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MERRIAM, Donald Brian

MERRIAM, Donald Brian

Male 1937 - 2011

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  • Name  MERRIAM, Donald Brian  
    Born  18 Sep 1937  Wolfville, , Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  9 Apr 2011  Middleton, Annapolis Co, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Soldier's Memorial Hospital
    Buried  New Germany, Lunenburg Co, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Wilderness Anglican Church Cemetery
    Notes 
    • After leaving Wolfville at the age of 10, the family lived in Port Dalhousie and Roseland, Ontario. Don was educated at Kennedy Collegiate High School in Windsor, Ontario and Acadia University where he received a BSc in Geology and a BEd. Don taught Math and Science at Halifax West High School, from 1961 to 1965. After moving to Carleton Corner, he taught Earth and General Science and Biology at Bridgetown Regional High School from 1965 to 1993, where he coached boys' basketball for over 20 years. He saw teaching biology as his vocation which allowed him to share his passion of life and nature with generations of students. In Bridgetown, he held offices of Treasurer, Secretary and President of the Lions Club and president of the minor hockey, tennis and badminton clubs. He received a lieutenant's commission in the Reserve Army and instructed first aid at Camp Aldershot for four summers in the 60's and marked final provincial examinations for the Department of Education for several years. Always a gentleman, Don put up a good fight to overcome his illness and was an inspiration to many. He will be remembered for his sense of humour, his puns in particular. His hobbies were downhill and cross country skiing, basketball, tennis, gardening, photography, following the stock market, fishing, and genealogy, writing a book on the Merriam family history. He enjoyed time spent with his family at his cottage on Lake Pleasant for over 30 years and at the Merriam homestead in Port Greville, NS. He was always a great family man and his favourite times were those spent with his wonderful sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren, whom he adored, and it was because of his family that he fought so hard to stay alive. Except from Obituary Don and his brother John were the authors of the Merriam Family tree of Parrsborro, Nova Scotia
    Person ID  I15325  SEQUOIA
    Last Modified  10 Aug 2016 

    Father  MERRIAM, Joseph Randall,   b. 6 Oct 1909, Port Greville, Cumberland Co, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 2003, Middleton, Annapolis Co, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  BALCOM, Hilda Mary,   b. 12 Jun 1912, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1992, Middleton, Annapolis Co, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F6114  Group Sheet

    Family  RUSSELL, Betty Ann 
    Children 
     01. MERRIAM, Michael J
    >02. MERRIAM, Craig
    Last Modified  30 Sep 2012 
    Family ID  F6116  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Sep 1937 - Wolfville, , Nova Scotia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Apr 2011 - Middleton, Annapolis Co, Nova Scotia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - New Germany, Lunenburg Co, Nova Scotia, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Photo: MERRIAM, Donald Brian  b 18 Sept 1937
    Photo: MERRIAM, Donald Brian b 18 Sept 1937

  • Sources 
    1. [S228] Personal Knowledge of: BALCOM, Neil Robert.

    2. [S202] Personal Knowledge of: MERRIAM, John Randall of Nova Scotia (Reliability: 2).