Bent – Douglas Edgar, 67, of Liverpool, Queens County, passed away peacefully in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Liverpool, he was a son of the late Douglas C. and Hazel (Welch) Bent.
He was employed for over 50 years with Mersey Seafoods, serving as a captain for over 30 years on various fishing vessels. Doug enjoyed ice fishing, hunting, playing pool, dancing and listening to music. Above all else, Doug was most passionate about his family and spending time with them.
He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Verna (Oickle); daughters Diana Bent (Jordan Croft), of Liverpool, Tammy Schennery (Wayne Whynot), of Liverpool, Tanya Bent (James Selig), of Bridgewater; son Douglas (Stacey Hanley), of Liverpool; grandchildren Stanley Bent, Brandon Hyson, Tiffany Nickerson, Douglas Mansfield, Chantal Killam, Logan Mansfield, Summer Bent; great granddaughter Jamie McKinnon; sister, Gloria McLeod, of Bridgewater; brother, Gregory, of Cape Breton.
He was predeceased by sisters, Patricia Bent, Karen LaForte and Patsy Wong.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. The family will receive friends from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 and a Celebration of Doug’s Life will be held on Wednesday, November 29th, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., both from Chandlers’ Funeral Chapel, Liverpool. A potluck supper and reception to celebrate Doug’s life will also be held from the Liverpool Legion on Wednesday evening, November 29th, 2017, starting at 6:00 p.m.. Family flowers only, donations may be made to the family. To share memories or condolences, please visit www.chandlersfuneral.com
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On behalf of North Atlantic Marine Supplies we would like to express our deepest sympathies to Doug’s family. He was and always will be a staple of the fishing industry here in Atlantic Canada.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.
Friends for years. R.I.P
Wayne and Evelyn Fredericks
Sorry to hear about a Dougie,,,Take care…
Davidand Judy Whyntt of mersey point
Doug was a great guy, gone to soon. condolencles to all his family.
Greg, I am so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. Will keep you family in my prayers.
Judy Giffin , Jane Judge and Family
Dear Verna, Tammy, Douglas,Diana, Tanya and family’s
We are deeply saddened by the news of Douglas passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Lloyd & Barbara Naugler
Lloyd & Barbara expressing our sincere condolences to Verna & family .Lloyd worked with Doug many years @ Mersey Seafoods. Doug was a Super Captain & well liked by everyone . He will be sadly missed.
So sorry to hear of Dougie’s passing . He was a good person
My thoughts & prayers are with the family at this sad time.
Vernon & Joyce Hawkes
Our condolences to the family.
Very sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. I have memories of him bass fishing in the club years ago. He loved bass fishing. Also striper fishing in the valley as well as shad. Always enjoyed talking to him. Passionate about fishing!
Clyde and David Whynot
Sorry to hear of Doug,s passing will keep you in our prayers you are now in heaven flying with the Angel with smile on his face a friendly man with a sense of humor R I P Doug always waving to me with a smile on his face
Stephen & Sally (Lake) Belding
So sorry to hear of Dougie’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers to the family…May God bless
Sorry to hear about the passing of Doug R.I p
So very sorry to hear this news of Douglas passing. He was a good and kind man. Gone too soon and will be so missed. Sincerely… Linda Lucier
Kevin and Darlene Henderson
Where to begin ,,,I’m so sorry for your loss Doug was a good man ,,,so many memories of him and the good times we had ,,,,it’s so sad to see someone so good and kind leave us so soon ,,,,Kevin and myself will miss him dearly he was a good friend and a wonderful person ,,,we will definitely have a drink for u buddy ,,, we miss you ,,,, ,hugs to the family we r always here ,,,♥️♥️
John & Peggy Whynot
To Dougie”s Family:
We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of all of you, his family, with heartfelt sympathy at this very sad time.
Our sincere condolences to the family from all aboard the Ocean Prawns, we have always found Doug to be the very best to work alongside and will miss him. RIP Dougie
Sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. I worked side by side with Doug for many years while fishing and really enjoyed his stories. Even though I only met him for a brief money many years ago, I felt as if I’d known him for a Lifetime. To all his Family, please accept my deepest condolences.
On behalf of Fred and myself, so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. He was well loved by family and friends. We were very fortunate to had known Doug all these years. He will very much be missed by all.
Verna and family, I can’t find the words to express my sympathy at Doug’s passing. He was a kind man, and will be missed by all who knew him. I can’t imagine how his family is feeling at this difficult time. Stay strong, and rely on each other for comfort.
RIP Captain Doug , you will be deeply missed by all those who knew and worked around you. I would like to thank you for the time you took with me during the early days of my fishing career to help me learn what I needed to learn without a harsh word being said to help me on my journey become the man I am today. I will miss our yarns when we fished around each other although some of them we both knew were not true, but as you would put it “all part of the game” you always made me laugh. So I will raise a glass of the Captain for you Captain Bent and may your seas always be calm , rest easy my friend
So sorry to hear of Doug’s passing!! I meant Doug when I worked at Mersey Seafoods in
the office!! Great Captain!! My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult
time. Cherish all the wonderful memories and hold them close to your heart. Hopefully this
will help with the healing process!! Take Care!!
Dear Verna and Family. I am so sorry that Doug has passed away. He worked hard during his life to provide for his family. My sincere condolences.
Verna and Family, me deepest condolences on Doug’s passing, so very sorry to hear. I only met Doug at the poker table and I always enjoyed his take on life, great attitude and great game he played. R.I.P. Doug!!
David & Helen Fox
So sorry to hear of Doug’s passing.Will always have a lot of great childhood memories. Gone way to soon. RIP Doug.
Sorry for your loss.
Our condolences from all of us onboard the Newfound Pioneer, shrimp factory trawler, whom have worked closely together for many years.
Verna & family, So sorry to hear of your loss. Take Care & GOD Bless. HUGS to you all.
SO very sorry for the loss of a nice man Doug R I P
To Doug’s Family
So sorry to hear about Doug. We sailed together for a few years, had some great times. He will be sadly missed by all that knew him.
Kim and Donna Crouse
RIP Skipper,you certainly will be missed.
Orris and Carol Annne Whynot
Our condolences to the Bent family cherish the memories you had together our thoughts and prayers are with you
Bill and Anna Cox
To the Bent Family
Sorry for your loss and deepest sympathy on Doug’s passing. Always friendly.
Delores and David Dagley
Verna and family:
We are so sorry to hear of your loss.
Sorry for your loss.
Doug was a good shipmate as a captain and as a friend.
Kim Masland, MLA Queens-Shelburne
My sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one. May you find comfort and peace during this difficult time.
It was a pleasure working alongside you at sea Doug, may the seas be calm and your cod-end always full. My condolences to the family.
Peggy Dalby and Junior
To Verna and all the Family…..So very sorry to hearr of Dougie”s passing…Keep the good memories close to your heart and God Bless!!!! RIP COUSIN!!!!!!
to verna and family sorry for your loss I sailed with doug on most of the boats he was skipper one of the best skippers around will be sadly missed from ann and les
Mike and Debbie Frelick
To Doug’s Family
Sorry for your loss, always enjoyed our little chats when he would stop by the office.
So sorry to hear of your loss
MaryAnn(Oickle)and Scott Rhyno
Verna and family,
Sorry to hear about Dougie,please accept our deepest condolences. ❤
sorry about dougie,we got along well.he will be missed by me .
Doug & Sylvia Zwicker, Brian & Kim Mansfield
We are sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you all.
To Doug’s Family: Sincere sympathy extended to all Dougie’s family.
Jordan and Bella Oickle
To all of Dougie’s family ,So sorry to hear of his passing .Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. R.I.P. Dougie .
Verna and family, so sorry to hear about Dougie’s passing. In my thoughts !!!
To Dougie’s family please accept my sincere condolences on the sad news of his passing. Many years ago I sailed as Fisheries Observer with Dougie on several shrimp fishing trips. Over the years and especially now I recall these times with great pleasure. He treated me with complete respect and I learned a great deal from him about fishing and life. I hope that knowing what a fine man he was is some comfort to you during these difficult times. I’m sure he will now rest in peace from a life well lived that touched so many people in a special positive way.
My deepest condolences. Rest in peace Douglas, you will be dearly missed
Mike and Sandy
We knew Doug along time, he was a super nice man.RIP friend..
Philip and Daisy Broome
I first met Dougie in the early eighties when he came to fish with us on the BCM Atlantic. When he was deckhand,trawlboss,mate or skipper he was always the same person,that’s why everyone loved him…we worked together on the Mersey Venture for the last 15 years.. Daisy always called him Captain and we both called him friend.Our friend is who we will miss the most.God bless you Dougie..RIP… Condolences to all the family..
Stephen and Marilyn Anthony
Sorry for your loss
WE WERE FRIENDS WITH DOUG AND HIS FAMILY FOR YEARS. ANOTHER GOOD MAN GONE, HE WILL BE MISSED BY HIS SHIPMATES AND ALL WHO KNEW HIM. R.I.P. SKIPPER. WAYNE AND LINDA WOODWORTH.
Eleanor & Garnet
Verna & family
Thinking of you . Our prayers are with you all.
I just seen it on the website I’m so sorry for your loss Verna and family i always liked dougie he always happy go lucky RIP my friend
To all of Captain Bent’s Family-
I am writing this note at the request of my husband, Esmar Hansen, who sailed as Chief Engineer with Dougie many times in the past. He wants me to tell you that he will remember Dougie as a very good Captain and a very nice man. May he rest in peace…calm seas now Skipper.
Jane and Esmar Hansen
Sending our condolences from our family to yours..
Dear Verna, Tammy, Doug, Diana & Tanya
Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of Doug.
Mom and I wish you prayers and guidance during this most difficult time.
Rhonda Perry & Catherine MacEachern
To all of Dougie’s family,
I am so sorry to hear of Dougie’s passing,my thought and heart go out to you all,,at least he’s sailing in calm weather once again..
To the family,
We are so sorry for your loss.