February 4, 1933 – October 27, 2015
Livens, Douglas Anthony – It is with deep sadness that the family of Douglas Anthony Livens announce his passing on October 27, 2015 in his 83rd year. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Sheila White-Livens; his daughter, Jean Horst (John) and his step-children, James Coe (Sandra) and Heather Goulet (Charlie). Douglas is also survived by 4 grandchildren: Russell, Holly Gregory and Robert; and his faithful fur baby, Max; as well as many family members in the U.K. With a passion for aviation, Douglas took to the skies every chance he could. When he was no longer able to fly he became an aviator on the ground thanks to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum where he volunteered for many years. Douglas was honoured to be a 32 Degree Mason during his lifetime membership with Electric Lodge #495. A celebration of his life will be announced at a later date. Donations to the Warplane Heritage Museum would be appreciated by the family.
“….and if I’m flying solo, at least I’m flying free.”
We are very sorry to hear about Grand-dad Doug. Sheila, Jean and John, you and your families are in our thoughts. Love Gareth and Christine Williams, Karlee and Riley and our new granddaughter Charlotte, Brendan, Dylan and Nigel xoxoxo
I am very sorry to hear of Doug’s passing.I worked with Doug at the ARP #1 & # 2 Acid Plants at Dofasco until he retired. He was a good man.
I am happy that he had all the years to enjoy his retirement.
Our thoughts are with the families.
Please let us know the date for the celebration of his life.
Norm & Marilyn Playfair
I worked with Doug at Dofasco and I’m sorry to hear of his passing.
We are so sorry to have lost our wonderful neighbour Doug. Our condolences to Sheila, Max, all children, grandchildren, family in Saskatchewan and England. Doug will be missed for his amazing kindness to others, his wonderful humour, and his love of family. God bless.
Harold, Karen, Whitney, Lauren and Bentley (Genz)
Very sorry to hear about grandad passing. Sheila, Jeanie and John, you are all in our thoughts. Love Leesa, Rob and Brenna Black. xoxoxo
It was a pleasure to work with Doug at the airport. My sympathy is with you Sheila in your loss.
Doug and I became good friends as well as coworkers on the Avenger Restoration Project at the Museum over the last 7 years. Everyday that we worked at the Museum he would be there waiting for me to show up wanting to know what we were going to work on today. He is missed by all the crew.
Sheila sorry for your loss
I met Doug at the CWH Museum when I joined the “Avenger restoration crew” as a volunteer.
Doug shared many stories of his experience/knowledge of British Aerospace technology. He will be dearly missed by the Avenger restoration crew.
Always in my thoughts..Will miss you lots..
We are Sorry about Douglas’ passing. Our thoughts and payers are with you and relatives. Sincere sympathy from the Goulet Family.
So very sorry for your loss. Condolences to the family.
For the brief time I knew Doug, he was big, strong, intelligent, full of
history and knowledge and charismatic, yet he was kind and generous
and welcomed me graciously into his home. He will be sadly missed by all his family.
My sincere sympathies go out to Sheila White Livens, who is missing
her dearest lifelong partner and friend.