Amy Pearl Douglas
April 22, 1924 – June 7, 2015
Amy Douglas passed away peacefully on June 7, 2015 in Qualicum Beach, BC. A warm and loving wife, mother, sister and aunt; a true and loyal friend, and a faithful Christian. She will be mourned by Anne and husband Stuart, nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by husband Brinkman (1989) and son, Robert (1972), her parents, siblings, and many dear friends.
Amy was the youngest girl born to farmers Eugene and Theresa Oswin in a family of seven girls and two boys. Family was very important, and she kept in close touch with her siblings all through her life. Raised in rural Jamaica, she moved to Kingston for high school and further education. She married Brinkman Douglas
in 1951. Son Robert was born in 1952, Anne in 1956.
Amy helped Brinkman establish a successful manufacturing business, supplying the concrete blocks to build many of Jamaica’s homes. She was able to be at home as her children grew. She did the driving, and volunteered at swim championships and on many projects for the ‘Inner Wheel’ of the Rotary Club of Kingston.
After Robert’s death in a car accident, the family immigrated to Vancouver in 1974. In her 50s, she upgraded her skills and worked for Yamaha and then Canada Trust. She volunteered for many years, and was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Club of Richmond. She lived in Richmond until 2012, when she moved to the island to live with Anne and Stuart.
She loved to play and watch tennis, and loved to fish, twice catching a barracuda. An avid gardener, she saved and planted seeds from any fruit she enjoyed. In Jamaica, she once counted 37 different fruits and vegetables in her garden, plus her beautiful roses and other flowers.
Amy loved and trusted in God, and she and Brinkman raised their children as Anglicans. She was a member of St. Andrew Parish Church in Kingston, St. Alban’s in Richmond, and St. Mark’s in Qualicum Beach.
Anne and Stuart thank the staff of the Green Wing at Eagle Park for their warmth, kindness and excellent care in the last months of Amy’s life. They helped her to smile, even in her last days.
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 pm on June 25, 2015 at
St. Mark’s Anglican Church, 138 Hoylake Road West, Qualicum Beach, BC.