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,

( 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 20 Nov 2017 at 18:29 GMT Sean Benjamin wrote:

Hi Doug,

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

On 24 Sep 2017 at 22:48 GMT Sara Mosher wrote:

Please open the profiles for all the children of Charles Vincent Green (Green-2455) and Margaret Ann (Pineo) Green (Pineo-29).

On 1 Aug 2017 at 15:56 GMT Sara Mosher wrote:

Please also open the profiles for all the children of Charles Vincent Green and Margaret Ann (Pineo) Green. I've done tons of research. Thanks for creating their profiles.

On 26 Jul 2017 at 17:04 GMT Sara Mosher wrote:

Doug, Please open the profile of Ada May (Green) Mosher-2457. Thanks.

On 18 Jul 2017 at 23:09 GMT Steven Brett wrote:

Good day Doug,

Could you please add me to the trusted list for Rogers- 4395 ( Harold). Harold was my Great GrandFather. I'm in the process of adding Harold's youngest son Eugene's line.

Cheers, Steven Brett

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.

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Queen Elizabeth II Douglas is 27 degrees from Aaron Copland, 23 degrees from AJ Jacobs, 18 degrees from Barbara Shoff and 20 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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