Daughter of medicare founder Tommy Douglas was an impassioned social justice advocate
The Canadian Press · Apr 05, 2020
Shirley Douglas, the impassioned Canadian activist and veteran actress who was mother to actor Kiefer Sutherland and daughter of medicare founder Tommy Douglas, has died.
She had just turned 86 on April 2.
Sutherland announced his mother's death on Twitter, saying she succumbed to complications surrounding pneumonia on Sunday morning. He said that her illness was not related to COVID-19.
"My mother was an extraordinary woman who led an extraordinary life," said Sutherland.
"Sadly she had been battling for her health for quite some time and we, as a family, knew this day was coming."
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