Former Frodsham teacher dies in Canada

A FORMER Frodsham teacher has died, aged 90, in Canada where he has lived for more than 40 years.
Douglas Ernest Arthurson taught for many years at the Manor School in Frodsham, guiding hundreds of children through the 11-plus examination to enable them to progress to grammar school.
He died peacefully in hospital with his wife, Ira and immediate family at his side.
Douglas was born in Halton and began his education at a church school where his father was principal.
By chance, he and Ira attended this school together, and years later their lives would converge and they married.
While training as a teacher Doug was called up for National Service with the RAF.
Afterwards he taught at the Manor School and shared his love of soccer by coaching school teams.
It was during his time teaching in Frodsham that Doug again met Ira, a widow with two children, who was also a teacher. They married in 1970 and emigrated to Canada five years later, with Doug continuing to teach for 10 years before retiring at the age of 59.
Having enjoyed tennis all his life, he was now able to successfully compete in Canadian masters’ tournaments.
In his later years he suffered from Parkinson’s Disease.

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