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.
So saddened to read of Charlie Douglas death, a great friend and a loyal one at that. I wondered over the last few years whatever happened to Charlie and Ella. I served with Charlie at CFB Petawawa, Ontario and we met up again at CFB Borden, Ontario, where Charlie was the CWO at the Military Police Academy and I the CWO of the Military Police Detachment. Charlie was the epitome of a true gentleman, who I am proud to call my friend. My condolences to Ella, May God Bless you from a long time friend. Joe Cripps Fall River, Nova Scotia.
Heartfelt condolences to the family. I had the privilege of serving as a NCO under then MWO Charlie Douglas. He was more a mentor than a superior and I owe him a lot. He was a source of inspiration and a quality leader at a time when these elements (integration in the 60s) were so important. In my book, Charlie was at or near the top of the list where leadership in the Security Branch was concerned. RIP Silver Fox.
Sincere condolences to the family. I first met Charlie in Regina in the 1950 at the Army Headquarters where I was working as a typist. He was always a very friendly and kind person who worked with my husband Frank as an MP. I have great memories of those days.
I share Carter Lee’s sentiments about CWO Douglas. Although not a personal friend of his I can say unequivocally that he was the definition of a true leader. Not only a leader but a leader who was so well respected by all. I certainly believe the branch would have been much better off if there were more Silver Foxes around to take us though our careers.
My deepest condolences to the Douglas clan.
Message for Charlie, when you have the time get a hold of Frank and Mikey and compare notes.
My sincere condolences to the Douglas family. Charlie may be gone but I assure you he will never be forgotten. He was, without a doubt, the best Chief Warrant Officer I had known in 35 years in the Military Police. I was a young RCAF Corporal at the MP school in CFB Borden in 1971 when CWO Douglas was posted in as the School Warrant Officer. It was the early days of the integration of the Canadian Forces and Army and Air Force people were still jockeying for position, so to speak. After observing this for a couple of weeks, CWO Douglas called all instructors together one day and made a very short speech. He said; "I called you together today to tell you something, the blue/brown war is over and nobody won, now let's get on with the job". The positive effect that had on all of us was amazing, I never forgot it.
Stand easy Sir, your work here is done and exceptionally well done.