South Beach Tribute – Doug Hicks

Douglas Arnold  Hicks

March 18, 1925 – June 12, 2019

It is with sadness, yet thanksgiving that we announce after a long and eventful life, Douglas passed peacefully on June 12, 2019.

Doug was born in Shellbrook, Saskatchewan on March 18, 1925. On November 9, 1948 in Codette, SK. Dad married the love of his life Margaret Cockriell. As a young couple they travelled to Winnipeg for their honeymoon and decided Winnipeg was going to be their new home.

Doug joined the Winnipeg Police Department in January, 1949 and never looked back. He enjoyed each and every day of his 38 year career. Upon his retirement in March, 1985 he held the position of Inspector of Traffic.

Doug was a member of the Winnipeg Police Revolver Club as a Combat Shooter. The Club travelled on many competitive shoots throughout Canada and the States. He was very proud of ALL his trophies.

‘Ravendale’, 16 Benedict Ave

In 1958 Doug and Marg built the family cottage ‘Ravendale’ in South Beach, Gimli and continued enjoying going each and every weekend, during the beach season, to their “piece of heaven”. They made many lifelong friends in South Beach.

Doug and Marg also enjoyed many wonderful winter holidays in Florida. For the past couple of years the Hicks have been residents of Devonshire House II.

The family would like to thank the staff at Seven Oaks Hospital for the care and comfort provided in his final days.

Hicks Family in 2011 (Marg, Corinne, Heather, Lorraine, Doug)

Those left to remember his quiet love of family is his devoted wife of 70 years Margaret, his daughters Corinne Larsen, Lorraine (Craig) Walton, Heather (John) Titley, Grandsons Leif (Jennefer) Larsen, Aaron Larsen, Reid (Jill) Walton, Neil (Nicole) Walton, Brad (Pam) Titley, Scott (Brooke) Titley and seven Great-grand children.  Doug was predeceased by his brother Vernon Hicks (SK) and his sister Audrey Warkentin (BC).

In accordance with Doug’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family gathering will be held.

Should friends so desire, donations may be made in Doug’s memory to the Transcona Memorial United Church – Building Fund 209 Yale Avenue West, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2C 1T9.