Douglas Bliss « Doug » Hamilton
« Doug » Hamilton – 88, Truro,
passed away Monday, June 1, 2020, with his daughters, Sharon and
Sandra at his side, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro.
Born in Truro, he was the son of the late William and Sadie (Works)
working at a young age in his father’s business before becoming a
brakeman with the CNR. He then decided to start his own painting
contractor business which he ran for over 30 years. He was an
owner/landlord of several apartment buildings and other real estate.
Dad always had a strong work ethic and was never afraid to tackle any
project. He also loved the outdoors and spending time at his woodlot
in Kemptown, where they once lived. Dad was a kind and generous man
and was always there to help anyone who needed a helping hand.
He loved to
joke and was a great tease! He dearly loved his family and
« Papa » had a special fondness for his grandkids and
great grandchildren; it brought him great joy to see all his family
« doing well ». Doug and Eileen travelled frequently
and spent many winters in Zephyrhills, Florida and summers at their
Malagash cottage. In retirement Doug took up a smaller painting
palette and began landscape painting, many of which hang proudly in
his families homes.
survived by his four children, Alan (Wanda) Hamilton, Riverview, New
Brunswick; Sharon (Glen) Smith, Halifax; Ross (Lorene) Hamilton, Bible
Hill; Sandra (Richard) Hunt, Truro; nine grandchildren and fourteen
(soon to be 15) great grandchildren; sisters-in-laws and
brothers-in-law, Pearl and Derek Piers, Carl and Lynne Graham, Lloyd
Graham and Don Morrison. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by
his loving wife of over 55 years, Eileen (Graham); sister, Beatrice
Cox; brothers, Hector and Fred Hamilton; half-sister, Marguerite
would like to express their thanks to the caring nursing staff in
Palliative Care (Colchester East Hants Health Centre) and all the
staff of Victoria Way at Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro, for their
compassionate care shown to our Dad. If so desired, donations in
Doug’s memory to Heart and Stroke Foundation, Diabetes
Canada or a charity of your choice are welcomed.
Covid-19 restrictions, the memorial service and interment will be held
at West Branch Cemetery, West Branch, Pictou County at a later date.
have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55
Young Street, Truro. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the
family by viewing Doug’s obituary on-line and selecting
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Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Douglas Bliss Doug Hamilton 19312020..
Décès pour la Ville: Truro, Province: Nova Scotia