Colleen Dansereau - February 2, 2013 Contact this person
Dear Linda, Sophia, Joe and Ryan
We were so sorry to hear of Doug's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I hope the memories of your happy times together will give you comfort. With love, Kelly and Peter Dansereau
Beckie Fischer - February 3, 2013 Contact this person
Mr Stanley was a wonderful man, he had all three of my children in gym class, I loved being able to go and see the kids with their dancing around the world demonstration was so cute to see them. He was just a genuine good person who really loved doing what he did for work.
Patricia Thibault - February 3, 2013 Contact this person
I teach at Greely High School and knew Doug well. All three of my children had him for phys ed during their Mabel Wilson years and loved him. He had such a way with children. I will never forget watching him coax my oldest child to jump off the diving board - I could tell he was scared but he jumped anyway because Mr. Stanley made him feel safe.
My sincere condolences to all of you.
Cathy Burke - February 3, 2013 Contact this person
The families and students from Mabel I Wilson have a warm spot in their hearts for Doug Stanley. He made wonderful memories for many children.
Lynn Young - February 3, 2013 Contact this person
When I asked my kids what they remembered about Mr. Stanley they said, without a moment's hesitation, the chicken dance. There must be hundreds of Cumberland/North Yarmouth kids who have the same memory. Here's to you, Doug. Hope you are still dancing.
Diane Burnell - February 3, 2013 Contact this person
I was saddened to hear of Doug's passing. My sincere sympathies to his family during this difficult time. Both of my children loved him as their P.E. teacher at Wilson School. I also had the pleasure of working with him for 5 years at the Greely Pool. I learned a lot from him. He had a great attitude and sense of humor. One of my favorite Doug Stanley Stories was my swim instructor job offer from him. He told me I had all the qualifications needed - that my head was above the water when I stood in the shallow end. How could I turn that down?
Eliza Adams - February 4, 2013 Contact this person
The young students at MIW adored Mr. Stanley. Doug was the Pied Piper of the school, and he always had that special touch with young hearts. He wore his love of the children and his work on his sleeve, and the students knew it. I remember picking my children up early one day, and on their way out the door, all they wanted to do was take a peek into the gym to see what Mr. Stanley was teaching. Thank you, Mr. Stanley.
Gary Upham - February 5, 2013 Contact this person
I was sad to see Doug's obituary in the paper. He was a good friend and classmate at UMPI and my memory of our days there are fond ones. To his family and friends he was a great person! My sincere sympathy for your loss. Hey Doug I still think I can take you on the mat. Until we meet again Peace be with you!!!!
Craig Roberts - February 9, 2013 Contact this person
I'm sad to hear of Doug's passing. I have fond memories of playing soccer for Mr. Hutchins with Doug as an assistant and working summer rec camps with Mr. Hutchins and Mr. Stanley ribbing me endlessly in good humor. My condolences to his family.
Rosanne Griffin - March 22, 2013 Contact this person
I am so very saddened to hear of Mr. Stanley's passing. He was my son's gym and swim teacher at Mabel Wilson. He was loved by all and will be greatly missed. We send our prayers and love to his family.
Dave Holman - May 1, 2013 Contact this person
Great man, great memories. He taught me to swim, to bounce, to dance, to play dozens of games. I remember overcoming my fear of swimming by jumping into his arms in the water.