memories with Cynthia, Edison, Jake and Edith. Thoughts and Prayers are with you all. God Bless.

So sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. Although Doug was my chiropractor, I considered him a great friend to myself and Larry. A great loss of a lovely, compassionate human. My sincere condolences to Marlene and family.

I’m sad to hear this news. I only briefly met Dr. Mallett. He seemed to be a very nice man. As a chiropractor, I give thanks to his many years of hard work to the profession and the people of Newfoundland.

Sincere condolences to the Mallett family on the passing of a lovely man and a Chiropractic pioneer. Had some great chats with him in the past 20 years at chiro meetings and over the phone. His passion for our profession will be hard to replace and he will be truly missed. All the best, Dr Lino O’Keefe DC

My deepest condolences to you Marlene during this difficult time.


Doug was a great Chiropractic pioneer. He blazed many trails and represented our profession with zeal and true professionalism. He will be greatly missed.

Dr Greg Woolfrey DC
Vice Chair CMCC
Past President NLCA
Past Chair NLCB

In the eighties, I used to manage a couple of commercial properties. Doug was one of my tenants on Lemarchant Road. I visited my tenants once a month, except Doug. Him, I saw three times a week.

Doug was a gentleman, with a gentle way, balanced by a wicked sense of humor. I will miss him.

To his family and friends, please take care of yourselves. We will all miss Doug.

Had some great chats with Doug especially when I first came back to Newfoundland practice. Made us feel very welcome and help me understand the importance I’m working convince our profession. He will be missed

So sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. He was such a kind man and a caring and dedicated chiropractor. My deepest sympathies to his family.

Our deepest condolences to Dr. Mallett’s family. He was very compassionate and dedicated to his profession and his patients. He was very knowledgeable when it came to his work. He will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Dear Marlene,
Very sorry that the love of your life has passed. You will no doubt miss him terribly. So Glad that Colette and I were able to visit last year.
Our prayers are with you and our dear Uncle.


Marlene, it was so sad to hear about Doug’s passing and we offer our sincerest condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this very difficult time.

Marlene so sorry for your loss. Chris and I send our deepest sympathies. God Bless.

It is sad to hear about Doug’s passing away. He has been of such help to so many people who needed his care over the years. God bless you Doug. Rest in peace after a job well done. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Sorry for your loss. Keep your memories of him close to your heart and that’s where they shall remain.
Ref and Winnie Smith

So sorry to hear of your loss. Doug was my first chiropractor In 1979. I was a university student and had a car accident that fractured my cervical spine and pelvis. He helped me get through the pain, remobilization, and further care for years until I moved away. He took me under his wing. He befriended my boyfriend ( now husband) and we had the pleasure to hear him play guitar and sing. He was definitely the pioneer of chiropractics in nfld.. many followed but he was the best by far. Sorry for your loss and to hear that Doug battled ms. My thoughts are with the family today. Hold your memories dear to your heart.

My condolences to you, Marlene, on Doug’s passing. As his cousin, I visited him many times on the farm where he grew up in Forestburg, Alberta, and as kids we enjoyed playing baseball, building tree houses, and doing chores that seemed like fun at the time. He was always full of energy, and taught me a lot about farm life. May he rest in peace .

My deepest condolences on Doug’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

So sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. He was always so passionate about his profession and the care he provided for his patients. He will be missed. My condolences to his family

Deepest condolences on the passing of Dr. Mallett. He cared for ourselves & several of our family members for many, many years. He was a remarkable chiropractor & a lovely human being. We cannot thank him enough for all he did to help with our health. He made such a difference to our lives.
Dr. Mallett had a strong faith in God and his family was so important to him. He always spoke so fondly of Marlene and his nieces.
The world is a sadder place today because of his passing, but a better place because of his having been here. Again, deepest condolences to his family and RIP Dr. Mallett.

Sandra & Bruce Carter

Marlene, we are so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this very difficult time.

First met Doug soon after he came to Gander as Nfld’s first Chiropractor..We enjoyed many weekends at the cabin on Gambo Pond . He was a very musical,friendly,colourful character and will be sadly missed.RIP Doug ole buddy.

I’m sorry I didn’t have the pleasure of meeting your husband in person. I worked with one of his patients and every time Doug would call he would have a long conversation with me. I always enjoyed our talks. My condolences to you.

Doug was a wonderful. Man., who make my life so much more pleasant ,on many occasions .
He possessed an attitude of compassion, care and understanding and was alway available to meet with me on a moments notice.
He was a Dr. and a friend.

I am sorry for your loss of a loved one still so young. May you find peace and solace in your memories of him and remember the joy he created in this world. ❤️❤️❤️

Marlene I am so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. My sincerest condolences to you and all his family. May he rest in peace!

Condolences to the family. Dr. Doug was special person and will be missed by many. He would always stop by for a visit when he was in Burnt Point. He was a great friend to my Dad, Edison Bursey and Cynthia. ????Hugs

To the family of Dr. Douglas Mallett:
May the Lord comfort you in this time of loss, especially in such uncertain times. If the Malletts I know are any indication, you are a family of great faith. “May the Lord bless you and keep you, me He shine his countenance upon you…”

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Marlene. May God Bless our Dear Uncle Doug.

Marlene So sorry to hear of Dr Dougs passing.I will miss his many calls and our chats whereby he tried to enlighten me re new advancements and latest updates in chiropractic.He always impressed me with his knowledge.I wish I met him years ago.He was a valued asset in my patients care.Thank you Dr Doug .I will miss you Dr David Hart

One of the funniest men I knew… and few knew he had the musical talent of another Elvis. He was a fun-loving Uncle that has a permanent spot in the hearts of all his nephews and nieces. Newfoundland is a long way off… but the Kingdom of Heaven is near, Jesus said. We pray you are nearer than ever…

Love to you, Aunty Marlene. We wish we could hug you in person, but sending it through the line….

Marlene and Family,
I am deeply saddened upon hearing of Doug’s passing. I send you my deepest condolences. He truly was a pioneer of our profession and a great man.

Thoughts and Prayers,
Dr. Jon Hynes

The chiropractic profession has lost a true pioneer with the passing of Dr. Mallett. Doug was a friend to us all and many of the privileges that our province’s chiropractors enjoy today are the result of the perseverance of those such as Dr. Mallett. We are grateful for all he accomplished in his 40 + years of practice. He remains the only chiropractor in NL to have received the esteemed 40 year service award. He will be sadly missed by the many who had the privilege to know him.

On behalf of the members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Chiropractic Association please accept the sincere condolences of his colleagues, friends, and our profession.

Dr Alanna McDonald DC Dr. Darrell Wade DC
President CEO

Marlene we are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences.

Hi Marlene, So sorry for your loss, Condolences to you and your family.

We are so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. You will be in our thoughts in the coming days.
Rob and Margaret (Larder)

We are so Sorry to hear of the passing of your husband.
Condolences to you and your family
Arch& Judy Greeley

Marlene,I am so sorry for the loss of Your Husband,My Condolences to you & your Family.

So sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. May your beautiful memories of him be a comfort to you in the coming days, and may God bless you during this sad time.

I’m so sorry for your loss Marlene. Thoughts and prayers for you at this time.

Marlene our sincerest conference on Doug’s passing. Thinking of you at this most difficult time.

Marlene and family , We are shocked and saddened to hear of Doug’s passing. I met Doug over 20 years ago and i loved hearing his stories every time I saw him. Please know we are thinking of you and you are in our prayers at this very difficult time.

Marlene. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.. Hold tight to the many precious memories.

I was so saddened to read that Dr Mallett had passed away. I was one of his first patients. My mom took me to see him many many times first when he was setting up his practice in NL.. He would drive in from Gander to St.John’s , first when I started seeing him then to CBS. We many great conversations . He loved it when mom would bring him her home grown carrots and jam. It was nice to know that he truly cared about his patients, as he often asked about mom and I, when my brother became his client , right up until Dr Mallett retired. Please know that we often speak of him and have a lot of fond memories. I’m truly saddened to hear of his passing.

Marlene, anyone who knew Doug, will never forget him. The way he filled the room with laughter while always having a smile on his face are just some of the many characteristics of Doug that I’m sure I will never forget. Hold on to each one of your memories, for each one has a piece of Doug in side it. He might be gone but he will never be forgotten,
Love, Scott and Susie

Marlene, We are shocked and saddened to hear of Doug’s passing. Please know we are thinking of you and you are in our prayers at this very difficult time.
Wally, Joyce and Ryan

Marlene. Our sincere condolences on Doug’s passing. Thinking of you as you go through this most difficult time. May he Rest In Peace.

Marlene, Our condolences on the passing of your husband. May God and your memories give you comfort during this most difficult time. May God bless you all????

Susan & Sandy Hall