Douglas Wayne 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, www.lyonscovebedandbreakfast.com.

( 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. authorhouse.com

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 8 Apr 2017 at 15:52 GMT Laurie Cruthers wrote:

Hi Doug,

Can you please set the privacy setting for Coffin-242 to Open. His birthdate is 1817. I'd like to add a category and some sources. Thanks, Laurie

On 3 Apr 2017 at 15:58 GMT Beth (Goodman) Babcock wrote:

Hi Doug

Could you add me to Rockwell-347 trusted list so I can complete a merge.

Thanks Beth

On 13 Mar 2017 at 22:57 GMT Vic Watt wrote:

Hi Doug,

I have requested to be put on the Trusted List for a number of profiles, but there has been no response. Could you please review your Request List. Thanks, Vic

On 9 Feb 2017 at 19:10 GMT Lorraine (Greene) Boyd wrote:

How exciting to meet another cousin through the Greene family. We may have met many years ago at the Greene reunion held in Blomidon, organized by Bert Greene and others.  :)

On 3 Nov 2016 at 16:46 GMT Anonymous (Bozoian) Anonymous wrote:

Doug, I am trying again, could you please look at your trusted list requests and provide access where I have requested it? Thank you.

On 24 Oct 2016 at 23:23 GMT Laurie Giffin wrote:

Doug, could you please look at your trusted list requests and provide access where I have requested it? Thank you.

On 21 Sep 2016 at 16:32 GMT Anonymous (Bozoian) Anonymous wrote:

Doug could you please look at your trusted list requests. Thank you Azra

On 12 Sep 2016 at 22:27 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Hi Doug, I am still trying to work on some clean up of profiles in the Roosevelt family. Can you go through your "requests" and provide access where I have requested it?

Thanks...

On 17 Aug 2016 at 01:35 GMT Scott Lee wrote:

Hi Doug! I connected my Lee/Benson line to your Benjamin [Benson-242] as father to my Betsy [Benson-2730]. I will look for any downline duplicates. I also merged [Benson-2730 with your [Benson-643]. By the way, my wife and I visited Nova Scotia last summer and loved every minute of it! If you are missing two pink rocks from one of the beaches on the John Cabot trail they are in my bird bath in the back yard! Thanks, Scott Lee

On 13 Jun 2016 at 15:36 GMT Bob Jewett wrote:

Hi Doug ... I'm looking at my Error report ... I'm not totally sure how it works and who gets notes on what ... so these may be in your list but I'll nudge you anyway as the profiles are not open for editting. So, there are four Anderson children that have 'stuff' in their first name (Child or Infant) that needs to be removed. The profiles are Anderson-8182, Anderson-8184, Anderson-8191 and Anderson-8194 (their names are Rosa, Annie, Mary and Margaret if you just want to click on a sibling link) ... THANKS a bunch.

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