Spr William Douglas "Doug" Neilson (Ret’d)

    • Sapper William Douglas ‘Doug’ Neilson (Ret’d)
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    We regret to advise of the death of Sapper William Douglas "Doug" Neilson (Ret’d) on 26 October 2017 in Oromocto, NB.

    Born in 1942 in Sheffield NB, Doug joined the Royal Canadian Engineers and completed his basic sapper training at the Royal Canadian School of Military Engineering in Chilliwack, BC.  In 1961 he was posted to Iserlohn, Germany for a tour with the Field Squadron.  Upon returning to Canada Doug took his release from the Canadian Forces to follow a police career. He was first a member of the Oshawa Police Force and then served with the Village of Nashwaaksis Police Force.  

    Following his police service, Doug began a career with the New Brunswick Provincial Government.  He first worked on the Metric Conversion project and then, during the 1973 Flood, he and members of the Emergency Measures Organization coordinated the efforts to assist farmers in the Sheffield and Maugerville area in relocating their livestock to the Burton area.  Upon his retirement from the Provincial Government, Doug enjoyed farming, trucking and music.

    Visitation will be held on Friday, 3 November 2017 from 6 – 8 pm at Oromocto Funeral Home. A Memorial Mass will take place at St. Vincent de Paul on Saturday, 4 November 2017 at 11 am. There will be a reception following the service at the Church Hall.  Memorial donation may be made to the Oromocto Rotary Club, the Oromocto SPCA or the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences can be sent to the Funeral Home. {khOct2017} [zpp]