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Fawthrop; Douglas Austin

Posted By Obits On December 30, 2015 @ 2:12 pm In Obituaries | 98 Comments

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Fawthrop – Douglas Austin, 66, of Halifax, passed away peacefully in Melville Lodge on December 25, 2015.
Born in Montreal, he was a son of the late Douglas A. and M. Jackie (Poirier) Fawthrop.
Raised in Cornwall, Ontario Doug moved his family to Nova Scotia in the 70’s to attend Dalhousie University. He was an active businessman in Halifax while completing his MBA and Law Degree. Eventually he made his way to the South Shore of Nova Scotia where he took over operations of White Point Beach Lodge. He became a champion for the Tourism and Hospitality industry in the Province and a part owner of the Resort in 1988. His contribution to Tourism has been appreciated and recognized over his career with awards and recognitions far too numerous to list. He gained the respect and admiration of all in the Tourism community. Doug was tirelessly supportive of causes and activities in the Queens County area. He loved and was dedicated to White Point Beach Resort, which he grew from a small seasonal operation to a world class full service destination. His greatest love and accomplishment however was his family, his wife, children and grandchildren who he kept close to his heart always.
He is survived by his wife Denise Fawthrop, children Natalie Fawthrop Pooler (Bruce Pooler), Kristen Giguère (Jean-Sebastien Giguère), Jesse Fawthrop (Shaunessy Fawthrop), Lucienne Fawthrop (Troy Woodworth). Grandchildren Raine, Maxime, Luka, Addison, Félix, Ryder, and Olivia. Siblings Richard, Susie, Laurie, Kelley, and Jackie.
Memorial service will be held at Holy Trinity Anglican Church (Liverpool, NS) at 2pm on January 4th. Memorial donations may be made to any of the following: Alzheimer’s Society of NS, Arthritis Society or Melville Lodge. Online condolences can be made at www.chandlersfuneral.com

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Condolence from Rhiannon Fitzpatrick on December 30th, 2015 4:59 pm

My heartfelt condolences go to Lucy, Jessie and the rest of the family Doug will be remembered by all who knew him, he was a great man. May family, friends and great memories get you through this devastating time.

Condolence from John and Donna Murray on December 30th, 2015 5:13 pm

Doug was an “ideas man” like I have never met. We negotiated, worked, and partied together. I have a huge respect for Doug’s friendship and ability. Denise, we grieve with you.

Condolence from Stephanie Miller- Vincent on December 30th, 2015 5:39 pm

Denise, Jesse, Luce, Kristen and Natalie,

My heart broke when i heard this news.
Doug meant the world to me, as a leader, a mentor, an inspiration, a confident, a teacher and a friend.
The memories of the lessons taught, the conversations engaged in, the challenges he laid in front of me and I excepted, knowing each would make me stronger..more knowledgeable.
The long and the very short conversations. The stories he told and the songs he sang.. always remembered.

Doug was always larger than life!
Forever remembered, respected, admired, trusted and loved.
Stephanie

Condolence from Walter and Sherri Miller on December 30th, 2015 5:42 pm

Walter and I were so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing.He was a fine person and such an asset to White Point Lodge.He will certainly be missed by so many people.To all his family,our condolences to you all at this very sad time.There will certainly be many memories to keep him close.

Condolence from Eleanor Anderson on December 30th, 2015 7:05 pm

Through tourism events and connections I came to meet Doug and admire his attitude, his confidence and his intelligence. My sympathy is extended to his family.
Eleanor Anderson, Sydney, Nova Scotia

Condolence from Jim Lapp on December 30th, 2015 7:20 pm

My condolences on your great loss. Doug was a wonderful gentleman and a positive influence to many.

Condolence from Terri Longmire (nee Huskins) on December 30th, 2015 7:55 pm

I worked for Doug when I was a teenager during the summer time in the kitchen. It was my very first job. I am thankful to him for that opportunity. Condolences to Doug’s family at this sad time.

Condolence from Dennis &Sherri Harrington on December 30th, 2015 8:14 pm

To The Family,
Sending our most sincere condolences for your loss.

Condolence from Richard Stinson on December 30th, 2015 8:36 pm

I would like to offer my condolences to Doug’s family. Having been in the hotel industry with Doug I can attest to his devotion to our industry. He will be missed. SKAL Doug.

Richard

Condolence from Rick Hebb on December 30th, 2015 8:43 pm

It is with shock and sadness to hear of Doug’s passing. I knew Doug through business relationship at White Point and also considered him to be a friend. My condolences to his family and friends.

Condolence from Bruce Sutherland on December 30th, 2015 8:58 pm

Many great memories………God speed,til we meet again………

Condolence from Eric Harding on December 30th, 2015 9:03 pm

Sorry to hear. Doug will be fondly remembered. He was an inspirational leader.

Condolence from Karen Shupe on December 30th, 2015 9:09 pm

Denise and family, this is always a sad time, but know that you have been in my thoughts, and that your memories will always be there to keep close.

Condolence from Sarah Leefe Ackerman on December 30th, 2015 9:14 pm

I am very sorry to hear about Doug’s passing. He was a great supporter of his community and worked tirelessly to build White Point into the success it is today. When my daughter was born in 2005, Doug sent a book to her about the White Point rabbits with a lovely note. He always took the time to say hello. My thoughts are with you. May you find comfort in your family and friends and the love you shared.

Condolence from Steve and Rhonda Grandy on December 30th, 2015 9:14 pm

We are so sorry for your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences and prayers.

Condolence from Holly Daury on December 30th, 2015 9:35 pm

I’m so terribly sorry for all of you! I’m shocked and saddened by this news. I’m so glad to have worked for him at the Lodge for several years and for my moving west party that was thrown for me. I think he just came for the cake but at least I got a hug out of the deal. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Take care of each other.

Condolence from Karen Crowell on December 30th, 2015 9:41 pm

To Denise, Luce and the Fawthrop Family: I was so very saddened Christmas Day to hear about Doug’s passing. I know that you will receive many, many messages from people who will most likely say the exact thing as me….but know it is all true! Doug was a wonderful person to work for and to learn from. I was always inspired by his vision and drive to grow the business in ways most of didn’t even imagine until he revealed his ideas. It was also a privilege to get to know all of you during my 11 years at White Point. Since leaving White Point and Nova Scotia 6 years ago the resort has never been far from my mind. I see the posts daily from the WP page on my FB feed and have so many Facebook friends from there – including Doug. He was a driving force and a friend to so many people. Know that I will be thinking about you over the next days and weeks. Hugs, Karen Crowell

Condolence from Terrilynn Andrew on December 30th, 2015 10:17 pm

It wasn’t a Complete Tourism event if Doug wasn’t there. I will always associate White Point with Doug! He always had an amiable presence! My condolences to the Fawthrop Family.

Condolence from Shauna Hatt on December 30th, 2015 10:23 pm

I am only one of the many people whose lives were changed by Doug. His mentorship, friendship and the sharing of his extraordinary family have been among the richest blessings in my life. I offer my sincerest condolences to the Fawthrop family during this sad time, and my love always.

Condolence from Kim Kinrade on December 30th, 2015 10:40 pm

Doug was a lion of a man who turned a rundown set of shacks into an international phenomenon. But I always remember his sense of humour and his generosity. Our condolences to his family and may you find peace in knowing how many lives he made better.

Condolence from Fawne Atkinson on December 30th, 2015 10:58 pm

Denise, Luce and Family

As the children of Doug’s friend, the late Lynne Perry, we have had the pleasure of hearing stories and sharing experiences with our Mum at White Point with Doug for many years. She held his friendship very dear and would be heartbroken to learn of his passing. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Doug will be dearly missed by all of those who knew him. We pray for strength, healing and love for you all.

Fawne, Darla and Darren Perry

Condolence from Kristi Wenaus on December 30th, 2015 11:06 pm

My tourism heart is broken tonight. Doug was a passionate advocate for our industry. One who saw the light and the art of the possible where so many saw nothing but dark and the negative. He cared for our province and for our future and for that I’m grateful. You will be missed my friend.

Condolence from Aimee Giffin on December 30th, 2015 11:10 pm

Sending my condolences to Jesse and the family… so sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Sharron Timmins on December 31st, 2015 12:02 am

Was truly saddened to hear of Doug’s passing last week. Not only did he do a lot for the hospitality industry in Nova Scotia, he did much to support many Nova Scotia musical artists and their projects. I was fortunate to perform at White Point while Doug was there and shared many a good laugh with him. My condolences to Denise and family.

Sharron Timmins

Condolence from Steve, Jody, Reese & Hudso Pooler on December 31st, 2015 12:10 am

We are sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. It was a gift to have known him even for a short time. Doug’s big personality made an immediate impression the first time we met him. We won’t forget his hospitality, his great stories and his big smile. He will be sadly missed but he has left an enduring legacy that will be fondly remembered. Nat, Kris and the entire Fawthorp family our thoughts are with you.

Steve, Jody , Reese & Hudson Pooler.

Condolence from Dan White on December 31st, 2015 1:02 am

Condolences to the Fawthrop family. I had only met Doug on a handful of occasions, but he was always a hospitable and gracious host. My thoughts are with Jesse and his family during this difficult time. Take care and comfort in one another’s arms.

Condolence from Sarah McCarthy on December 31st, 2015 4:16 am

To the Fawthrop family and all who knew Doug,
I am shocked and deeply saddened to learn of his passing. My first job, like many people from Liverpool, was at White Point. As a teenager, I couldn’t get an interview anywhere. No one would see me. Thankfully White Point gave me a chance and hired me and subsequently became my second home. Doug made so many things possible for me and so many of us. He inspired me personally and professionally, he still does and probably always will. Doug was one of the people who has made my life great, and I owe him so much. He will be truly missed. I’m so sorry for this tremendous loss.

Condolence from Danny Morton on December 31st, 2015 5:45 am

My Condolences to the whole family.
I had more than 25 great years working with Doug. So many memories have been racing through my mind after hearing about this sad news. The most vivid are those times we would spend together him sharing a vision of the future. Whether it be for White Point or Tourism in Nova Scotia or one of the kids, Doug always had a clear view of how greatness was possible.
He had a variety of challenges over the past couple years but he always approached them with the same humor, positive perspective and determination that I knew him for throughout our time together. Doug was my sounding board, friend and the most valuable and effective mentor I could ever be fortunate enough to have available to me.
Again, condolences to the whole family. He was so very proud of you all.

Condolence from Jim & Linda Gourlay on December 31st, 2015 6:08 am

Sincere condolences to the entire Fawthrop family,
We are so thankful that Doug’s suffering is over but so sorrow filled for you all and his friends who we are privileged to be among that this extraordinary gentle man has left us so soon.
Peace and love to all. Xo

Condolence from JoAnn Smith on December 31st, 2015 7:54 am

So very sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Danny & Diana Hirtle on December 31st, 2015 8:13 am

Luce and family : So very sorry to hear of your Dads passing.Danny and I send our sincere condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. I’m sure you have lots of great memories to cherish and share with the children . May he rest in peace.

Condolence from Erin Page on December 31st, 2015 8:47 am

So sorry to hear of your loss. My condolences to the Fawthrop family.

Condolence from Gordon Stewart on December 31st, 2015 9:02 am

Condolences to the entire Fawthrop family. Doug was truly one of a kind, he lived a large life and was know by so many people. When his hands started to move then you knew there was a lot of words and thoughts coming. He was quick to analyze and not afraid of having an opinion. A strong leader and always with a vision that people could follow. We lost a good person in our larger Tourism community, he will be sadly missed by all.

Condolence from Kevin MacKie on December 31st, 2015 9:16 am

I met Doug while he was doing work for ABCC and instantly had a rapport with him. From there on he became a mentor/ sounding board and I thoroughly enjoyed our coffee meetings. It is with great sadness that I read of his passing and I offer my condolences to his family.

Condolence from Debbie Hamilton on December 31st, 2015 9:22 am

So very sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to Lucienne and family.

Condolence from Fred Crocker on December 31st, 2015 9:24 am

Very sorry to hear of Doug’s passing, as a long time guest at White Point he was a fixture in our summer vacations. I would say he helped us gain our love of the province and of white point resort.

Condolence from Minto Schneider on December 31st, 2015 9:27 am

Dear Denise and family,
I was very sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. His friendship and support professionally and personally during my time at Tourism Nova Scotia was much appreciated. He has many, many friends in the industry around the world because of his determination and perseverance (some may have called him stubborn!) but most of all his dedication to tourism and Nova Scotia. He will be sadly missed.
With sympathy,
Minto Schneider

Condolence from John & Nancy Leefe on December 31st, 2015 9:45 am

Doug was a leader, a deep thinker, an entrepeneur, a doer, a man who was not acquainted with the word “impossible”. He truely liked people especially childrem who he ensured were welcomed at White Point. Doug surrounded himself with smart, dedicated staff to whom he was a constant inspiration. For Doug, the “red tape” upon which good ideas too often founder, simply did not exist in his keen and always fertile mind. He also was very funny, one of nature’s greatest attributes. Doug will be well remembered by the myriad number of people with whom he from time to time shared life’s oft bumpy road. He made a difference; a tribute so hard earned, so well deserved.

Condolence from CarolAnn MacAdams on December 31st, 2015 9:56 am

My dearest Denise and family;
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you all at this time of loss. As a family who have experienced the kindness and support of such a wonderful and generous man, we too share in your loss at this time. The memories we have of Doug will carry us through. Lots of love, Carol MacAdams, Jason Wamboldt and Daniel Wamboldt.

Condolence from Mary Tulle on December 31st, 2015 10:06 am

Denise and All..
As I reflect on Doug and all of the times I had the good fortune to be in his company NEVER was there a situation that could be referred to as “normal or boring”.. Doug’s passions combined with the energy of many allowed him to do and be more than most..When I heard that Doug had grown his wings I smiled deeply for him.. When I think of him now I continue to smile.. He lived so very very large and where he is now he will continue to do so.. Each one of you are in my thoughts and prayers .. Your Doug is not one that will go unmissed .. xo

Condolence from Catherine (Levaque) Barrette on December 31st, 2015 10:07 am

My sincere sympathies to the Fawthrop family. Fond memories of Doug during our teenage years at the cottage in Summerstown. Great boat rides and great dance parties.

Condolence from Margot Boucher on December 31st, 2015 10:15 am

Sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. Deepest sympathy to Rick and all the Fawthrop family.

Condolence from Robert Jourdain on December 31st, 2015 10:26 am

Dear Jesse and Family…so sorry to hear of the passing of Doug, may you find comfort in the many memories you all have and share. My thoughts are with you.

Condolence from Carole-Anne Parsons on December 31st, 2015 12:51 pm

TO Lucie and family:

Lucie I am so sorry to hear of the lost of your dear dad , I did not know him well but I know he meant the world to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and yours through this sad time.

Carole-Anne

Condolence from Brenda Morgan Janes on December 31st, 2015 1:04 pm

Warren and I send sincere condolences to Doug ‘ s family and friends. It was my pleasure during my years with TIANS to work with Doug on the Accommodation Star Rating program. His enthusiasm was infectious. So sad to hear of his passing… He will be fondly remembered by all who were fortunate to have known him.

Condolence from Marsha and Keith Pond on December 31st, 2015 1:12 pm

To Denise and the family.
Please accept our sincerest sympathies on Doug’s death. The ol’ Tourism Team had such wonderful, outrageous and fun tourism times …. with Doug as “the godfather”. He was one of a kind; brilliant in many ways. He loved you all VERY much and I know he will be dearly missed.
Again, condolences from us both.

Marsha (Andrews) & Keith

Condolence from Stephen Hards on December 31st, 2015 1:39 pm

I grew up with Doug in Cornwall. Lived near him, went to school with him, played on various sports team with him. Sorry to hear of his passing. Former classmates are always difficult to lose. Condolences to his brother Rick and the family.

Condolence from Johnny Fisher on December 31st, 2015 1:54 pm

My heartfelt condolences go to Denise , Luce, Jessie and the rest of the family………. Doug will be remembered by all who knew him as an ICON he truly was one of a kind . I had the pleasure of working under Dougs guiding hands for almost 20 years . In his eyes nothing was impossible . A great man who touched many around the world . I will never forget these words …..Johnny do you still smoke ……yes …….great …….lets go have one !
you will be missed my friend !

Condolence from Rev. Canon Ken & Barb Vaughan on December 31st, 2015 2:08 pm

Denise,
Barb and I were deeply saddened as we read of Doug’s passing from us this morning. Each of the members of our family has memories of Doug and White Point that we hold all the closer today.
We hold you and all of the family in our hearts and prayers today. May God’s Spirit surround and uphold all of you today and in the days to come.
Ken+ .

Condolence from Nicole Brand on December 31st, 2015 2:15 pm

I am so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing and want to send my sincerest condolences to Denise and the entire Fawthrop family. Doug was a great man and I have very fond memories of our time at White Point. He will be missed.

Condolence from Gerrie Grevatt on December 31st, 2015 2:24 pm

I was so very sorry and surprised to read of Doug’s passing. I interviewed Doug many times during my career as a reporter for The Chronicle Herald. I thought he was a very decent man.
Please accept my condolences.

Condolence from Joanne Hagen on December 31st, 2015 2:41 pm

Dear Jesse, so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. It’s one of the hardest things & leaves such a hole in your heart. Love & prayers, Joanne, Elizabeth & Robert Hagen

Condolence from William, Tina and Austin Baker on December 31st, 2015 2:42 pm

My condolences to the whole family, I was so saddened to hear of Doug’s passing. I was lucky enough to work with Doug for over 14 years and during that time although we didn’t always see eye to eye there was no doubt that there was always a mutual respect, you always knew where you stood with Doug and that’s what I liked about him. Doug always cared about family his and everyone else’s, the Christmas parties for families were Great and Doug made them that way! Thanks, for all the Great memories Doug, you were a great man and will be sadly missed, Will, Tina and Austin.

Condolence from Foster & Debbie Caines on December 31st, 2015 2:44 pm

Jesse, Shaunessy and the entire Fawthrop family.

We were so saddened to hear about the passing of Jesse’s Dad. We hope all the great memories you made with your dad help you at this very difficult time. Sending you hugs from Halifax.

Condolence from Bill and Sandy Journeay on December 31st, 2015 4:07 pm

Denise, Jesse And Luce . So sorry to hear of Doug’s passing . Our thoughts are with you at this time.

Condolence from Vivian Croft on December 31st, 2015 4:08 pm

Sorry for your loss Lucy.

Condolence from Ella McQuinn on December 31st, 2015 4:41 pm

Doug was one of a kind… like so many I ‘grew up’ in the Tourism industry with Doug as a guidepost and inspiration. He always had a valuable perspective, a vision for what could be created, a shoulder to help push obstacles aside, and time to listen to the other’s point of view. He was both a leader and a foot soldier which made for a great role model. And of course he was a friend to so many. I am full of appreciation for having known him. Sending my best to you Doug.

Condolence from Dustin O’Leary on December 31st, 2015 4:42 pm

My condolences to Doug’s entire family.

I don’t think there was any more passionate and dedicated supporter of tourism in Nova Scotia than Doug Fawthrop.

He will be missed.

Dustin O’Leary

Condolence from Ross Craig on December 31st, 2015 5:00 pm

I met Doug several decades ago when he first got excited about the possibilities for a very old hunting and fishing lodge on the south shore that had just come under his direction. His vision was grand, and he made it happen with great success. Many many people, whom he chose personally, were glad to help him, so he was a leader too, not just a visionary.

Doug will be missed by a lot more souls besides his large and extensive family. Condolences to that large family, and to all others who miss him already.

Condolence from Monica MacNeil on December 31st, 2015 5:06 pm

My most heartfelt thoughts and sympathies are with you all. Doug was a kind and giving man, who inspired people to dream. The world is less bright without him. I am sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Tanya Ozard on December 31st, 2015 5:31 pm

Natalie and family.

I am so very sorry for your loss. Your father was an incredible man. His personality was larger than life. He was always a going concern! Determined, passionate, compassionate, hilarious and genuine are words I would use to describe Doug. I had the pleasure of his company on many trips in the Tourism Days. Boston, Iceland, Ottawa and Toronto are some of the trips we did together – always promoting Tourism in NS. Many times we did sales calls together, and he always kept me entertained. He was so much fun that one couldn’t help but enjoy his company. He was very well respected by all that new him. A great man, a great mentor, and a great friend. He will never be forgotten and will be missed.

Tanya Ozard

Condolence from Allison Fitzgerald on December 31st, 2015 8:12 pm

Lucienne and Family

My thoughts and prayers are with you.. Miss Fitzgerald (LME)

Condolence from Roger, Andree and Jordan Angevine on December 31st, 2015 9:52 pm

Natalie, Bruce, Addison and Olivia

Words cannot express our feelings on the loss you have experienced. We want you all to know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Natalie, it is always difficult losing a loved one. To have it occur on Christmas Day is especially painful. We lost Andree’s mom on Christmas Day three years ago and have an appreciation of what you are feeling. Your dad was so fortunate to have you caring for him. What greater gift to give a parent.

May your family draw strength from one another during this time of sorrow and know that others are sharing your grief.

Although not here in body
His spirit still remains
Etched in everyone of you
Your loss but yet your gain

With Our Deepest Sympathy
Roger, Andree and Jordan Angevine

Condolence from Craig Journeay on January 1st, 2016 1:41 am

I’m sorry to hear of your loss Jesse, Luce, Denise and Kristen. Stay strong and keep the memories alive that you shared with Doug over the years. Take Care,

Craig Journeay

Condolence from Jon and Cathy Denman on January 1st, 2016 9:14 am

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. I first knew Doug back in 1979 and he proved to be an incredibly honourable businessman and we became friends. We often worked together on Tourism Committees and his vision breathed new and needed life into many parts of the system. His leadership and drive enabled White Point to become a year round operation and a great economic engine in the area.
We will miss his indefatigable enthusiasm and are so sorry he lost his health battles at so young an age.
Sincerely
Jon and Cath Denman

Condolence from Bob Sime on January 1st, 2016 10:24 am

Denise and family
So many wonderful words and memories are being said,and all are true. Doug was always supportive of anyone willing to contribute to tourism in general and Nova Scotia in particular. In personal reflection with my own experiences with Doug,he was always a positive contributor and supporter of just about anything that would fit his BIG PICTURE and good of the tourism industry. Never at a loss for words for political interference and hidden agendas you never had to guess about what Doug was thinking. No one will take his place.
Rest in peace my friend .
Bob and Anne Marie Sime

Condolence from Carol MacDonnell on January 1st, 2016 11:47 am

I was sad to hear of Doug’s passing. I worked with him at Emmanuel church and enjoyed some of our great phone conversations. Doug was a great support for me at a difficult time in the parish and I always appreciated his parish work on Spiritual Development and as a layreader.
Sadly I had lost contact with him over the past year however I did think of him and will always remember him with gratitude and love for our brief friendship.

Condolence from Dave and Colette Kemshead on January 1st, 2016 12:12 pm

To The Fawthrop Family,

Colette and I were deeply saddened by Doug’s passing. It is because of this great man we moved to Liverpool 20 years ago. We worked, golfed, dined and partied together. He was our friend and will never be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this trying time.

Dave and Colette Kemshead

Condolence from Jill Urich on January 1st, 2016 12:26 pm

Natalie and family,
My heartfelt condolences go out to you at this sorrowful time. May peace be with you and your family as you reflect on your father’s legacy and celebrate his life. You will be reminded of him in subtle ways as you carry on throughout your life and these signs will be his ever lasting memory for you.
My thoughts are with you.
Jill

Condolence from Peta Fraser Patel on January 1st, 2016 3:32 pm

My sincere sympathies to the family of Doug. I was a classmate & friend of Doug’s in High School, and have fond memories of those days.
What we have once enjoyed 
we can never lose;

All that we love deeply,

becomes a part of us.

-Helen Keller

Condolence from Gina Newell-Conrod on January 1st, 2016 4:37 pm

Doug was my host on several occassions back in the 90’s at Whitepoint. He was the ultimate host and tourism ambassadour. He will be missed by many in the field and community. My deepest condolences to Denise and family at this time.

Condolence from Dean Hartman on January 1st, 2016 6:05 pm

Deepest sympathies and fond memories of one of the good guys!
Dean and Tanya

Condolence from Allan Lynch on January 1st, 2016 6:54 pm

I am so saddened to learn of Doug’s death. As a travel writer Doug was one of my go-to people for industry information, to discuss trends and talk about why it was another great day at White Point. I remember touring one of the ocean cottages and hearing his unvarnished preference for real wood fires over gas.

Doug knew his stuff. He knew his customers. He knew his suppliers and colleagues, He knew service and deadlines and was available to any and everyone who needed him, when they needed him.

I am sorry for the sadness which you, his family, are experiencing now. I hope it some comfort to know what a great guy the rest of us thought him to be.

Allan Lynch
New Minas

Condolence from Anne McPhail on January 1st, 2016 7:41 pm

Doug was such fun in high school. We used to walk home together because we lived near to each other. Watched him play football and basket ball. Great sportsman. He could always make me laugh. Fond memories.

Condolence from Hollie Quick on January 1st, 2016 7:48 pm

My sincere sympathy goes to all of the Fawthrop family. I will never forget the three years I spent working for Doug at White Point. I learned from Doug that things worth doing are worth doing with passion and Doug was certainly passionate about tourism and specifically about White Point. It was inspiring to learn from someone like that and I am so grateful that I had the opportunity.

While I have put many of Doug’s “marketing lessons” to good use in the years since I left White Point, my best memories of Doug are of the soft spot he had for dogs and for babies. (I remember being worried about having to bring my active puppy up to the office for a few minutes one snowy afternoon before quickly realizing that I didn’t need to worry since Doug melted at the sight of him!) I also recall seeing his joy when interacting with Lucy’s baby daughter in the lodge. He sure had a lot of heart and that is why he will be so missed by so many.

Take care,
Hollie Quick.

Condolence from Mike, Linda, Michael and Chris Farrington on January 1st, 2016 9:53 pm

Saddened to hear of Doug’s passing. Our family shared many wonderful times with the “White Point family”… lot’s of song and laughter through the 80’s, 90’s and into the millennium. Doug was always larger than life… always positive with great ideas and plans for the future. When the hands were moving, the ideas were flowing… always with great results. Doug, Denise and Danny always welcomed us at the resort and made us feel a part of their extended family. The sunset will be a little more vivid at White Point now that Doug has taken his seat on the board of directors “upstairs”.

Condolence from Dawn Brennan on January 2nd, 2016 2:45 pm

Doug was a friend from public & high school in Cornwall where we grew up. I remember Doug, always with a smile on his face! He was one of the good guys!

Even though it has been many years since I have seen him I am very saddened at hearing of his passing. Having read the many condolence messages he sounds like he was a good friend & mentor to many!
My condolences to All of his family. Especially to brother Rick.

Condolence from Hugh Hards on January 2nd, 2016 2:51 pm

Very sorry to hear this news. I played lacrosse with Doug back in the sixties in Cornwall.

I met up with him again while at Dalhousie in the 70’s.

A very enthusiastic player and a great guy.

Hugh Hards
224 MacDougall Street
Russell, Ont K4R 1A5

Condolence from Pam Wamback on January 2nd, 2016 9:38 pm

I know from experience there are no words that can erase your heartache right now. But I hope knowing how much Doug was loved, appreciated and respected helps take a bit of the sting away. We may not have always agreed, but he was always there to listen and provide an opinion and was not only an inspirational mentor but someone who I was lucky enough to eventually call “friend”. I know his families are mourning his loss – both his immediate family and his White Point family. But now Doug can freely enjoy as many limes in his rum as his heart desires! My thoughts and prayers are with all who were touched by “then gentle bear” …

Pam Wamback

Condolence from Ashley & Emma McKinnon on January 3rd, 2016 1:04 pm

Luce, Jesse and family sorry for your loss at this sadden time…May you lean on each other for comfort and support through this tragic time

Condolence from Maurice Thiebaut on January 3rd, 2016 3:12 pm

I was sad to hear of Doug’s passing, During the time as General Manager @ the Digby Pines Resort Hotel I had many happy occasions to discuss matters related to the tourism industry of which Doug was passionate about. I will miss the teasing from Doug about my french accent……… he had a great sense of humor and was a great colleague. He will be missed by all.
My sincere condolences goes to Denise and all the family.

Maurice Thiebaut

Condolence from Phillip La PIER on January 3rd, 2016 3:50 pm

Sending my deepest condolences for the family.

Condolence from Karen Rideout on January 3rd, 2016 5:36 pm

Denise, Luce, Natalie, Kristen
I was saddened, today, to learn of Doug’s passing. I, like many others, will fondly remember Doug for the generous, kind person that he was. My husband and I offer our heartfelt condolences for your loss. For us, he is and always will be a part White Point Beach Resort.
Our deepest sympathies to all of you and to his White Point Family,
Karen & Eugene Rideout

Condolence from Wally Hayes on January 3rd, 2016 11:28 pm

My condolences to Denise and the entire Fawthrop clan. Your loss is felt by many people, particularly those of us who had the pleasure of working with Doug over the years to promote the Nova Scotia Tourism Industry. My association with Doug goes back almost 30 years to the first ‘Sea Sell’ promotion in Boston and we crossed paths dozens of times over the years since then. Doug was a champion of Nova Scotia and will be surely missed.
Wally Hayes

Condolence from Michele McKenzie on January 4th, 2016 6:29 am

Dear Denise and Family, I was very sad to hear the news of Doug’s passing. No one individual has had a more powerful impact on Nova Scotia’s tourism industry than Doug. He was a terrific visionary, a great leader, and a wonderful ‘generous to a fault’ man. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Michele

Condolence from Jose and Judith Cabrita on January 4th, 2016 6:42 am

Dear Denise and family
Jose and I send our sincere sympathy and condolences for your loss of Doug in your circle of family and friends. The number of messages here are a testament of his influence in the lives of so many and in the Tourism world here and abroad. He certainly was a driving force in the growing of Tourism here and in the missions and travels to promote Nova Scotia as a destination of choice. He was an icon of Tourism which he served well and famously with great caring..
Jose first met Doug when he was with Atlantic Lottery and as a friend of Howard Elliot and had constant interaction during Doug’s years of prominence in the Tourism picture. I met Doug in the early days of his tenure with WPBL ,SSTA and TIANS. His physical presence will be sorely missed. However, his aura and inspiration will remain with us. Jose sends his deepest regrets also for not being able to attend the service of remembrance.

Condolence from Frank Gallant on January 4th, 2016 7:21 am

To Denise and The Fawthrop Family,

I was deeply saddened to hear of Doug’s passing. I very much enjoyed my relationship Doug during his time at White Point and the times we saw each other when Doug was our investment advisor. His spirit was always great to be around. For those in the Tourism industry that worked with him may remember the “Yoda trophy”… A wonderful, wise mentor and friend. His departure is far to soon.

My Condolences to the whole family. Take Care,

Frank

Condolence from Glen and Tina Burgess on January 4th, 2016 9:14 am

It was with great sadness we heard the news of Doug’s passing. Tina and I both, for nearly 15 years had the opportunity to watch his family grow up and strike out on their own.
During my time at WP I spent countless hours “face to face” with Doug. Caring and passionate are the 2 words that first come to mind when trying to describe him. I have so many memories of him that put a smile on my face from the simple day to day to the family celebrations that we, in some small way were a part of.
I truly believe we are better people today for having known him. He will be greatly missed.

Condolence from Marc Simard on January 4th, 2016 10:04 am

My thoughts are with Doug’s family. A difficult time.Doug was a great man, certainly larger than life. He was more than anyone of us could know, each of us seeing a different facet but each filled with passion to achieve. I enjoyed working with Doug at WPBL and through industry. He was always there to help when I joined NSCC . I have many many fond memories and will today as we did many times before tip a glass in friendship. Au Revoir.

Condolence from Stephanie Wiles on January 4th, 2016 10:25 am

you are in my thought,Luce.

Condolence from Sterling Belliveau on January 4th, 2016 10:32 am

To the family of Douglas Fawthrop, please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

May the peace that comes from the memories of times shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead.

Sterling Belliveau, MLA

Condolence from Kim Lohnes on January 4th, 2016 10:39 am

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the whole family, Doug truly was a remarkable man and the heart of White Point where I spent almost 20 years. He will be greatly missed and “Dougie Boy” will always be cherished by “Ruth”.

Condolence from Bruce MacLellan on January 4th, 2016 11:36 am

Like many, many others, I am saddened to hear of Doug’s passing. My condolences to his family and friends. He was truly a giant man with a big heart, a creative mind, and incredible energy. There was always room for everyone on Doug’s team. He was a visionary and a positive force. I will celebrate him for who he was and what he has accomplished.

Bruce MacLellan

Condolence from Ron and Pat Hanna on January 4th, 2016 11:37 am

Doug you have touched the hearts of many and the wonderful memories will live on. May you now rest in peace.

Condolence from Loretta Buchanan on January 4th, 2016 1:52 pm

To The Fawthrope Family: my deepest sympathy goes out to you all! I first met Doug in the early 90’s while working at the Old Orchard Inn as Director of Marketing & Sales. Over a span of 25 years we worked together on several tourism committees. Doug always had the industry at heart and White Point was #1! A very hard working and dedicated individual and one that will be missed! We lost a true tourism champion on December 25th! Regards, Loretta Buchanan

Condolence from Shane Journeay on January 5th, 2016 9:42 am

To the Fawthrop Family,

The news of Doug’s passing brings back many memories of his steadfast support for minor hockey, his community, tourism and most importantly his family. I will be thinking of all the wonderful experiences I had with Doug, Denise, Jesse & Luce during this tough time. I hope my friendship and condolences bring some comfort.

Shane Journeay

Condolence from Kelly Lawson on January 5th, 2016 3:52 pm

I am so shocked to learn of Doug’s passing. I wish the Fawthrop family nothing but strength and cherished memories during this difficult time.

Condolence from John Warner on January 13th, 2016 11:21 am

Doug was a cherished friend. We attended the same church together, the same youth groups, played basketball in high school, and got into as much mischief as possible(that included travelling to Massena, N.Y. on a Honda 90 motorcycle, on an exam night to do our studying). Positive thoughts are with you all. He would want you to live your life fully and be the best that you can be.

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