The Nova Scotia Golf Association mourns the loss of past president Doug McEwan. Doug passed away at his home on September 14, 2019. Born in Montreal, Doug retired in 1995 as a Lieutenant-Colonel from the Canadian Air Force after serving our country for 37 years.
Doug is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Hazel Mary McEwan; sons Duane (Marija) McEwan, Daryl (Rosemary) McEwan and daughter Debra Kruger. Grampa (aka “Mr. Doug”) was also a cherished part in the lives of his step-daughters Diane (JR) Letourneau and Donna (Mike) Lenehan. From this the many grandchildren, nieces and nephews; Holly, Nikita, Logan, Daniel, Marcas, Mitchell, Matthias, John, Kimberly, Allison, Sean, Jillian, Jennifer and Josh, helped complete the circle of his loving family. Doug was predeceased by his parents, Doug and Violet McEwan; sister, Heather and son-in-law Robert.
In 1997 he joined the NSGA Championship Committee as an Assistant Tournament Chair until 1999. In 1999 he became the Chairman of the NSGA Championships Committee and served in this role until 2001. After serving as a tournament administrator he then began his work as Rules Official. He served as the Assistant Rules Director fro 2001 to 2002. In 2003 he became the Chairman of the Rules Committee. A position he held twice during his service to the NSGA.
In 2007, Mr. McEwan was elected to the position of 2nd Vice President of the NSGA. In 2009 he was appointed to the Provincial Council with Golf Canada and was also elected as 1st Vice President of the NSGA.
In 2010 he was elected as the President of the NSGA and served as President until 2013. He subsequently served as NSGA Past President in 2014-2015 and Rules Director in 2016-2018.
During his time with the NSGA, Mr. McEwan has officiated in countless local, provincial and national championships.
In 2018 Doug was awarded the NSGA Distinguished Service Award for the for his long- term service and his impact on the game of golf in Nova Scotia.
A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 20th, 2019 at Queen of Heaven Chapel, 14 Wing Greenwood with Padre Michael Conteh officiating.
A reception will follow at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 98, 1472 Veterans Lane, Kingston. Family flowers only please. Donations in Doug’s memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St., 902-825-3448. Online guestbook may be signed by clicking HERE