SANDERS, Arthur Douglas June 1927 – November 2013 . Arthur Douglas Sanders passed into Heaven on Monday afternoon, November 18, 2013 in Duncan BC. In lieu of flowers and charities Doug would appreciate if, in his name A. Doug Sanders, a donation was given to the Chemainus Theatre Festival, 9737 Chemainus Rd, Chemainus, BC V0R 1K0. Doug wanted to be cremated. On Doug's birthday in June 2014, family and friends will gather by the water to say "Good Bye" to him. (Notices will be put out in 2014). Pre-deceased by his parents, Millicent and Arthur F. Sanders; younger sister in Victoria and his beloved first wife Judy Sanders. He is survived by and will be sadly missed by his older sister Mrs. C. Drysdale of Victoria BC, his wife Germaine Sanders, sons Philip, Ted, Gary and Douglas Sanders, daughters Doreen and Tanya Sanders and families; grandchildren Joe and Trevor; Douglas and Greg, Judy and Jennifer, Darren, Rick and Kyle, Declan and Amy; at least 7 great-grandchildren, and his special friends Chris Spanis in Barrie Ontario, Ron and Norma Tozier in South Africa and the Chemainus Theatre family, staff and volunteers. Doug served on 5 destroyers in the Canadian Navy, and was a firefighter in the Oak Bay Fire Department in Victoria, the Canadian Air Force and the City of Kamloops. He also volunteered in training volunteer firefighters. He was a Rainbow Sea Cadet in Victoria and spent 40 years volunteering with the Navy League and Sea Cadets across Canada. He was a volunteer hockey referee for the over 50's hockey groups and volunteered at his grandson Rick's schools, and spent many years as a volunteer at the Chemainus Theatre Festival. Gone but well loved and never forgotten Doug's legacy lives on.
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Published in Cowichan Valley Citizen from Nov. 29 to Nov. 30, 2013