Douglas Payne

September 21, 1938February 21, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a very special man on February 21, 2021. Douglas (Doug) aka Papa was born in Newcastle Upon Tyne on September 21, 1938.

Doug moved to Guernsey with his parents and sister in the late 1940s where he stayed until he joined the military. Doug served 2 years in the military in England and settled in Windsor where he met Elizabeth, the mother of his 2 children. Doug worked for the ICI Paint Company until he immigrated to Canada with his two kids in 1975. Doug did various jobs when he came to Canada, but none were more important than being a single parent to Craig and Sharon. Doug was a kind, patient, compassionate, humorous, humble and gentle man. To know Doug was to love Doug. Doug had strong family values.

Doug loved to be involved in his kid’s activities whether it be Sharon’s fastball or Craig’s running in various races around Victoria. Doug and Craig also participated in the Times Colonist 10k and the Goodlife Fitness 8k together for many years. Doug was an avid football (soccer) player in England and Canada. He loved to coach up and coming football players and share his passion for the game.

Doug could often be found at the Gorge Point Pub playing pool while enjoying a pint or in his later years at Spinnakers having a bowl of soup and a pint of beer. Doug loved spending time with his friend Greg going for walks and the IMAX. Doug spent many years in a bowling league with his sister Joan and eventually Sharon in his later years. Douglas also loved spending time with his nieces and sister in Guernsey. Douglas made several trips to the UK and Guernsey until 2015 when his Alzheimer’s made it impossible for him to go. Doug was very passionate about music and spent time listening to Pink Floyd, Supertramp and Phil Collins.

Doug is predeceased by his parents Frances and Reginald Payne and his niece Alison Duquemin. Doug is survived by his son Craig (Bernadette), daughter Sharon, grandchildren Isaac, Milo and Charlese, his sister Joan, various nieces, nephews and friends. There will be a memorial service at a later date when permitted. In lieu of flowers please feel free to make a donation to the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia in Doug’s name.


  • Private family service


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Susie Reavley

March 1, 2021

Yes to Doug's family, I will miss the twinkle in his eye. I met him with Greig who had to be one of his best friends for sure. My prayers with your Family.

Melody Parker

March 1, 2021

Doug always had a smile on his face, a twinkle in his eye, and a hug in his arms. And maybe a well timed sarcastic remark here and there, just to catch you off guard. A gentle, caring, funny man he was. My heart goes out to his family, who will miss him dearly. Only a person with so much love can leave such a big hole behind when he is gone.

Tan Smith

March 1, 2021

Uncle Doug was my lovely great Uncle and along with all my family in Guernsey (Susan his niece who thought the world of him , Sadie, also his great grand niece , Joan his sister who loved him very much, Pam who thought the world of him, Patsy who met him when we came over to Canada on our last visit and all our family members) We will miss him very much! He was a gentle, kind and wonderful man. All our love to you all. This was taken on my swing when he stayed with me in 2015 in Guernsey. Such wonderful memories we will all cherish. He was happy and free. RIP Uncle Doug we all love you. See you in the stardust ✨♥️Tan x

Peter and Tina Wille

March 1, 2021

Rest in peace Doug
Your beautiful smile will be missed
Our condolences to the family

Greg Amos

February 26, 2021

Will miss my dear friend Douglas ❤️ Douglas so enjoyed seeing his daughter Sharon , she meant the world to Douglas ❤️ RIP my dear friend