McFarlane, Douglas Thomas, 1918-1999

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McFarlane, Douglas Thomas, 1918-1999

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  • D.T. McFarlane
  • Doug McFarlane

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Douglas Thomas McFarlane was born on January 4, 1918, in Wolseley, Saskatchewan, to Andrew and Ella McFarlane. He received his education at Summerberry. He worked on his father's farm until 1940, when he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He served in the Air Force until 1945 and attained the rank of sergeant. Upon his discharge, McFarlane returned to farming in the Peebles district. He was active in agricultural and community organizations, namely the Saskatchewan Farmers' Union, the Royal Canadian Legion, the Glenavon Board of Trade, and the 4-H Club.

McFarlane was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in 1956 and served as the Liberal Party Member of the Legislative Assembly for the Qu'Appelle-Wolseley constituency until 1971. He served in the Ross Thatcher Government as Minister of Municipal Affairs (1964-1965) and Minister of Agriculture (1965-1971).

Following his defeat in the 1971 election, McFarlane was appointed to the War Veterans Appeal Board and moved to Ottawa. He later moved to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, when the Board relocated there. He retired in 1983 and moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba. Douglas McFarlane died there on May 6, 1999.

Douglas McFarlane married Frances Davidson on April 15, 1945. They had four sons: Robert, Douglas, Larry and Donald.


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AMICUS Authorities - no entry found.

Obituary for Douglas McFarlane - The Leader-Post, May
8, 1999.

Mlazgar, Brian, ed.: Saskatchewan Politicians - Lives
Past and Present; (2004).

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