We, the family of Douglas Strickland, with heart felt sadness, announce his passing at the age of 102, on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney.
Born on November 2, 1919, in Trout River, NL, Douglas was the son of the late Rufus and Maria (Barnes) Strickland.
Doug lived a long and productive life working as a machinist with a specialty working on boat propellers. He served in WWII and loved learning to play the fiddle. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Doug is survived by his wife, Mary (Roberts) Strickland; children, Terry (Eileen), Wayne, Carol (the late David), Patricia and Janet; very special nephew, Tony; stepchildren, Helen (Andrew), Barbara, David (Joan), Ted, Garfield (Marilyn), Leslie (Margie), Gwen (Walter) and Samantha (Tom); many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and a sister, Lilla.
Besides his parents, Doug was predeceased by his first wife, Ivy (Cross) Strickland and siblings, Curtis, Stanley, Isabella, Freeman, Eddison and George.
Visitation for the late Douglas Strickland will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Sunday, June 26, 2022, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A celebration of Douglas’s life will be held in the funeral home in the All Faith Chapel on Monday, June 27, 2022, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Dr. Harlyn G. Purdy officiating. Interment will take place in Calvin United Church Cemetery, Upper Leitches Creek.
The family would like to thank the VON, Home Care and Dr. Alezander Wawer for their care of Doug in his time of need.
Donations in memory of Douglas may be made to the IWK Children’s Foundation.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in the passing of Doug. We have fond memories of him when he lived in Charlottetown.
Our deepest sympathy to you all.
From: Mark and Lorna Underhill
My deepest heartfelt condolences to Doug’s family. So sorry to hear of Sgt Stricklands passing. A gentle man who fought a war to protect us yet knit socks and mittens to keep kids warm. He told me of the mud and cold he experienced in Italy. He never forgot what he endured, yet always had a smile and that chuckle to bring conversation back to the good times at West Nova Reunions with Mary, Ted, and the old and new friends there. Doug you are a special friend I will always miss but be sure you will never be forgotten. Semper Fidelis.
My thoughts and prayers go out to all your family and friends.
My heartfelt condolences to my dear friend Samantha and your family. To your mother, may the happy memories of you both together help you cope during this difficult time. Love and hugs to you both.
Our condolences to the Strickland family at this difficult time. Our paths have crossed in several different ways over the years. Doug will be missed
Just learned of uncle Dougs passing , he was a sweet man , never forget his visits to moms , & when we lived in coxs cove , coming to our house , mom, dad loved to see them , lk now he’s Home now with the one he loved , served over the years , praying for Gods peace , & comfort at this time .
My most sincere condolences go to the Strickland Family on Doug’s passing. He lived a long and full life.
I met Doug and his wife and step-son through the WNSR Reunions. The regimental motto is “Semper Fidelis” which means “Always Faithful”, and he was. The only things that prevented Doug from making his way the annual reunion was a pandemic and a broken hip. – two excellent reasons.
I am pleased and proud to have worn the same badge and walked and talked with Doug. He was a fine soldier and citizen. Thank you, my friend, for your service to Canada and Canadians in war and peace. Semper Fidelis,
J. Ron Stonier, CD, Col (Retd)
So sorry to hear about Doug, he was my grandfather William’s brother … I’ve never met him but he sounds like a fine gentle man..condolences to the family..especially to the decendents I do know.
Sincere Condolences to the Strickland family. God Bless this Veteran of WW2 thank you for your Service.
Dear Mary & Family:
To say Doug was special would be an understatement. He touched the hearts of everyone he met. His smile and laughter would light up the room. Most of all his love for our Saviour was always so evident in his life. He was a man of God. We will certainly miss him. He’s home, and “his faith is now sight”. Please know we are praying for you and the family that God would comfort you.
Love & prayers
Leah I am so sorry for the loss of your grandfather. To your dad, other family members and friends my condolences. You were all so lucky to have had him in your life for many years.. RIP Doug
My thoughts and most sincere sympathies are extended to family and friends. Thank you for your service to our country. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember you.
Our deepest sympathy to Mary and all Doug’s family,he was a fine gentleman! Rest In Peace dear soul.
our condolences to comrade Dougs family ,i have had the pleasure of meeting comrade Doug . Thank you for your service. clarence dawe on behalf of Cape Breton District A< Royal Canadian Legion.
Mary & Family,
My thoughts & prayers goes out to you in hearing of Doug’s passing. He was a very lovely gentleman & a good Christian. We will miss seeing him coming to the Army church with you. He is at Peace with his Lord & Saviour whom he served all these years. May God Bless you & your Family at your great loss.
To Carol, Pat, Janet, Terry, Wayne and families with deepest sympathies on the loss of your father
Unfortunately we could not attend the services for Doug. We love Doug very much and will really miss him. He left a great legacy which will live on in our hearts forever. May God keep you in peace. Sending love and prayers to Mary and family.