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Douglas Allen Rowlands


Douglas Allen Rowlands

After following many trails in his life, Doug has gone home, shortly after his 71st birthday. He was predeceased by his parents Ruth (Crisp) and Hartley Rowlands. He leaves behind his loving wife Mary Anne and their children Matthew (Janet), Nicole (John), Marcus. He was known as Papa to Madison, Ethan, Owen, Hartley, Lily and Ella. Doug was a beloved brother to Catherine, Susan, Stephen (Maryke), and Lisa (Randy) and a beloved uncle to many nieces and nephews. And his special fur baby, Bruin.

In life, Doug was a builder. Whether it was housing, woodworking, problem solving or McIvering to make things work. He even had his own Cable TV show while working at Cashway Building Supplies. He certainly knew his way around a few building supply stores. Doug was a finisher - whatever he started he finished even though he always had at least 3 or 4 projects on the go at the same time.

Doug was also an active community builder, volunteering wherever he lived, he was a Coxswain, Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary, Camp Committee Chair for Cobourg Reserve and volunteered for Port Hope community policing to name a few. Recently in New Brunswick he was a Past Chair of Lepreau LSD and served as Chair of the Regional Recreation Committee; A Board member of Coastal Trail Inc.; a Board member for Dial-A-Ride: a Warden in Warden Service of PLNGS; and as a member of the Fundy Bay 50+ Club and Vice President of the Fundy Zone; he was also asked to help the Federation of New Brunswick Senior Citizens with organizing some clubs in Saint John.

Scouting was a way of life for Doug. His Scouting journey started as a boy in Sea Scouts in Ajax, Ontario and he never left the movement. He had paid his dues to the Fellowship of Baden-Powell Guilds. Along the Scouting paths, Doug saw many thousands of children in all 5 sections and gave many more thousands of hours in volunteering as a Scouter, Service Teams, Councils (local, district, regional, provincial and national), Jamborees, Beaverees, Cuborees, Camporees and Mentor. Doug saw and understood and valued Scouting training as a participant in all 5 sections for Woodbadge Part 1, 3 Woodbadge Part 11 training courses, and as a trainer on many Woodbadge Part 1’s and Woodbadge Part 11’s as team member and course leader. When he moved from Ontario to New Brunswick, he was involved with the St. George Scouting group as a Cub Scouter and got involved with the BP Guild. Doug was awarded The Bar to the Silver Acorn for exceptional service to Scouting, awarded his 4th bead as a trainer and gave more than 50 years of himself in service to his communities through Scouting.

His family would like to thank all of the staff of 5AN at the Regional hospital for their wonderful care and to those very special friends, Sharon and Larry, who supported him.

New Brunswick: Cremation has taken place. Please join us for a Celebration of his Life. Tuesday evening, March 26th, from 6-8 pm at the Fundy Bay 50+ Club on Maces Bay Road.

Ontario: Please join us for a Celebration of Life on April 6, 2024 at 1:00 pm at 573 Fernhill Blvd, Oshawa. Contact family for directions if required.
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Service Date
Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Service Time
6-8 pm
Service Location
The Fundy Bay 50+ Club, Maces Bay NB