Douglas Grant Sherlock, Commander RCN CD, age 84, died on January 28, 2013 of Alzheimer’s Disease. He attended University Hill School and then UBC, graduating in Arts and Law. In 1965, he received an Academic Postgraduate Diploma in Law from Kings College, London University. His dissertation on the Doctrine of Hot Pursuit is still pertinent today. After being admitted to the Bar, he joined the RCN as a Lieutenant and became a member of the Judge Advocate General’s Branch. He served with distinction in Korea, Tokyo, Cairo, London, Bonn, Lahr, Oakville, Halifax, Victoria as well as four postings in Ottawa. After his retirement in 1979, he utilized his carpentry skills not only at home but by building his motorsailer Camas on which he spent many happy days sailing the Gulf Islands waters. He was a member of the NOAC and the Brentwood Bay Power Squadron and volunteered as a driver for the Cancer Clinic. He was very proud of his UEL roots and of being a second generation Vancouver-born. He was predeceased by a granddaughter, Gethen; his son, Stephen and his sister, Della (Payne) and is survived by his wife, Leona; his son, Christopher and grandchildren, Robin, Kayde, Aja and Simon as well as nieces and nephews.
A Service of Remembrance will take place on at 2:00 pm on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at St. Mary’s Church in Oak Bay, 1701 Elgin Street, followed by a reception. The family wish to thank the caring staff at Central Care home where he spent 2 ½ years and The Lodge at Broadmead, where he spent more than 4 years, for making his last years as pleasant as possible. Condolences may be offered to the family below.
McCall Bros. Funeral Home
Mel R. Hunt
Cathy Harris (Forward)
Jeff and Murrell Fitch