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Douglas; Muriel Genevieve

Posted By Obits On October 16, 2020 @ 10:01 am In Obituaries | 32 Comments

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Muriel Genevieve Douglas (Swindell) passed away peacefully on October 9, 2020, at Harbour View Haven in Lunenburg.
Muriel was born August 2, 1924 in Harbourville, NS, to parents Clifford and Genevieve Swindell, and lived most of her youth in Berwick.
She married Nelson Foster Douglas (d.1992) in 1948. They lived in Caledonia and had three children: Audrey Lee Bennett of Mississauga (wife of Donald Bennett, d. 2012), Blair Douglas (d. 2018, husband of Jean) of Caledonia, and Karen Mary (d.1961). She is survived by her daughter Audrey Lee, grandsons John Douglas and Jeffrey and wife Dominique Douglas, and Adam Bennett and wife Laura, and great grandchildren Luke Douglas, Chelsea and Alexis Ewer, sister- in-law Elizabeth Douglas Ross of Harmony, brother-in-law David Misner of Kentville, and numerous nieces and nephews. Siblings Lawrence Swindell, Lloyd Swindell, Audrey Bligh and Eleanor Misner are deceased.
Muriel graduated from Berwick High School and attended a business course in Kentville, NS, and worked as bookkeeper at the Creamery in Berwick until her marriage. After marriage, she became active in the community of Caledonia while caring for her three children. For many years Muriel also worked on the family business, N. F. Douglas & C., Ltd. She played tennis and badminton, bridge and enjoyed handcrafts, while maintaining an active social life. They hosted many good times with friends at Pinehurst in South Brookfield. Muriel and Nelson made many friends through their association with the Maritime Lumber Bureau. In the early 1970’s they began an annual vacation in Florida, which Muriel continued for many years. She loved to travel, sightsee and meet new friends. Some high points of travelling included cruises to Hawaii, Alaska and through the Panama Canal.
In 2008, Muriel moved to an apartment at Drumlin Hills in Brigdewater, and in 2017 to the Bridgewater Retirement Centre (Ridgewood). Failing health necessitated a lengthy stay in hospital in 2019 until transfer to Harbour View Haven in January 2020. She remained there until her death on October 9, 2020. The family extends sincere appreciation to all of the caregivers who assisted mom as her health declined.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool.
During this difficult time, the family regrets that we cannot meet personally with those who wish to pay their respects and share a special memory. A celebration of life for Muriel will be held when restrictions are relaxed. Donations are appreciated to the North Queens Fire Association, North Queens Community Health Centre, or to the charitable organization of your choice. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com

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Condolence from Sylvia Corkum on October 16th, 2020 3:31 pm

Audrey Lee, Jean and families

so sorry to read of Muriel’s passing. She and Nelson were great friends and neighbors to our family for years. We remember her fondly,

Edwina, Sylvia & Bill

Condolence from Paul and Gail Fancy on October 16th, 2020 5:58 pm

Jean, Audrey Lee and families
So very sorry to hear of Muriel’s passing. She was a wonderful lady . Our sincerest condolences to you all. God Bless you all at this sad time.

Condolence from Bev Rowter on October 16th, 2020 6:39 pm

Dear Audrey Lee, Jean and your families,

We are sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Please know we are thinking of you.

Bev & Dan Rowter

Condolence from Bonnie Labrador & Jerry Mansfield on October 16th, 2020 6:39 pm

To Jean, John, Jeffrey and family.
We are saddened to hear of Muriel’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences. Thinking of you all.

Condolence from Callie on October 16th, 2020 6:58 pm

Very sorry to hear of Muriel’s passing…. I sat beside her in a Ceramics Class and got to know her a little bit and enjoyed her wit. Thoughts are with her Family.

Condolence from Robert and Florence Douglas on October 16th, 2020 7:24 pm

Audrey, Jean and families,
Our deepest sympathy to you on Muriel’s passing.
Sincerely,Robbie and Florence

Condolence from Dennis &Sharon Wills on October 16th, 2020 8:33 pm

Sorry to hear of Muriel’ passing. Our deepest sympathy goes out to Audrey Lee , Jean and Families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

Dennis & Sharon

Condolence from Gary and Toddy Mansfield on October 16th, 2020 9:50 pm

Sorry to hear of Muriel’s passing . She was a kind lady. Our thoughts and Prayers are with the entire family.

Condolence from Myrna Crouse on October 16th, 2020 10:14 pm

To Muriel’s family:
My deepest sympathy to you all. She was a gracious lady and can remember the good times we had together playing badminton. I always enjoyed our little chats when she came in the bank. Remembering all the good times will help you
get through all the difficult days.Blessings to you all.

Condolence from Russell Miller on October 16th, 2020 11:15 pm

Audrey, Jean, Jeff,John and family:
So sorry to hear of Muriel’s passing. May your many memories sustain you in this difficult time. Muriel was a remarkable and kind lady who will be remembered by many.

Condolence from Pat Pettit on October 17th, 2020 7:27 am

Deepest sympathy to the family.
Pat Pettit (nee Douglas)

Condolence from Chuck McGinty on October 17th, 2020 8:41 am

I am sorry to hear that Muriel passed away. She was always so nice to me for my short time growing up in Caledonia. I want to express to Audrey Lee, Jean and rest of the family my condolences.

Condolence from Marilyn (McGinty) cobb on October 17th, 2020 9:15 am

To Audrey Lee, Jean & families
My sincere condolences to you all. Muriel was a good friend to my aunt Janet & I remember how they enjoyed their bridge get togethers.
Thinking of you, marilyn

Condolence from Anne Kempton on October 17th, 2020 9:47 am

My sincere condolences to the Douglas family in the passing of their loved on. Muriel was a friendly lady who took the time to say hi when you entered the store. She will be missed.

Condolence from Bob and Marie Lohnes on October 17th, 2020 10:04 am

Audrey-Lee, Jean and families,
I am sorry to hear just today that Muriel had passed away on October 9. Muriel was always a central figure in Caledonia when I was growing up. Her friendship with my mom, her always friendly greetings whenever I saw her, her dedication to her community and her family are only a few of my memories. She lived a long and fruitful life and she will be missed by many.

Condolence from Carl & Sue Demmons on October 17th, 2020 10:26 am

Dear Audrey Lee, Jean, and families,
Sue & I offer our thoughts and prayers for you all at this difficult time. Both Muriel (& Nelson) were solid rocks of the whole Caledonia area for many years, and will be greatly missed.
Carl & Sue Demmons

Condolence from Alex & Marie MacLeod on October 17th, 2020 10:32 am

Sincere condolences to the Douglas family. Muriel was a very kind gentle lady. We have many fond memories of great conversations with her over the years. She will be missed.

Condolence from Suzanne Frail on October 17th, 2020 11:00 am

Sending sincere condolences to the family.
Muriel was a very lovely lady. I enjoyed playing bridge with her years ago.
Suzanne xx

Condolence from John and Nancy Leefe on October 17th, 2020 11:10 am

Muriel was a fine person, quiet yet strong. We enjoyed her friendship and will always remember her with great fondness.

Condolence from Pastor Royce and Alice Getson on October 17th, 2020 11:34 am

Prayers of comfort for the family and friends of Muriel. Our deepest heartfelt expressions of support are for each to reach out to our Lord for his strength will bring you through this as well.

Condolence from Linda Frail on October 17th, 2020 11:39 am

My deepest sympathy to all of Muriel’s family. She was an amazing lady an will leave behind many fond memories.

Condolence from Linda Frail on October 17th, 2020 11:40 am

My deepest sympathy to all of Muriel’s family. She was an amazing lady and will leave behind many fond memories.

Condolence from Susan (Ellis) Calnen on October 17th, 2020 12:11 pm

My condolences to the family in the loss of such a fine lady. I knew Muriel my whole life as a cousin
and dear friend to my Grandmother (Beulah Murray). The Douglas family made a life of contributing
to their community.

Condolence from Ed and Evie Fisher on October 17th, 2020 3:34 pm

To the family Sorry to hear of your loss.

Condolence from Leon & Norma Robertson on October 17th, 2020 4:59 pm

Leon and I are so sorry to hear of Muriel Passing. We always enjoyed our times together and good memories.
Our condolences to all the family.

Condolence from Judi and Bill on October 18th, 2020 10:12 am

Our condolences to all the family.. Muriel was a force, always interested in her community and the people. Jean, you were her guardian angel and you will miss the many visits you had together for many years as she moved from one residence to another. Muriel will be missed but has gained her rest.

Condolence from Phil Smith on October 19th, 2020 9:26 am

I remember Muriel Douglas as far back as the 1950’s, when I visited N. F. Douglas Store with my parents. In later life, she always made time for a conversation when I visited from Newfoundland and Labrador. North Queens is a better place for having had Muriel Douglas play the role that she did. Our deepest sympathy to Audrey Lee and all members of the family.

Phil and Michelle Smith
Stephenville Crossing, NL

Condolence from DELBERT R. WEARE on October 19th, 2020 4:51 pm

I have known MURIEL DOUGLAS quite well since my family and I moved back to North Queens in 1973. I must say she and her late husband (NELSON) both used me very well. I want to pass my love and sympathy on to all of the remaining family. Delbert R. Weare
VET’S UNIT,
FMH. LUNUNBURG, NS.

Condolence from Wilma and Tom Shupe on October 19th, 2020 6:51 pm

Audrey_Lee, Jean and families,
We were sorry to hear of Muriels passing. She always had time for a chat .She will be missed by all who knew her.Our deepest sympathy to you all.

Condolence from Cliff Drysdale on October 20th, 2020 10:45 am

Dear Jean, Audrey Lee and family;
Please accept our sympathy for the loss of Muriel. When Cliff and I arrived in the wonderful community of Caledonia in 1975 she was first to welcome us at Douglas’ store. We hold fond memories of Muriel, Nelson, Mabel and our good friend Blair. They are missed.
Alice and Cliff Drysdale
Port George NS

Condolence from Kathy & Vaughn Rawding on October 21st, 2020 7:50 pm

Audrey Lee, Jean & families:
Condolences to all the family during this sad difficult time. Muriel was a sweet little lady.

Condolence from Marion and Blair Baxter on October 25th, 2020 7:32 pm

Audrey Lee, Jean and families.
So sorry to hear of Muriel’s passing. I knew her as a kind, gentle lady, who always had a friendly conversation. She was very interested in the Caledonia community, and will be missed by many. My deepest condolences to the families.
Marion and Blair Baxter

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