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Biography of Douglas Pye - ERA 3rd. Class

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March 1945 Photo Nene Lives Book Photo
Extracted from the photo of the Crew of the Nene on deck taken March 1945
Photo from the book "NENE LIVES The Story of H.M.C.S. Nene & her Crew" - 1993

Douglas 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.


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