REMEMBERING DOUG PERRY

Douglas Lawrence Perry January 5, 1951 - March 8, 2016 We are saddened to share with the world the passing of our leader, friend and mentor Douglas Lawrence Perry. Doug passed away unexpectedly on March 8, 2016 after a lifetime battle with chronic pain from injuries he sustained in his youth. Doug will be deeply missed by his loving family, loyal friends and colleagues and the greater co-operative housing community. A natural leader and compassionate teacher, Doug devoted his life to supporting co-operative housing across Canada. He served as an exemplary role model and passionate advocate for the preservation of affordable housing programs through his work as owner of Cana for over 30 years. Knowledgeable beyond reason and an expert conversationalist, he consistently shared his wise counsel, unfailing support, and razor sharp wit with everyone he knew. Doug touched many lives and will be lovingly remembered by all who knew him. A private family service was held on March 18, their will be a celebration of Doug's life, an announcement will be made at a later date. Details of the celebration will be posted on our website. Donations in lieu of flowers are welcomed by the Disability Trust and the Domestic Violence Relief Fund. Dana is always welcomed by the Birken Forest Monastery. Doug embraced Buddhism, regularly practiced meditation at Sitavana, Birken Forest Monastery. He is now on the path to his next life. Watch for him - you will know him and he will know you.