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Warren Douglas "Doug" Brenton


Warren Douglas "Doug" Brenton

It is with profound sadness that the family of Warren Douglas "Doug" Brenton announces his sudden passing at the Saint John Regional Hospital on November 8, 2017.

Doug was born in Charlottetown, PE, on September 20, 1937 to Douglas and Reta (Stewart) Brenton. His lived his formative years and most of his adult life in Saint John, NB, which he always considered home.

Doug graduated from Saint John Vocational School in 1955. In 1958 he married his high school sweetheart, Joan (Raymond) Brenton, and they remained inseparable (with the exception of hunting season) for the next 59 years, through good times and bad, sickness and health. Doug and Joan had three children: Joanne Regina (died in infancy); Kristy Hardy (sons, Michael and Kristofer) of St. Margaret's Bay, NS; and Michael Brenton (wife Michelle, son Douglas and daughter Brooke) of Hampton, NB.

Shortly after high school Doug began work with the CNR in Moncton. He later moved to CP Telecommunications in Saint John, Halifax, and finally Moncton. When the CP Tel office closed in Moncton in 1968, he began work with Traders Group Limited in Moncton, transferring to Saint John 1973 and rising to hold the position of Mortgage Officer, Atlantic Zone, by the time Traders ceased New Brunswick operations in 1979. During the 80's Doug was the business manager for Centennial Pontiac, from which he retired in 1990. Doug made many friendships through his varied careers that lasted his lifetime.

Until recent years Doug enjoyed golfing, fishing and vegetable gardening from spring to fall. He was an avid hunter all his life. Doug was a long time member and ardent supporter of the Adanac Association, playing darts there on a weekly basis until the week before his passing. Without doubt, though, working the "Farm" in Kiersteadville, NB, always held a most special place in his heart and soul.

Doug was predeceased by his parents, his step-father Vernon Earle, his daughter Joanne, and his brother Stewart. In addition to his wife, children and grandchildren, he is survived by his brother Art (Fran) of Ottawa, ON, his cousin and long time friend John (Ivy) Crowe of Truro, NS, and several nieces and nephews. He will be lovingly remembered by all.

Arrangements are under the care of Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB (634-7424) with visitation on Sunday, November 12, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm, with a Celebration of Doug’s life and words of remembrance being offered at 3:00 pm. Interment will take place at Fernhill Cemetery at a later date. For those who wish, remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation, or any charity of the donor’s choice.
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Service Date
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Service Time
3:00 PM
Service Location
Brenan's Funeral Home - During Visitation, in Parlour

Sunday, November 12, 2017
Visitation Time
2-4 and 6-8 PM

Burial Date
At a later date
Burial Location
Fernhill Cemetery

Requested Charity
Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Donor's Choice