Hulse & English Funeral Home & Chapel

75 Church Street, St. Catharines, ON


Douglas Neil Inman

July 8, 1959February 3, 2020

It is with sadness we announce the passing of Douglas Neil Inman on Monday, February 3, 2020, at Niagara Regional Hospital. Douglas is predeceased by his father, Bill, and brother Brian. He is survived by his mother, Audrey, siblings Janet (Raymond), Alan, and Keith (René), and although he had Down syndrome, Doug was family, like when he clambered to know what Whiskey was at a family gathering; gasping it down, ‘thas Wicky,’ he said. He also enjoyed wheeling his old car around in the back yard; the one his brothers set up on blocks. He did drive once though, on an old abandoned lot, wheeling a big car around until it smashed into a friend’s truck. The poor guy fell to the ground holding his ribs; laughing his face off. Doug got to fly to England; swim in the Atlantic; camp up north. He had a job, took the bus to work. On quiet nights, he’d sit beside you, pat your knee or elbow and lean his cheek to your shoulder. He loved helping out; was good with dishes, but not hammers. And loved to hug people. If music was playing, he’d pirouette into a room; liked to strum his guitar and sing. Stompin’ Tom, Johnny Cash and Roger Whitaker were his favourites. He played road hockey. Few neighbours dared deek passed that lightening swing (the game isn’t called shinny for nothing). He’d smile brightly at his brother-in-law, if Montreal scored and the internet goal light flashed. Doug being a Leaf fan, he liked everyone to win. Doug would watch trains shunt along the tracks below Merritton bridge. It seemed to answer, for him, where the sounds of the night came from. He lived with his family for 53 years, plus 7 in the Niagara Health System. At birth, his survival rate was 30. The family wishes to thank all aspects of the Niagara Health System. A private service will be held in his honour. Donations as you wish. Otherwise raise a stick and glass of ‘Wicky’ to a life lived.


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Ferne Holmes

February 18, 2020

What a wonderful light hearted write-up on Doug's life from a very dedicated & loving Family. I was a neighbour on Rockwood Ave. who took care of Doug once when Audrey had to be away ~ I was nervous at first but didn't need to be as Doug was gentle , kind & listened well & we had a great time & it was memorable!
I believe he had the best life he could with all the dedication, love & support from his family.
In friendship I give you ,the Inman Family my Sincerest Sympathy
Very sad for your loss and I will surely have a glass of "Wicky " in his honour
Very Kindest Regards ~ Ferne M. Holmes (MacLeod)

Francine Legault

February 18, 2020

Dear Jan, Ray and family,

Our sincere condolences for your brother's passing. He sounded like a super guy to hang out with. Embrace your memories for they are gifts that will remain forever in your heart.
You are in our thoughts.
Francine Legault and Kevin Lipischak

Chris Eckert

February 17, 2020

To Al & Family;

What a sweet and loving tribute to a life well lived.
I raise a glass of "wikky" to Doug, and to all of you who loved and cared for him so dearly.

Greg and I send our sincerest condolences.
Chris & Greg (Wakulich)