Major L. D (Doug) Carmichael (retd)

May 7, 1931 – July 31, 2021
After a long and happy life, Doug passed away peacefully with family by his side at The Madison Care Centre in Coquitlam, British Columbia. Doug was a proud and loving husband, father, grandad and great grandad.
Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia to Leo Gerald and Margaret Carmichael (née Underwood), Doug joined the RCAF at the age of 18. He met his wife Jeanne d’Arc (née Fiset) in Victoria, British Columbia and they married in Quebec City in 1954.
Doug’s military career took the family to Two Wing in France, St. Hubert, Quebec; Paris, France; Ottawa, Ontario; Trenton, Ontario; Debert, Nova Scotia and Comox, British Columbia, where Doug retired in 1987. Doug will be remembered for his twinkling blue eyes, his hearty laugh and love of family and life.
He was also an active volunteer in the Comox Community. Doug loved to garden, read, research genealogy, play Scrabble and Cribbage, make wine with his friend Leo and fish with his son Robert. In his younger days, he played baseball, badminton (CAF Badminton Champion) curling and golf.
Doug is survived by his three children, Denise Lattmann (Rene) of Coquitlam, British Columbia, Susan Harason (Robert) of Oakville, Ontario, Robert (Jennifer) of Vancouver, British Columbia, his grandchildren of whom he was so proud, Brendan Harason (Lisa) of Oakville, Ontario, Alison Harason, Toronto, Ontario, Emily Harason, Montreal, Quebec and Anabeth Carmichael, Vancouver, British Columbia and his great grandson Samuel Harason.
He is also survived by his sisters Deborah Paterson (Andrew) of Gaspé, Quebec and Marian Hingston (John) of Halifax, Nova Scotia and sister-in-law Rachel Fiset of Quebec City.
Doug was predeceased by Jeanne d’Arc, his wife of 55 years, Joyce Lacey, his wife of 7 years, his brother David Carmichael (Sharon) of Moncton, New Brunswick and his sisters Joan Fanning (William) of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Elizabeth Sullivan (Terry) of Kamloops, British Columbia.
The family would like to thank all of the staff at The Madison for their care and compassion in the last few weeks of Doug’s life. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on September 20, 2021 at Christ the King Catholic Church in Courtenay, British Columbia.
Requiescet in pace, Dad.
If you wish, donations may be made to the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul.Obituary

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