The politician Tommy Douglas died at the age of 81. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
From the mid 1940s until the early 1960s, this Canadian Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) politician served as Premier of Saskatchewan. He later became the New Democratic Party’s first leader.
Born in Falkirk, Scotland, to Thomas Douglas and Annie Clement Douglas, he spent his youth between his native Scotland and Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. His marriage to Irma Dempsey resulted in an adopted daughter named Joan and an actress daughter named Shirley Douglas; his grandchild, Kiefer Sutherland, had a highly successful career as a screen actor.
How did Tommy Douglas die?
Douglas died of cancer on February 24, 1986, at the age of 81. His final resting place is at Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa.
“Canada is like an old cow. The West feeds it. Ontario and Quebec milk it. And you can well imagine what it’s doing in the Maritimes.”Tommy Douglas
“Man can now fly in the air like a bird, swim under the ocean like a fish, he can burrow into the ground like a mole. Now if only he could walk the earth like a man, this would be paradise.”Tommy Douglas
“My dream is for people around the world to look up and to see Canada like a little jewel sitting at the top of the continent.”Tommy Douglas
“Courage, my friends; ’tis not too late to build a better world.”Tommy Douglas
“I remember burying a girl fourteen years of age who had died with a ruptured appendix… I buried a good many people that I knew, some of whom I loved.”Tommy Douglas