January 15, 1927 – July 10, 2023
In loving memory ~
With great sadness, we announce the passing of Douglas Peter Faulkner. Loving husband of 56 years to Betty Anne Faulkner, Father to Charlotte Faulkner, Sylvia Breckenridge and Stepfather to Colin Little. Grandfather to Tiera and Erik Hermansen, Mikaela and Haley Breckenridge and step-grandfather to Matthew Little. Brother to Stella Jenkins (pre-deceased), Uncle to Melanie Page, Melvyn Jenkins and Glynn Jenkins in the U.K.
Doug grew up in London, England and joined the Royal Air Force (RAF) as soon as he was of age following in the path of his fighter pilot father (WWI). As there were too many pilots towards the end of the war, he became part of a special secret task force which mapped out misleading battle plans to distract the German army from where the actual attacks would be. With a scholarship from the RAF, he went to Oxford to study engineering but became more interested in Architecture and switched to the University of Durham where he completed his degree in architecture extending his stay into a graduate degree in Town Planning. He worked for various architecture firms in London between 1947-1957 until he came to Canada in 1957 to follow the freedom of modern architecture (eventually settling in West Vancouver). Working from 1957 and well into the 2000’s he concurrently had his own practice (modern homes for residential clients on request/various pubs around the province) as well as working for firms Hamilton & Doyle, Eng & Wright Architects, Peter Cole Architects, Walter Design Group Architects and lastly Dobson Moroz Architects. Some of the principal Projects he was lead architect or co-lead included: Lions Gate Hospital, Burnaby General & St. Paul’s, Saanich Municipal Hall (chief architect/which won for most beautiful building in B.C at the time), Granville Square Vancouver, Harbour Centre tower, People’s National Bank headquarters in Seattle, Hyatt House hotel (including floating restaurant) in Richmond, Hemlock Valley (Architect and town planner) as well as town planner for the Village of Houston, B.C. Various shopping centres such as Westlynn Shopping centre in North Vancouver to Eaton Place in Winnipeg, Manitoba were also his fortay.
As he was very interested in mining and the stock market in his spare time he became a director of Quinto Mining Corporation (later taken over by Consolidated Thompson and then ultimately Cliff Resources). Known for his jokester sense of humour his favourite job title was “Scallywag” at the Sandpiper Golf course he lived and worked at (designing the pro shop/offices/Restaurant and completely renovating Rowena’s Inn into his 80’s). All friends, family and business associates are welcome to join us for a memorial and celebration of life on Friday, August 18, 2023, at the Sandpiper Resort (Rowena’s Inn) at 2 p.m., 14282 Morris Valley Rd, Harrison Mills, B.C.
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