Douglas J. T.
Hamm of Sackville N.B. died on January 31st, 2017. He
was born in Lunenburg N.S. to the late J. Henry and Luetta G.
Following graduation from Lunenburg
Academy in 1939 Doug accepted a position with the Canadian Bank of
Commerce at Bass River, N.S., transferring to Shelburne and Amherst,
N.S. respectively. In 1941 he enlisted in the RCAF and following
training in navigation he joined 409 "Nighthawk" Squadron at
Lille Vendre-ville, France. Doug was also a recipient of the
Distinguished Flying Cross.
After the war Doug began a career with
Atlantic Wholesalers Limited located in Sackville, NB. In 1962 he was
appointed President, a position he held until his retirement in
A strong and proud supporter of his
community, he contributed in many ways. As a member of St. Paul's
Anglican Church he served as church warden, treasurer, vestryman and
for 49 years as a member of the choir. He was a member of Branch 26,
Royal Canadian Legion, Sackville Rotary Club, Kinsmen K40, and
Sackville golf and curling clubs. He was past Master of Lebanon #28,
Masonic Lodge and was awarded the William G. Quinn medallion in 2002
by Grand Lodge for dedicated service.
Doug supported the Sackville Memorial
Hospital, the Heart and Stroke Foundation (N.B.) and was a former
board member of the Victorian Order of Nurses, a past director of
Atlantic Industries Limited and board member of Central Trust and
Central Capital. In 1991, at Mount Allison University convocation
ceremonies, he was presented the Board of Regents medal in recognition
of his 18 years on the Executive Committee.
He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed
many trips fly fishing for salmon on the Southwest Miramichi. He was
also an amateur artist and did many oil paintings of scenes on the
Tantramar Marsh; actively enjoyed his many years as a member of the
Sackville Golf and Curling Clubs; but most of all loved his time spent
at the family cottage in Murray Corner where he indulged his passion
for early morning swims in the warm waters of the Northumberland
He is survived by two daughters,
Katherine (Bruce Archibald) of Ladner B.C., Linda of Amherst N.S., son
James of Sackville, nine grandchildren, Thomas, Andrew, James and
Matthew (Archibald), Alison (McDormand), Jared (MacPhee), Cristie
(Strey), Jessica (Burton) and Jeffrey (Hamm), 10 great grandchildren,
four nephews and one niece.
He was predeceased by his parents, his
first wife Constance (Hopper) and his second wife Olga (Harris), four
sisters, Florence, Ruth, Eunice (Ingham) and Norma (de la Ronde). He
was the last surviving member of his immediate
Funeral arrangements are in the care of
Jones Funeral Home, 70 Bridge Street,
Sackville, NB (506-364-1300). Family and friends are invited
to a time of visitation on Friday, February 3, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8
pm with a Masonic Service at 8 pm. The Sackville Branch of
the Royal Canadian Legion will hold a service Friday at 5:45
pm. A funeral service will be held from St. Paul's Anglican
Church on Saturday at 2 pm.
Due to family allergies, please refrain
from wearing scented products. In lieu of flowers, memorial
donations may be made to St. Paul's Anglican Church Building or
Memorial Fund, or a charity of choice.
Sharing of memories and condolences may
be sent to the family by visiting Doug's online memorial at
www.jonesfuneralhome.ca or through the Jones Funeral Home Facebook