H. Pye - ERA 3rd Class
Douglas Pye was born in Glenholm, Nova Scotia, September 28, 1917. His
parents moved to Pugwash, N.S. where he attended Elementary and High Schools.
He then attended Nova Scotia Technical College. Doug joined the RCNVR
in Halifax in March 1942 and served on the corvette, HMCS Morden, from
St. John's, Newfoundland to Londonderry. He then joined HMCS Nene
in Halifax and stayed on the ship until it was decommissioned. Doug then
joined HMCS Lasalle in Esquimalt, B.C. until the end of the war in
the Pacific. He was released from service in October, 1945 and worked
at the Naval Armament Depot in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, He joined the RCN
again in April, 1951, serving on various types of ships in variety of
positions, retiring in March 1968. Doug then worked at Atlantic Instrumentation
Services in Dartmouth, N.S. until his retirement in September, 1982. While
there he was involved in purchasing and expediting. Doug is a charter
member of a number of organizations, the Woodlawn-Dartmouth Golden "K"
Kiwanis Club, the Harden Point Golf Club, and the Dartmouth Lawnbowling
Club. He was on the Parish Council at Christ Church in Dartmouth for many
years and is still active there. Doug and Jean Horne were married in 1947.
They have one son, Graham who lives in Calgary. They have two grandchildren,
a girl and a boy.