Nicholas Douglas Fenwick Sr

Passed 07/17/2023


Obituary For Nicholas Douglas Fenwick Sr

Nicholas, Captain (retired) CD Douglas Fenwick Senior died in the comfort of his home on July 17, 2023 at the age of 89. Born in Halifax, he was the eldest son of the late Fenwick (Tubby) and Nora (Coolen) Nicholas. Doug attended the original Joseph Howe school, Bloomfield Junior High and Q.E.H. He worked for the Morse Companies for 29 years in Halifax and Saint John, New Brunswick. He also worked for Atlantic Purification Systems and Twin Cities Oxygen, retiring in 1992. Doug held various positions with the Halifax Chapter of the Canadian Welding Society; including Chairman for 1970-1971. He joined the supplementary reserve of the Canadian Armed Forces in 1975 as a second Lieutenant rising to the rank of Captain in 1978. He spent over 15 years with the Armdale Kiwanis Air Cadet squadron from 1978-1991. He was the Commanding Officer for a record 14 consecutive years. During this time, he was a member of the B.C. Community School Council. Doug is survived by his sister Patsy in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, brother-in-law Gary and his wife Dale Bremner of Dartmouth. He was predeceased by his wife Doris (Smith) of 65 years, their only child Doug Junior and Doug’s brother Donald. Doug and Doris’s ashes will be laid to rest in the Cow Bay Cemetery next to their son. There will be no service or visitation at the request of Doug. A special thank you to Gary and Dale for their continued support over the years. Forever in our Hearts.

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  • 07/25/2023

    My sincere condolences. Capt Nicholas was the CO of 529 Sqn from the time I joined in 1976 until I Made Capt in the 90's. His contribution (along with Mrs Nicholas and Doug Jr) to the Sqn and the cadet program was extraordinary. I am honored and proud to continue his passion for the cadet program. And owe a great dept of gratitude to him for the Officer and person I am today. Fond memories of playing floor hockey with him at cadets Friday night sports. Capt G R Bowser CD

  • 07/25/2023

    Sorry to hear that my cousin, Doug, passed away. I will miss our regular telephone conversations. I always told him to hop on a plane & fly out to visit us in Saskatchewan; he would have enjoyed time on the farm. Thank you to Gary and Dale for looking out for him these past few years.

  • 07/25/2023

    So sorry to hear of Doug's passing. He is surely happy to be with Doria again. Gayle McInnis

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