Crossed the Bar on February 8, 2008, after a brief illness. Predeceased by his father Arthur, mother Honey, and brother Jerry.
Douglas served his Country loyally in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1940 to 1961. He was a proud and decorated veteran who kept close ties with naval colleagues after his Honourable Release.
A native son of Surrey, B.C. Doug was curator of the Surrey Museum from 1962 to 1987. Later, he assisted in the establishment of the Honey Hooser Weaving Centre and funded a scholarship in her name. A collector at heart, he donated many prized possessions to naval and other museums in Canada and internationally. He generously funded the Surrey Foundation and Museum to preserve Surrey’s history for future generations.
Doug leaves two nieces Gina and Geraldine. He is also missed by many good friends and other relatives. Special mention and thanks to Bill Mathers and family who assisted Doug to the end.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30am on the 20th day of February, 2006 at the Surrey Museum, 17710 – 56 A Ave., Cloverdale, B.C.
Twilight and evening bell
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark.