Your Smile Will Live Forever, Doug!

From all Doug’s friends at New Life:

Doug, residentIt should have been a normal Monday, another beginning of a normal week here at New Life. Instead, with a very heavy heart we received the saddest of news: a former New Life resident, Douglas, had passed away, his mum had just informed us. A wave of grief took over our hearts and minds as we tried to cope with his death. Doug, or Mohawk Doug as we used to call him around here, always had a smile on his face, a kind word for everyone and interesting stories to share. We will always remember you walking around with your headphones on, drinking from your fancy tea bottle, playing frisbee by the pool or table tennis in the dining hall, and greeting everyone in sight. He was happy and loved at New Life and will be greatly missed by those with whom he created strong bonds of friendship.

Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends and we hope that wherever Doug is now, that he has found some peace.


  1. I met Doug when he first arrived at New Life and I felt instantly drawn to him. We shared some lovely moments together and he never failed to make me smile. My thoughts and love to all of Doug’s family and friends. R.I.P Doug.

  2. Ive been at New life for 4 months now and have met so many wonderful people. But out of all of them Dougy was the one i got the closest to and was so sad when he left, even though he said hed beback in a month. The bad news i recieved that doug passed was the sadest day i have had in a long time. Even though i only knew him for two months that should show you how great of a guy he was. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten. I will see you agin someday my friend. Pauly

  3. Really sad news to hear, I know my husband, as I am sure most of you at New Life are, is deeply affected by this sad news. Thoughs to all off you and Dougs family x.

  4. dearest dougie mohawk it was a pleasure to spend some time with you at new life I feel blessed to have known him and my heart goes out to everyone grieving this tragic loss. Loads of love to all at nlf x

  5. May Doug RIP and his mother finds solace in this difficult segment journey of hers knowing that he lived a full life amongst friends.

  6. Doug was one of my closest friends at New life. I was only able to know him for 2 months, but I am grateful for that time. He was one of the most genuinely nice guys I’ve ever met. I played table tennis with him a lot. I was sorry to see him leave, things weren’t the same when he’d gone. Can’t begin to say how sorry I am to hear this. Rest in peace Dougie.

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