It is with deep sadness the family of Douglas Patrick Ormond wishes to announce his passing on August, 20, 2013. He was predeceased by his son Patrick Dewart in 1991 and his brother Phillip in 2012.
Born on August 10, 1935 in Sydney, Nova Scotia, he grew up on the family farm on Mira Road . He moved to Nakusp, British Columbia in 1955 where he worked in the logging industry and met and married his best friend and the love of his life, Margaret.
While working in the logging industry he completed courses to pursue his future career in local government. Doug was the municipal clerk/treasurer for 9 years in Golden, BC, the Chief Administrative Officer in Fort St. John, BC for 2 years, and then the City of Nelson for 20 years where he retired in 1995, at which time he was granted Freedom of the City by Nelson City Council.
Doug’s job philosophy was to maintain the highest ideals of honour and integrity in personal and public relationships and to conduct his private and public life to be an example to his fellow citizens.
Doug served on a number of community organizations throughout his career including Hospital Boards and Societies in Golden and Nelson and the Nelson
Police Board. He was also a Charter member of the Daybreak Rotary Club of Nelson. Following his retirement, Doug served on the Board of Referees for the Canadian Employment Insurance Commission.
Douglas was a humble, gentle, patient man who greatly loved spending time with his family. He especially enjoyed his grandchildren and could always be counted on as a calming influence and provider of sage advice.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years Margaret , his sisters Mamie and Margie and his brother Edmund, his children Bruce (Patsy), Leslea (Robert), Liz (Dave), Erin (Mark), his grandchildren Kara (Jacky), Chris (Jen), Meagan ( Dylan), Stuart, Hannah and Ruby, and his great grandson Oscar.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.