Herbert "Doug" Trask

Wednesday, August 13th, 1924 - Monday, June 29th, 2020
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Herbert Douglas "Doug" Trask

Age 95, passed away June 29, 2020, in The Meadows Home for Special Care, Yarmouth, NS. He was born in Sandford, Yarmouth County, NS, on Aug 13, 1924, to Herbert and Sadie (Thurston) Trask. He served in the Marine Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II in Montreal and Dartmouth. After the war, he returned to his life's occupation as a fisherman.

He enjoyed singing. He was an avid sportsman, sports fisherman, a Provincial award-winning skeet shooter, and he played ball on the Sandford Baseball team. He loved going on hunting trips to his camp. In his retirement, he enjoyed playing pool in the Royal Canadian Legion in Port Maitland and meeting friends for coffee in Yarmouth. He was a member of the Sandford United Baptist Church and the Canadian Society of Mayflower Descendants.

He was predeceased by his wife of 71 years, Hazel (Smith) and sisters, Evelyn and Helen. He is survived by his children Cheryl (Herb), Brian (Kim) and Kendrick (Stephen); six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; his sister, Elizabeth Landers, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family is thankful to his local caregivers and NS Home Care, who enabled him to stay at home for several years and to The Veterans Place and The Meadows for their care the past few years. Memorial donations may be made to Sandford Cemetery, Sandford United Baptist Church or a charity of your choice.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sweeny's Funeral Home and Crematorium, Yarmouth. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private family service will be held Thursday, July 2, 2020, at 2 P.M with Rev. Scott MacDonald and Rev. Robert Baker officiating. This service can be watched via live stream on Sweeny's Funeral Home Facebook page Online condolences may be made to, or you may sign the guestbook online at
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Service Details

  • Service

    Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 2:00pm
    Rev. Scott MacDonald
    Rev. Robert Baker
  • Interment

    Sandford Cemetery


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Ron and Sheila Suewrrw

Posted at 11:06pm
To All Family Members of the Trask Family, Our Condolences
Ron and Sheila Surette

Cheryl Taylor

Posted at 07:31pm
Cheryl, Brian, Kendrick & all of the family - our sincere condolences - so many fond memories of times spent with such great friends. Thinking of all of you. 😍 Cheryl & Dave Taylor

Robin and Sue

Posted at 11:14am
To the Trask families we send our condolences . Sorry to hear of his passing....Robin and Sue


Posted at 10:18am
Kendrick and members of the Trask Family
My condolences on Dougs passing. I am glad that I had a chance to see Doug at the Meadows my last time in Yarmouth. I remember playing ball with Doug for the Sanford team many years ago. He was always quiet and his great personality spoke for him. Hazel would visit my mom when Doug came to the Legion for his pool game. I am sure the memories you have will give you comfort as you reflect on a life well lived
Alan Ellis

Nancy Cruickshank

Posted at 08:57am
To Cheryl & Herb
Brian & Kim
Kendrick & Steven
And your families

So sorry to hear that Uncle Doug has passed away . He was able to live a full life and a long one . Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time .
David & Nancy Criuckshank

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