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Douglas William "Doug" Adams


Douglas William "Doug" Adams

Douglas William "Doug" Adams – 82, Bible Hill, passed away suddenly, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday evening, August 8, 2017, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Onslow, he was the son of the late John and Agnes (Harrington) Adams.

Doug worked for 30 years in the Signal Corps of Canadian Armed Forces and retired as a Warrant Officer from CFS Debert. He then went to work with Truro Police Dispatch for 14 years, delivered The Chronicle Herald for three years and then with Treaty Enterprises for four years from where he retired at age 75. Doug had many interests and past-times and these included woodworking, making "whirly-gigs", gardening, hunting on Warwick Mountain with Raymond and the girls, cooking, baking pies and making preserves; Doug’s stubborn ways resulted in a few batches of spoiled pickles, but we won’t mention that here! He also enjoyed being a Ham Radio operator with the call sign VE1DWA.

Doug is survived his children, Sheila Morrissey (Joseph Shipley), Truro; Raymond Adams, Truro; Sandra McNutt, Bible Hill; Heather (Ronald) Jones, Australia; Agnes (Jim) Moore, Truro; grandchildren, Dwayne, Jennifer, Janice, Charlie, Melissa, Sabrina, Angel, Anthony, Grace, Abbi; great grandchildren, Stephen, Aylah, Olivia, Tristen, Brody; sister, Shirley Adams, Lawrencetown Beach, Halifax County; many nieces. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his daughters, Janet and Elaine in infancy; first wife, Maimie Eileen (Peffer) Nelmes; second wife, Katherine (Dyck) Fehr; third wife, Constance Jean "Connie" (Denny) (Brooks) Adams.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where Doug’s family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Monday, August 14, 2017. Private family service will be held at a later date. Family flowers only. If so desired, donations in Doug’s memory to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Lung Association of Nova Scotia are welcomed. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Doug’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at:

Service Time
Private Funeral Service

August 14, 2017
Visitation Time
6-8 PM
Visitation Location
Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro

Requested Charity
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Lung Association of Nova Scotia