“A page in our book of memories is gently turned today”
Charles “Charlie”, beloved husband of Ella for 69 years, passed away at the age of 94 at the Foothills Hospital.
Born in Havelock, New Brunswick, Charlie was the youngest son of Molly and Clarence Douglas of Dorchester, New Brunswick. Charlie attended school in Dorchester, graduating in 1944. Besides his loving wife, he is survived by his nephews and nieces: Robert (Julie) Milligan and Gordon (Kelli) MIlligan of Ottawa, ON; David (Bridget) Milligan of Petawawa, ON; Margaret Henderson of Calgary, AB; Barry Morice of Kelowna, BC; Wayne Morice of Vancouver, BC; Dennis (Laura) Beckta of Vernon, BC and Ken Beckta of Calgary, AB. Also survived by numerous great nephews and nieces. Charlie was predeceased by his brothers Bill in 1993, Robert in 1994 and his sister Marilyn in 2018. Charlie, a decorated soldier (CD2 QCM QJM), served with the Canada Infantry Corps in 1945. Following the end of the War in the Pacific, he transferred to the Canadian Provost Corps, 39 Company, in Saint John, NB. His service continued until his retirement in 1981. Charlie served in Halifax, NS, Montreal, PQ, CFB Borden on three occasions (1950-1952; 1960-1963; 1971-1976); Regina, SK; CFB Petawawa, ON; Ottawa and Toronto, ON.
He attended the United States Military Police School in Camp Bullis, Texas, Carlisle Barracks, PA and the RCMP Police College in Regina, SK. Charles served with NATO in 1952-53 and 1963-66. He served two tours with the UN - Gaza (1959-60) and UNFICYP (1967-68).
Charlie retired from the Canadian Forces as Chief Warrant Officer, CFB Toronto (SIU Detachment) in 1981 and moved to Calgary, AB. After settling in Calgary, he gained employment with Petro Canada Security Company and remained there until 1988. Charlie was a member of the Royal Canada Legion, Centennial Branch No. 285 and was active in many sports over the years, especially hockey, fastball and baseball.
At his request, there will be no funeral service. An internment will take place at a later date.
“Thoughts Today, Memories Forever, The Good Times”.
Condolences from family and friends
Posted by wayne morice | 13-Jul-2020
I first remember Aunt Ella and Uncle Doug (as we called him) about 1955. We had many vacations and holidays together creating memories that will last forever. A beautiful life lived with strength and love of friends and family. All my love to Aunt Ella.
My first contact with Charlie was at the Borden School. Then in Germany and again in Ottawa. He was by far one
of the best bosses that I work for in the military. My last contact with him was in Calgary. The leadership qualities
that I gained from him helped me through my life. He was a good, kind human.