Douglas Stokes

Obituary of Douglas Millard Stokes

Douglas Millard Stokes


Passed away at Victoria Hospital, London, on Sunday October 29, 2023.

Predeceased by father Albert William Stokes, mother Ruth (McLean) Stokes.

Doug lost his natural mother, Gladys Hildred (Dalley) Stokes, at age 6, with the birth of his sister.

Survived by his sister, Joanne Malvern, brother- in- law Bob, niece Jennifer (David) D’Aprile, nephew Bryan (Leigh) Malvern and three great nieces, Isabella, Angelica and Penelope D’Aprile.

Also survived by Jordan Stewart of London, whom Doug thought of as a son.

Many summers enjoyed at his cottage on Dorcas Bay reinforced this relationship.

Doug graduated from London Teachers College and the University of Windsor and thoroughly enjoyed
his career as a Teacher and Vice-Principal with the Chatham Kent Board of Education.

Talented in art and possessing a rich sense of humour, he was known for his cartoons in high school at CCI.

Only 3 pounds at birth, but at 6 feet 4”, Doug could be bigger than life, especially when standing in the middle of the
kitchen when dinner was being prepared. He spent his last 4 years happily cared for at Ashwood Manor
Retirement Home in Lambeth.

Funny and irreverent to the end, he was much loved and will be missed.

Doug will be laid to rest in Woodland Cemetery, Hamilton, with his paternal grandmother and natural mother.

Family to be received on Thursday, November 2, 2023 at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. A Funeral will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday at 11:00 am.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of ones choice in memory of Doug.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

McKinlay Funeral Home
459 St. Clair Street,
519 351 2040



7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday, November 2, 2023
McKinlay Funeral Home - Chatham
459 St. Clair Street
Chatham, Ontario, Canada

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday, November 3, 2023
McKinlay Funeral Home - Chatham
459 St. Clair Street
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
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