Here is Douglas Sherman’s obituary from the Cowichan Leader newspaper:

Sherman – In the Cowichan District Hospital on October 18, 1983, Mr. Douglas Holford Sherman of 2994 Cliffs Road, Duncan, B.C., aged 86 years.

Born at Wenatcheee, Washington, U.S.A. on March 17, 1897. Survived by his loving wife Elsie, at home; doughters Mrs P. (Patricia) Stone of Duncan, B.C., Mrs. T. (Joan) Townley, of Ganges, B.C., Mrs. D. (Annira) Thompson, of Vancouver, B.C., Mrs. N. (Barbara) Stone, of Duncan, B.C., 12 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren; neices and nephews.

Mr. Sherman arrived in the Cowichan Valley in 1908 and resided on Sherman Road, which was named after his father, the late Ira Wallace Sherman. He served overseas during World War 1 with the 103rd Regiment, was wounded in France and came home in 1919. He was married for 64 years and was a member of Temple Lodge, No.33, A.F. &A.M., B.C.R.

Memorial service was held in St. John’s Anglican Church, 486 Jubilee Street, Duncan, B.C. on Saturday, October 22, 1983 at 1 p.m. The Rev. P. Ellis officiating.

Cremation, Flowers gratefully declined. In memory of Mr. Sherman those desiring may contribute to the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal Office, 769 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, B.C. V8W 1N9. Arrangements entrusted to the Sands Funeral Chapel in Duncan.”


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