Doug Adair

Obituary of Doug Adair

Mr. Douglas Lorne Adair was born in Rockville, NB on October 26, 1931; he was the son of the late Herbert and Janet (Parlee) Adair and the husband of the late Elizabeth Ann Adair.

He was a hardworking man, working in Goose Bay and Labrador City, hauling pulp in the woods, Roy Reicker’s Garage in Sussex Corner, NB Power and finally Corbett and Cooper until his retirement.

Doug was Mr. Fix it, there was nothing he wouldn’t attempt to fix and he would do absolutely anything for anyone.  He especially loved fixing old cars and trucks. Doug would do anything he could to get anyone up and going. He went down to the shop every day in his Kabota. He would always tell the boys the “right way” to do things after watching them struggle to do it the hard way. Everyone knew that if you saw him coming with the torch, you went the other way – unless you wanted to lose an eyebrow.

He loved the outdoors and in his younger years he loved to hunt and fish.

He will be dearly missed.

He will live on in the hearts of his daughter-in-law, Susan Adair; his siblings: Lorna Crothers (late Morton) of Drurys Cove, Winston Adair and his wife Trena of Drurys Cove, Alton Adair and his wife Shirley of Adair Rd and Joan MacAfee and her husband George of Waterford; his grandchildren: Jared Adair (Lindsey) and Bobby Adair (Chantelle); his great grandchildren: Bently, Everett and Evangeline; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Douglas Lorne Adair of Millbrook passed away at the Saint John Regional Hospital on February 22, 2023 at the age of 91.

He is predeceased by his son, Lawrence “Bugsy”; his brothers: Lloyd and Delbert (Ina) and by his sisters: Jean Cunningham (Elton), Freda McFarlane (Milford) and Evelyn Price.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Wallace Funeral Home, 34 Sunnyside Drive, Sussex, NB (506-433-1176). A graveside celebration of life and reception will be held in the spring.

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