Wolfe, Douglas Moyle, 87, of Brooklyn, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, June 27th, 2011.
Born January 9th, 1924 in LaHave, Lunenburg County, he was a son of the late Edgar and Katherine (Corkum) Wolfe.
Doug sailed on the Maid of Sterling and Markland for the Mersey Paper Company. He was a veteran of World War II serving in Germany, France and Holland as a tank driver. At the end of the war upon his discharge he was awarded the France and Germany Star and the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal . Doug operated a taxi business in the Liverpool area for over 60 years, also serving as a part-time chauffeur for Bowater Mersey Paper Company. From 1965 to 1990 he and his wife, Margaret, owned and operated Wolfe’s Grocery Store in Sandy Cove, Queens County. He was a member of the Veteran’s Club and the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 38, Liverpool.
He is survived by his loving wife Margaret, son David (Doris), of Mississauga, Ontario, daughter Cindy (Peter) Rawding, of Antigonish; grandchildren, Dean, Patricia and Clint Wolfe, Matthew, Amanda and Katie Rawding, and Michelle (Adam) McInness, a number of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, sister-in-law Norma Godfrey.
He was predeceased by his sisters Marion Richards, Ruby Dowell and brother Ronald.
At Doug’s request there will be a private family service to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Queens General Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Linda & Curtis Maillett
We send our condolences to the whole family. Everyone thought the world of Doug. He could always carry on a good yarn whenever you saw him. Hold the wonderful memories close to your hearts. Sincerely, Linda & Curtis
Very sad to hear of Doug’s passing. As a young guy, I always enjoyed going into his store, he was always smiling and always had something funny to say. When I would bump into him at the post office and asked how he was, his reply was “if I told you, you’d be jealous”. He was very well liked and will be greatly missed. My condolences to the family during this sad time.
Janet and George Fletcher
We were sorry to hear about Doug. I always enjoyed my chats with Doug. Our thoughts and our prayers are with your family.
Alethia Keating & family
We was so very sorry to hear of Doug passing away.We knew Doug for many years and always enjoyed talking with him at the store. He will be greatly missed by his family & friends.Our deepest Sympathy goes out to the family at this sad time.
My thoughts are with you Marge,he was a fine kind of a guy, i’ve known him for years. he will be missed by all who knew him . My sympathy to you and the family . Ray.
Murray & Myrna Wigglesworth
Our sincerest condolences to the Family. I worked with Doug also as a chauffeur at Bowaters for a short time and always enjoyed talking to him either at the taxi stand or at the store. He will be sadly missed by all that knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this troubled time.
So sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. My condolences to the family during this sad time.
Beverley & Betty-Jean Colp
Our deepest sympathy to the family of Doug. I’ve known him for many years and know he will be missed by many. Let memories of times spent together help ease the pain of your loss.
Shelley and Kevin Weagle
So very sorry to hear of Doug’s passing…He always had a friendly wave for everyone. Sincere condolences to everyone.
To the family:
Wer were so sorry to read of Doug’s passing.He will be missed by his many friends and family.Our condolences to you all at this time.
Cindy & Peter,
I am very sorry to hear of your father’s passing, my deepest sympathy goes to all the family at this sad time.
Shirley And Calvin Whynot
We were saddened to hear about Doug’s passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you Margaret and family. We always thought Doug was a very nice man with a very good sense of humor.
I simply don’t know where to begin, and i should excuse any grammatical errors and misspellings in advance, i hope you all can read through this….This is very difficult for me. My Grampy was such an important person in my life….some of my earliest and most fond memories are of Sandy Cove, Whether it be when Mr. (i’m sorry his name escapes me right now) was using his bulldozer in the yard…or being across the street at the store pretending to call “grampy” on my toy walky – talky /steering wheel dashboard….just like he had in his car.
I miss his humour…such as Q: “well where should i put this?”…grampy’s ineveitable answer, “hang it on the sky hook over there”…and a big chuckle…i loved riding with him in his Towncar….i loved being able to sit behind the counter of the store…i remember our trip to see Aunt Dot in Toronto (Brambalea..sorry about the spelling)…and how Nanny and He bought me my very own Beatles album (Twist and Shout)….and how when i played it on Aunt Dot’s stereo, he said “this isn’t that bad ya know”….i also remember discovering hank williams sr. and hank snow through him and making him tapes in the 90’s.
And yes, I remember, (something both nanny and Grampy and norma mentioned last year when i was lucky enough to come home)….our wonderful nights out for dinner and esp. my huge order of Clams…(it’s a family in-joke you had to be there, lol).
I also remember, from that last visit last year, finally seeing his W.W.II Medals and documents/Photos…and the feeling of wishing i could know even more…but still feeling so lucky….as many of my newer friends in B.C. know, (because i often talk about him), he was MY Hero.
Along with my Grandmother Margaret and Great Aunt Norma, i must say, they did spoil me rotten (one look at the old super 8 camera films will tell you that…i was for a while the only grand child within fairly close proximity)….and i think there maybe at least a couple scenes where Nanny isn’t covering her face. 🙂
I can’t lie, and i am finding it VERY hard to put on a brave face…but i do believe (esp. after speaking to him several weeks ago), that this is the way things were to be….i would hate to see any of my loved ones in ANY pain….
The fact that i spontaneously awoke at 4 am B.C. time and couldn’t sleep…only to go into the living room and get my baby sisters news to call home…again reminds me that it’s family that counts…and distance is only geological…there is no emotional distance …EVER!
Do i wish i could be there and wish i had been there more often? Of course…Do i think i was ever that far away in spirit? NEVER.
There are too many tales to tell and it’s still too soon…but the WORLD has lost a GREAT man…and i (and my cousins and sisters) have lost our Grampy, my Grandmother her Husband, my mother her father, my great aunt her brother inlaw, and my father his fatherinlaw.
Grampy you were always/are always will be my hero…you had such a great way about you….i love you so much…so very very much!!!!…your loving Grandson – Matthew
Sheila D. Smith
My sincere condolences to the family on the passing of Doug, yet another of Brooklyn’s longstanding characters gone .. but to live on in the memory of so many.
I recall Doug from my childhood days as always smiling. He shall be truly missed.
Sheila D. Smith (Mississauga, Ont.),
daughter of Leigh & Elaine Smith
P.S. As i mentioned it’s difficult to type…obviously i meant (in the above message), geographical not geological….but that’s just a side note….bottom line is i am so sad…i miss hime so much and he was a wonderful wonderful man!….i love you Nanny and Nonny! _ Matthew
Cindy,Margaret & David,
So sorry to hear this news of your Loved one’s passing.Hold your Mom and each other tight and close . Find strength at this time knowing that so many care and are thinking of you . Cindy you have been in my thoughts many times over the years and I would dearly Love to see you and give you a big hug. You are front and center right now in my mind and Heart..
Be Strong ole Girl.
Shirley & Paul Shot
Margaret, Cindy, David and family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. Doug was one of the best. Always had a smile and a story to tell. We know he will be missed.
David and Donna Diks
Sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. Sincere sympathy to the family. You will be in our prayers at this difficult time. He will be truly missed.
Ralph & Shirley Morton
Doug was an outstanding person and one of our war heros, of whom we owe our freedom. He will be sadly missed,but his great memories will last forever.
Our condolences to the family.
Les , Sheila, Travis, Courtney and Ben Wolfe
Aunt Margaret, David and Cindy and family,
It is with deep sadness to hear of Uncle Doug’s passing. He was a fine person who always had a smile for us whenever we saw him. The one liners came fast and furious and he always was happy to see us. Being in the army and away from home I didn’t see him and you as much as I would have liked, however you can be assured you were always thought of. Take care in this difficult time.
David and Connie Craig
So very sorry for your loss our deepest sympathies to the family at this difficult time another angel has gone to heaven may he smile apon us all gone but not forgotten.
My sincerest thoughts and fine memories of Doug were brought to mind this a.m. when I realized he had passed on. Got to know Doug when I managed the travel and chauffer services at Mersey and also on my morning jaunt into the store for goodies – Doug was a wonderful,kind and humorous man who bought many a smile to my face. He was always available to assist Bowater in our transportation needs. My thoughts go out to his family.
so very sorry to have heard of your loss, doug, was very close to our family and such a special friend also.my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time . john bain
maxine tony rafuse.
margaret and family.so sorry to hear of dougs passing.we will always remember his jokes and smile.he was always so pleasent to talk too.maxine and tony.
Christopher & Peggy Clarke
Marge, We’ll all miss Doug. Recently, we always enjoyed his smile and quick remark but we go back much further. Doug drove us to the Nova Scotian after our wedding and we’re going to celebrate our 50th this year. In fact, I think we changed our clothes in your house.
Even before that Doug drove me to Hfx to pick up a monkey that I bought for Helen Jones. I think he thought I was nuts. Maybe he was right.
Our community will miss him. Our sympathies go out to you and Cindy and your families. Christopher and Peggy.
I must appologize that in my haste i left out uncle David’s name (typo)….my thought’s go out to you….love – Matt
Geraldine Stevens Williams
To Margaret and family and Norma: So sorry to hear of Doug`s passing.
He was always the same, and he had such a great sense of humour. If he couldn`t make you smile no one could. He was always courteous and friendly when we went in to the store or when we needed a taxi drive.
I remember the first time I met Doug. I was still in school in Port Medway and he brought a blind man to our school to talk to the pupils. That was a long while ago.
May God comfort you in your loss.
Sincerely , Geraldine Williams
TO MARGARET AND FAMILIES-MY SINCERE SYMPATHY TO ALL!!DOUG WAS A VERY FUNNY MAN AND WILL BE MISSED BY ALL WHO KNEW HIM!!
Val & John Kempton
Our deepest sympathy to your family. We are thinking of you at this difficult time.
Dearest Aunt Maragret, Cindy, David, Norma and all the
grandchildren, I will miss Uncle Doug and his quips and he was so
funny. I always enjoyed my visits. I was grateful to get to see him in the hospital and give him a kiss before I left. My heart is saddened
and the tears have flown. I feel your pain, cause I share it. You are
all in my thoughts. He was my last Uncle. He did have the most incredible sense of humor. Shirley Dey(aka granmuddy) Much love to you all.
I am so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. He always had a big smile, a quick wit and could carry on a conversation with young and old alike. While growing up in Brooklyn I would always enjoy a conversation & visit with him in the store. Since moving away in 1972 I only ran into him once & he carried on with me as if I had just seen him the day before & not 10 years ago. He was a REALLY NICE GUY. My deepest sympathy to the family.Rod Golden
Fred & Judy Bell
I only met Doug a few times.
We really hit it off though and I enjoyed his company a great deal whenever we were together.
Staying over at Doug’s house with Peter and Cindy and my wife Judy, I’ll always remember him asking me, with a big smile and great anticipation of a favourable response “How does a lobster sandwich sound, Fred”?
We’ll miss you Doug, sincere condolences to all in the family.
james hubley and brenda lawrence
we are so sorry that doug has left us ….. but hope he is in a better place… our deepest condolences to all of his family
I was so sorry sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. David and I were always getting into trouble and Doug tried the best he could to be angry with us but it wasn’t his nature.
He was a great one for making change at the store as well and I never knew whether I was getting ripped off or getting a deal. He was the kind of joker who made everyone feel welcomed.
My heart felt thoughts to Doug’s family in this very sad time. Steve
Vernon & Joyce Hawkes
Margaret, thinking of you and your family
at this difficult time
To all the family sorry to hear of Dougs passing.I do rember the times we met he was always in good mood always trying to get a laugh .I am sure he will be missed Mom and I think of the family always.
Carol (Braine) GalbraIth
Uncle Doug you will be greatly missed, especially your sense of humour and your many witicisims. You always made us feel welcome in your home and always had room in your heart for your family. You will always be in my heart. God bless!
kaila & taren wolfe
We never got the chance to meet our great grandfather but we feel like we’ve learned alot through family members.And know he was a wonderful person.our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
~Your Loved One lives In Your Heart
Many tender memories soften your grief,
May fond recollection bring you relief,
And may you find comfort and peace in the thought
Of the joy that knowing your loved one brought…
For time and space can never divide
Or keep your loved one from your side
When memory paints in colors true
The happy hours that belonged to you.
Al Peyrard& Jacinthe Lirette
Our sinceres condoleces to aunt Margaret and family. Sorry we could not attend but we are thinking of you with love. Still remember the good times.
Take care from Al, Jacinthe, Laura & Matthew
To grandma and family. i am so sorry to hear of grandpa’s passing. reading the message’s from every one who wrote in it’s easy to see how everyone who had the chance to meet him loved him.we never had a chance to spend lot’s of time together living so far apart but times we did i will never forget. he was a man with a great sense of humor. i remember when i was 14 yrs old you and grandpa drove to toronto and grandpa wanted to go for a drive along the country side with myself and dad (dave) grandpa told dad to sit in the back seat so i could sit in the front with him. every time we stopped for cold drink’s or food or gas dad would try to sit in the front only to have grandpa tell him to sit in the back seat. it was a good laugh and a great day one i will never forget. he will be forever loved and missed.our prayers and thoughts are with you grandma and all the family. lot’s of love alway’s dean,clint,patricia.
Anne Piccott (Braine)
Dear Aunt Marg and Family,
I offer my condolences and want to say how much Doug will be missed. He will always be remembered by me.
Love and God Bless, Anne and Family
My thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of sorrow.
We send our sincere condolences to aunt Margaret, her two children (David and Cindy) and the whole family. I remember Uncle Doug when I was a young boy growing up in Nova Scotia and I have many fine memories of him during those years. I must say he was a most wonderful man. We were very saddened to hear of his passing and our thoughts go out to Margaret and family in their loss.
Take care, Allan, Gail, and Sarah
Betty Paquette and Ray Markwick
You have what most couple’s dream of…
A love that survives the disappointments; misunderstandings; disagreements, and arguments that is unavoidable in any relationship. A love that grew into a wonderful friendship.
It is a love that inspires poets, songwriters, and moviemakers. A love that transcends time, for it is not goodbye but only farewell; you will meet again.
My heart goes out to you and your family, and Norma…big hugs to you.
May God bless you and watch over you.
Cathy (Richardson) O'Brien
So very sorry to hear of your loss! I have many fond memories of visiting with Doug in the store when I was a teenager. He was a wonderful man and will be missed by many!
Joy (Dobson) Melanson
We’ve lost a genuinely kind and funny man who made the world a better place. My condolences to his family and may he rest in peace.
i know i only met you a couple of times but i was to small to remember, but the stories that my mom(patricia) nanny n poppy told me sounds like your one terrific person!!! may your soul rest in peace and to my great grandmother i send my best wishes love you.
Some time has passed but I still am finding it very hard to believe Grampy is gone…i really feel he is still with me, in some way, smiling just like in the above photo (what a great shot b.t.w.). Coming home will obviously not be the same. I can only hope that Nanny and Aunt Norma are being well looked after, (as i’m sure they are). Grampy quite possibly was THE friendliest, funniest, (not to mention heroic), man i have known and i am VERY proud to be his Grandson! I love you all, hope you are holding up well and can’t wait to get home to see you again. -Love, Matthew
Im writting this to give my condolence to the whole Wolfe family. Douglas Wolfe was my grandfather, i didnt get to spend much time with him but the time i did have with him i will charish always! I will miss him dearly and he will always be in my heart, thoughts, and prayers!!!!!! To my grandma sorry about your lose but you are also in my heart,thoughts, and prayers to I love you and miss you. LOVE ALWAYS Patricia,Dean and Clint
Kathy & Wade MacLeod
Our sincerest condolences to the family. We are thinking of you all at this difficult time. God bless.
Kathy & Wade MacLeod!
Pam Wagner (Wile)
My sinscerest condolences in the loss of your Father.
It has been a long time since I spent time with you and your family (1960’s). I reflect on the “happy times of our past”. It was a privlidge to have spent time with you and your family. I have many fond memories of our times together.
God bless, Pam