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Douglas Kenneth Horsman

Doug Horsman, 80, passed away April 16, 2018, with his family and friends by his side.   Born in Berry Mills, NB, he was the son of the late Alton and Bessie (Mullin) Horsman. Doug served our nation for more than 47 years, in both the Canadian Army Regular and the Supplementary Reserve and was honourably discharged, upon completion of his service. Most of his service was during the Cold War period and hence, he was proud to be known as the Cold War Warrior. Doug served in Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Italy, Norway, Germany and throughout Canada during his service. He proudly wore the service medals that denoted service in those theatres of operations. Doug had a great love of music and thoroughly enjoyed a ‘pickin and grinnin’ session with the many bluegrass and country friends that he met throughout his life.  Doug was a lifelong Toronto Maple Leaf fan and played hockey in his mid 40s and enjoyed the Leaf games on TV. Besides his parents, Doug was predeceased by his first wife, Vera Maude (Farrell) in 2002 and by his second wife, Fay Patricia (Sherwood) in 2014. He is survived by three daughters, Deborah Ann Horsman (Noseworthy) of Oromocto, NB, Trudi Cheryl Horsman of Burton, NB, and Naomi Dawn Horsman (spouse Craig Duncan) of Yellowknife, NT, one brother Gerald William Horsman of Berry Mills, NB, granddaughters Jessica, Chelsey and Kirsten, grandson Michael and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by two step-daughters from his second marriage to Fay, Brenda Holmes (Barry) of Dartmouth NS, and Beverley French (Phil) of Lousane, AB., his long time friend George Duncan of Moncton NB, his close family friend Karen Bernard of Moncton, NB and his special ‘lady friend’, Bernice Hebert and family of Moncton, NB. Honoring Doug’s wishes there will no visitation or service. A notification of internment at the Birch Hill Cemetery, Berry Mills will be made by family members at a later date. The funeral arrangements are entrusted to Cobb’s Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 330 Whitepine Road, Riverview (869-2007). For those who wish to do so, donations can be made to any of the following:  The Birch Hill Cemetery Fund, The CHU Dumont Foundation, local SPCA or any branch of the Royal Canadian Legions’ Last Post Fund. online condolences can be expressed at www.cobbsfuneralhome.ca