Douglas Gordon Hart passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 23, 2005.
Born in England on July 11, 1920, he was the son of the late Gordon Kearsley Hart and Dorothy Maynard. After completing his education, he joined his father’s webbing business, where the war found him in 1939. He then enlisted in the 18th Division of the Royal Artillery as a volunteer and served his country for six years, which included fighting in Cassino and El Alamein. Upon leaving the army, he rejoined his father’s firm temporarily, before immigrating to Canada, where he was hired by the Dominion Textile Co. and subsequently became the supervisor of all its Quebec laboratories. In 1965, he received an offer to work as a consultant in the textile field and manager of machinery installation for Crosrol Carding Inc. in Greenville, S.C., where he was still residing as an American citizen when he died.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Suzanne Casgrain of Quebec; and his daughters, Christine, Joy and Suzy; and two grandsons, Matthew and Douglas; also, in England, by his sister, Althea Martin; and several nephews and nieces. His brother, Arthur, predeceased him.