Douglas Coldwell BA, BEd

Douglas Coldwell BA, BEd

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Douglas Wayne Coldwell turned 74 in October of 2016. He lives on a glorious twenty acre site in Blomidon, Nova Scotia, with his wife Dawn Elizabeth Hennigar-Coldwell and five of his many Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers that he and his wife have bred for more than forty three years. They are the proud co-owners with Doug's sister Deanna and her husband James Jeffery of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, of the Littleriver Breedline, the oldest extant breedline of Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers in the world, which Doug & Jim founded in 1969. Doug taught school in Kings County, Nova Scotia for twenty-nine years. He retired in 1996 but cannot find enough hours each day for his many interests.

( In July of 2016, Doug decided to sell the last of his Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers and his kennels so that he could devote himself to caring for his wife full time. Dawn was diagnosed with Dementia in 2008. )

Doug and Dawn have four children, twelve grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Last year most of their family were home for another reunion at Lyons Cove Bed & Breakfast in Blomidon, Nova Scotia,

( Lyons Cove Bed & Breakfast has been closed permanently as of October 31, 2015. )

Since retiring, Doug has written two books, THE "LOVE" OF TOLLERS, and "ISABEL & ME!".

The first is a history of their first thirty years breeding Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers. A heartwarming story of the trials and triumphs of raising, hunting and showing "Nova Scotia's Official Dog" for thirty two years.

A Toller pioneer in the Conformation and Obedience show rings, Douglas Wayne Coldwell is a recent winner of the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever National Specialty Show with 1999 BISS Ch Littleriver's Delhaven Dancer. This is the first time the Cyril Colwell Memorial Cup has been won by an Atlantic Canadian.

Rather than rest on his laurels, Doug went on in 2000 to win the CKC Top Toller Award for Conformation with Ch Littleriver's Argus. Doug has had several of his Tollers win at Westminster, with more waiting in the wings.

This book is much more than a training manual, a how-to book on the breeding, care and training of Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers. It is one man's autobiography, the story of his dogs, his family and his life, told through the medium of his years as a breeder of the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. His blatant honesty and at times, outright soul searching, makes this a remarkable story. ~ Gail MacMillan, Author of, A Breed Apart, and co-author of, The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever.

After 45 years of raising Tollers Doug decided iin late July of 2016 that it was finally time to leave the dog business in younger hands.

The second is the story of Doug's family from the 1850s to the end of the 1900s.

Doug and Dawn have recently begun a new business, Lyons Cove Bed And Breakfast at their home in Blomidon, Nova Scotia and are hoping that visiting Wikitree-ers will check in and check them out.

After four busy and satisfying years as an innkeeper, Doug decided not to continue with the Bed and Breakfast into 2016.

Doug is waiting with great trepidation to see what others might add to this "Bio".

I just found out that according to Wikitree, Elvis Presley is my 16th cousin once removed. I always suspected that we are related. I also am convinced that he faked his death. The evidence is overwhelming! Watch "Elvis Found Alive", available online. DWC [ Coldwell-1 ]

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On 3 Jan 2019 at 17:51 GMT Kirk Hess wrote:

Please change the LNAB on to Arscott, thanks!

FYI it is very hard to manage a large number of profiles. I would seriously consider taking up the tech team on their offer! I used to have over 2k and after using the bulk tool I'm at 334.

On 21 Dec 2018 at 18:14 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Hello Douglas, It has been noted that you have many outstanding merges and your Watchlist has 14256 profiles. This is very large. Our systems are designed to handle 5,000. Contributing to more than 5,000 profiles is great (the community thanks you for it!) but don't feel you have to keep so many on your Watchlist. Despite the terminology, there is no shame in "orphaning" Open profiles. :-) This invites others to share responsibility. Since you have more than 10,000, Bulk Trusted List changes tool may not work for you. If so, please contact for help reducing your Watchlist. If you need help, let me know.

On 31 Oct 2018 at 16:09 GMT Anne (Crawley) Bradica wrote:

Hello 9th cousin Douglas,

It was a pleasure to speak with last month. I was hoping that you would grant me trusted access to our shared family. Please let me know. Thank you, Anne

On 17 Sep 2018 at 15:02 GMT Anne (Crawley) Bradica wrote:

Hello 9th cousin Douglas,

It was a pleasure to speak with last month. I was hoping that you would grant me trusted access to our shared family. Please let me know. Thank you, Anne

Thank you Hello Douglas Coldwell Please respond to my Aug 22,2018 Trusted access request. Thank you Anne

On 22 Aug 2018 at 18:37 GMT Anne (Crawley) Bradica wrote:

Hello Crawley-557 here.

Request trusted access to Balcom-108 Thank you Anne

On 30 Jul 2018 at 13:24 GMT George Churchill wrote:

To: Douglas Coldwell:

Doug - I have tried to contact you on several occasions by pvt. message and merge requests, without any response. Please add me to the trusted list for Churchill-28 so that the merge can be completed. Thanks: George Churchill

On 8 May 2018 at 03:08 GMT Janet (Langridge) Wild wrote:

Hi Douglas you have a large number of unsourced undated profiles in your tree here is the link would appreciate some assistance in building these profiles up to tell their life story

Thanks Janet

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On 27 Feb 2018 at 15:36 GMT Randy Willis wrote:

Hi Douglas, according to WikiTree relationship finder, we are Douglas and Randy are 16th cousins . Related through Henry Wentworth.

On 10 Feb 2018 at 18:55 GMT Scott Lee wrote:

Are Rick and Marty ever gonna find anything on Oak Island? Scott

On 16 Jan 2018 at 06:50 GMT Courtney Maitland wrote:

Hi there Mr. Coldwell,

I was wondering if you could tell me how you know so much about the Gates? My Great Grandfather George Gordon Maitland was adopted out of the Gates Family and I was trying to find more information. I noticed that your name keeps appearing as an editor of multiple of my ancestors.


Courtney Emma Maitland

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