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Robert A. 'Rob' Douglas


Robert A. 'Rob' Douglas

Robert Allison Douglas.

It is with heavy hearts the family of Robert A. Douglas announce his sudden passing on February 20 th at the QEII Hospital, Halifax NS. 

Rob was born on September 7, 1961 in New Glasgow to the late John T. and Edna Douglas. 

Rob attended school in New Glasgow, graduating from New Glasgow High School in 1979. Rob went on to attend St. Mary’s University in Halifax, graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1985. He returned to New Glasgow to join his father in the family business at R. A Douglas LTD, a construction company established by his grandfather, his namesake Robert A., which is still based in Alma, Pictou County. 

Rob’s happy place was always the family cottage at Melmerby where he grew up spending every summer at the shore. Rob loved sitting on the deck talking to friends and enjoyed Happy Hours with his neighbours, who were very much like family. Rob also took great pride in his weekend brunches and his roast beef family dinners. Rob was the only one in the family his mother trusted with the gravy recipe. 

Rob was a Past President of the Bluenose Curling Club where he spent many years enjoying the sport. Rob was passionate about hockey including the Toronto Maple Leafs, with Rob also being actively involved in both John and Jennifer’s hockey teams when they were growing up. Rob was a member of the Trinity United Church, as well as engaging in various programs and activities within the community over the years. 

In addition to his parents the late John T. and Edna Douglas, Rob was predeceased by his aunt Mary McInnis, brothers-in-law, Eddie and Roy Cameron, Fred Hagen and his in-laws, John and Ruth Cameron. 

Rob’s very essence was his love for family. He is survived by his loving partner, Donna Cameron, his wonderful children and his pride and joy, John (Krissi) and Jennifer (Rob); his sisters, Heather and Libby Douglas, sisters-in-law, Linda and Donna Cameron, Debbie (Melvin) Cruikshank; brothers-in-law, Arnie (Debbie) Cameron, Alvin (Joy) Cameron; his Webber and McWilliam cousins as well as many nieces and nephews. 

The family would like to thank Dr. Sutton and the nurses at the Aberdeen Hospital as well as the doctors and nurses at the QE11 Coronary Care Unit.

Visitation will take place Sunday, February 25 th from 1:30 - 3:00 pm at R.H. Porter Funeral Home, 55 Almont Ave., New Glasgow. A private family service to follow. Burial will be at a later date at the Alma Cemetery.

If so inclined, donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Chapter of the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Pictou County SPCA. 

"Remember me and smile"

Sunday, February 25, 2024
Visitation Time
1:30 - 3:00 pm
Visitation Location
R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow

Requested Charity
N.S. Heart and Stroke Foundation; Pictou County SPCA