Currie – Glen Douglas “Poppa” born October 15, 1925 Woods Harbour, Nova Scotia passed away quietly at his home in Comox, Friday, August 15, 2003. He was predeceased by father, Freeman and mother, Cara, survived by brother, Carl and sister, Jean. He will be dearly missed by his wife of 54 years Shirley and daughters, Heather (Tom), Veronica (Jeff), Daphne (Barry) and son, “Boy” Douglas (Dusty), grandchildren Melanie, Sarah, Chris, MacGregor, Tristan, Jasper, Dianna and Bevin, and great grandchildren, Tatyana and Marisa. Poppa came to the West Coast at the age of 17 as a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Stationed at Tofino exposed to the beautiful wilderness of the West Coast resulted in a lifelong love for hiking in the woods. At the close of the war he met his wife Shirley in Vancouver where they married and took up residence and later moved to Coquitlam to raise their family. A member of the International Brotherhood of Carpenters, he worked on many projects throughout Canada from the Peace River to Toronto. He built many wonderful gifts for his family. He became an avid marathon runner entering runs throughout the Pacific Northwest. Douglas and Shirley moved to Comox Valley in 1993. Douglas enjoyed gardening, hiking up the mountain, reading the paper, and watching his beloved Canucks and Bluejays. Although not a man of many words he will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
A Service was held at Piercy’s Funeral Home in Courtenay, 1:00 pm, Sunday, August 24, 2003.