PERRY, Douglas Lawrence
January 05, 1951 – March 08, 2016
We are saddened to share with the world the passing of Douglas Lawrence Perry. Born in 1951 in Vancouver, BC, the son of Lawrence “Red” Perry and Carrie Eileen McConnell, 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 wife Megan Burnett and her three sons; Rob, Andrew and David Draeseke. He is survived by his daughter Sean Perry and her two sons; Quoran and Evano Hirabe. A natural leader and compassionate teacher, Doug devoted his life to supporting co-operative housing communities across Canada. Doug served as an exemplary role model, mentor, and passionate advocate for the preservation of affordable housing programs through his work as owner of Cana Management Associates Ltd. 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.
Doug embraced Buddhism regularly and practiced meditation at Sitavana, Birken Forest Monastery. We believe Doug is on the path to his next life. Watch for him. You will know him and he will know you.
A private family service will be held on March 18, followed by a celebration of Doug’s life in June. Details of the celebration will be posted at canateam.com. Donations in lieu of flowers are welcomed by the Disability Trust and the Domestic Violence Relief Fund (chf.bc.ca). Dana is always welcomed by the Birken Forest Monastery (birken.ca).