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Blair Nelson Douglas

DOUGLAS – Blair Nelson, 65, of Caledonia Queens County, passed away suddenly in Halifax infirmary on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.
Born in Caledonia, Blair was the son of Muriel (Swindell) Douglas of Bridgewater and the late Nelson Douglas.
Blair was an integral part of the Nova Scotia business community. He represented his peers as the past president of the Canadian Retail Hardware Association, as past president of the National Hardware Association, as a member of the International Hardware Association, as past president of the Maritime Lumber Bureau, as Member of the Forest Products Association, as Chairman of the North Queens Medical Foundation, as member of the North Queens Medical Association, as member of the Transition Committee with the closure of the former Bowater Mill and as an executive on the North Queens Board of Trade.
Blair was invested in his region’s youth, coaching Elementary Boys Basketball and the North Queens Senior Boys Basketball team.
Conservationist, canoe enthusiast and ecological research advocate, Blair was always interested in learning about ecosystem biodiversity and best forest management practices. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution Man & Biosphere Program and Environment Canada, the first biodiversity monitoring plot on private working lands in the country was located on his forest property in North Queens.
Blair’s network of family, friends and business partners will remember him for his integrity, honesty, loyalty and intelligence.
Blair is survived by his wife Jean (Gourley), his sons Jeffrey (Dominique) of Canmore, AB and John of Cole Harbour, NS, 3 grandchildren, his mother and his sister Audrey Bennett of Mississauga, ON.
Blair was predeceased by his sister Karen.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandler’s Funeral Home, Liverpool. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 9th, 2018 at 2:00 pm in the North Queens Fire Hall. Reverend Carol Smith will be officiating, reception to follow. Private burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Hibernia Road, Caledonia. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the North Queens Fire Department or the North Queens Medical Center. Online condolences may be made to


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