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Bent; Douglas Edgar

Posted By Obits On November 23, 2017 @ 3:16 pm In Obituaries | 59 Comments

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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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Condolence from George Hickey on November 23rd, 2017 3:32 pm

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.

Condolence from Irving Whynot on November 23rd, 2017 4:51 pm

Friends for years. R.I.P

Condolence from Wayne and Evelyn Fredericks on November 23rd, 2017 5:24 pm

Sorry to hear about a Dougie,,,Take care…

Condolence from Davidand Judy Whyntt of mersey point on November 23rd, 2017 5:37 pm

Doug was a great guy, gone to soon. condolencles to all his family.

Condolence from Cheryl Kempf on November 23rd, 2017 5:59 pm

Greg, I am so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. Will keep you family in my prayers.

Condolence from Judy Giffin , Jane Judge and Family on November 23rd, 2017 6:47 pm

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.

Condolence from Lloyd & Barbara Naugler on November 23rd, 2017 7:01 pm

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.

Condolence from Geraldine Cunningham. on November 23rd, 2017 7:22 pm

So sorry to hear of Dougie’s passing . He was a good person
My thoughts & prayers are with the family at this sad time.
RIp Dougie.

Condolence from Vernon & Joyce Hawkes on November 23rd, 2017 7:39 pm

Our condolences to the family.

Condolence from Gary Corbett on November 23rd, 2017 8:11 pm

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!

Condolence from Clyde and David Whynot on November 23rd, 2017 8:28 pm

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

Condolence from Stephen & Sally (Lake) Belding on November 23rd, 2017 9:03 pm

So sorry to hear of Dougie’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers to the family…May God bless

Condolence from Joan Whynot on November 23rd, 2017 9:08 pm

Sorry to hear about the passing of Doug R.I p

Condolence from Linda Lucier on November 23rd, 2017 10:02 pm

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

Condolence from Kevin and Darlene Henderson on November 23rd, 2017 10:08 pm

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 ,,,♥️♥️

Condolence from John & Peggy Whynot on November 23rd, 2017 10:09 pm

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.

Condolence from Ocean Prawns on November 24th, 2017 2:12 am

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

Condolence from Cecil Bannister on November 24th, 2017 3:50 am

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.

Condolence from Margie Smith on November 24th, 2017 4:47 am

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.

Condolence from Pam Foley on November 24th, 2017 6:32 am

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.

Condolence from Gordon Carver on November 24th, 2017 8:20 am

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

Condolence from Charlene Veinot on November 24th, 2017 8:24 am

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!!

Condolence from Susan MacLeod on November 24th, 2017 8:36 am

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.

Susan MacLeod

Condolence from Lorne Wilson on November 24th, 2017 8:40 am

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!!

Condolence from David & Helen Fox on November 24th, 2017 9:05 am

So sorry to hear of Doug’s passing.Will always have a lot of great childhood memories. Gone way to soon. RIP Doug.

Condolence from Newfound Pioneer on November 24th, 2017 9:15 am

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.

Condolence from Linda Trainor on November 24th, 2017 9:29 am

Verna & family, So sorry to hear of your loss. Take Care & GOD Bless. HUGS to you all.

Condolence from judy quinn on November 24th, 2017 11:33 am

SO very sorry for the loss of a nice man Doug R I P

Condolence from Bruce Theriau on November 24th, 2017 11:48 am

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.

Condolence from Kim and Donna Crouse on November 24th, 2017 12:46 pm

RIP Skipper,you certainly will be missed.

Condolence from Orris and Carol Annne Whynot on November 24th, 2017 12:52 pm

Our condolences to the Bent family cherish the memories you had together our thoughts and prayers are with you

Condolence from Bill and Anna Cox on November 24th, 2017 1:03 pm

To the Bent Family

Sorry for your loss and deepest sympathy on Doug’s passing. Always friendly.

Condolence from Delores and David Dagley on November 24th, 2017 1:15 pm

Verna and family:

We are so sorry to hear of your loss.

Condolence from Barry&Dorothy Peach on November 24th, 2017 1:15 pm

Sorry for your loss.
Doug was a good shipmate as a captain and as a friend.

Condolence from Kim Masland, MLA Queens-Shelburne on November 24th, 2017 2:46 pm

My sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one. May you find comfort and peace during this difficult time.

Condolence from Andreas Snarby on November 24th, 2017 3:01 pm

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.

Condolence from Peggy Dalby and Junior on November 24th, 2017 3:40 pm

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!!!!!!

Condolence from les cosby on November 24th, 2017 3:53 pm

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

Condolence from Mike and Debbie Frelick on November 24th, 2017 4:03 pm

To Doug’s Family

Sorry for your loss, always enjoyed our little chats when he would stop by the office.

Condolence from Roxena MacEachern on November 24th, 2017 4:13 pm

So sorry to hear of your loss

Condolence from MaryAnn(Oickle)and Scott Rhyno on November 24th, 2017 4:28 pm

Verna and family,
Sorry to hear about Dougie,please accept our deepest condolences. ❤

Condolence from gary joudrey on November 24th, 2017 5:48 pm

sorry about dougie,we got along well.he will be missed by me .

Condolence from Doug & Sylvia Zwicker, Brian & Kim Mansfield on November 24th, 2017 7:43 pm

We are sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

Condolence from Gordon Eisnor on November 24th, 2017 7:49 pm

To Doug’s Family: Sincere sympathy extended to all Dougie’s family.

Condolence from Jordan and Bella Oickle on November 24th, 2017 8:07 pm

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 .

Condolence from Linda Moulton on November 25th, 2017 8:30 am

Verna and family, so sorry to hear about Dougie’s passing. In my thoughts !!!

Condolence from Bill Lloyd on November 25th, 2017 9:04 am

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.

Condolence from Danjal Niclasen on November 25th, 2017 9:30 am

My deepest condolences. Rest in peace Douglas, you will be dearly missed

Condolence from Mike and Sandy on November 25th, 2017 8:07 pm

We knew Doug along time, he was a super nice man.RIP friend..

Condolence from Philip and Daisy Broome on November 26th, 2017 7:05 am

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..

Condolence from Stephen and Marilyn Anthony on November 26th, 2017 10:11 am

Sorry for your loss

Condolence from WAYNE/LINDA WOODWORTH on November 26th, 2017 11:29 am


Condolence from Eleanor & Garnet on November 26th, 2017 12:04 pm

Verna & family
Thinking of you . Our prayers are with you all.

Condolence from Junior whynot on November 26th, 2017 3:34 pm

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

Condolence from Jane Hansen on November 26th, 2017 4:44 pm

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

Condolence from Ann McGinnis on November 27th, 2017 10:27 pm

Sending our condolences from our family to yours..

Condolence from Rhonda Perry on November 28th, 2017 5:15 pm

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

Condolence from Danny huskins on November 29th, 2017 11:56 pm

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..

Condolence from Cindy Mooers on December 7th, 2017 3:02 pm

To the family,
We are so sorry for your loss.

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