JA Snow Funeral Home

339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS


Douglas Hudson Oxner

January 4, 1944September 9, 2020

Douglas Hudson Oxner (Doug), 76 of Halifax, died peacefully at home September 9, 2020. Doug was born on January 4, 1944, the eldest son of the late Frederick Ralph and Marion Francis (Townsend) Oxner of Halifax.

Doug worked for many years in the dry-cleaning business in order to build a life with his loving wife Eileen Oxner, who predeceased him in December 2018. Together, they raised a family of seven, building a home filled with love and laughter.

Doug is survived by sons Glen (Stacey) Oxner, Doug (Marlene) Oxner, Johnny (April) Oxner, Louita (Scott MacIntosh) Butler, Rachelle (Dwayne) Loppie, Peter (Katherine) Oxner and Chad (JaeHyun Roh) Oxner; sister Sandra (Yvone) Bouffard and brother Darrell (Donna) Oxner. He was the proud grandfather of Joseph, Brianna, Johnathan, Brandon, Chloe, Jeremy, Taylor, Ashleigh and Cameron; nephews, Dwayne, David and Robert, niece Tina; and his good buddies Roddy Doucette and Billy Young.

Doug loved listening to Seaside FM, watching family movies, and old westerns, especially those featuring the Duke – John Wayne. But more than anything, he loved spending time with his family. He was a man of few words, but his family knew they were loved deeply. His “watch your driving” was his way of saying I love you.

A special thanks to his son Peter (Petey), who was Doug’s primary caregiver in recent years as his health deteriorated. Doug had a very supportive family who all provided assistance; however, Peter was definitely his “go to guy”. Doug was eternally grateful for the support Peter provided, allowing him to remain at home throughout his illness.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Doug’s name to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia.

The family will receive friends at J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive in Halifax on Sunday, September 13 between 6-8pm. A funeral service will be held on Monday, September 14 at 10am in the J.A. Snow Chapel with the Reverend Randy Townsend officiating. Mask usage is mandatory. Limited seating will be available in the Chapel. For online condolences, please visit www.jasnowfuneralhome.com


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Bev McLoon

September 14, 2020

We are sending our heartfelt sympathy and prayers to all of Doug’s family at this difficult time. Our parents– Doug and Jean Townsend - always thought very kindly of their nephew/our cousin “Dougie” (as he was always known to us as youngsters).
Cousins Bev McLoon and Wanda Carette (nee Townsend).

Gwen Laurence

September 14, 2020

Thinking of you during this very difficult time. Doug was a quiet, humble man with a huge heart, always putting his family first. He is now resting in peace Eileen. God Bless

Lisa Young-Folley

September 14, 2020

We would like to extend our sincere condolences to the Oxner family on behalf of Bill Young, life long friend of Doug, and our entire family. Due to health reasons we deeply regret not being able to attend today's service. We were so happy that Doug and Peter were able to visit with my parents, Bill and BettyAnn earlier this year and they had a lovely time reminiscing and reconnecting.

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this sad time.

Lisa Young-Folley, on behalf of
Bill and BettyAnn Young & Family

Charles Lienaux Sr.

September 12, 2020

To the Oxner family,
I was a close friend of Doug's at Bloomfield School in the 1950's. I just wanted to say to the family that Doug was one of the kindest, most giving and best friends I ever had. Knowing him the way I did I know what a tragic loss he will be to your family. We drifted apart when I went to QEH and I have not seen him since we were friends as kids.
Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss.
Charles Lienaux Sr.

Gail Rice

September 12, 2020

Sincere condolences.
Gail Rice


September 12, 2020

Gary and i would like to leave our sincere condolances at the passing of your father,grandfather or special friends and family he was a great man who loved you all dearly and i was great knowing him. our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of sorrow.

Cathy Schofield

September 12, 2020

Although Doug was my cousin, I didn't know him very well. My only memories
are from my childhood. We would go visit Uncle Ted and Aunt Marion and all I can really remember is Doug being very quiet and shy. I know my Dad thought the world of him. Rest in peace

Maxine Townsend

September 11, 2020

Doug was a special nephew to Uncle Gord. I always heard about the fishing trips & all the fun they had together when Doug was a youth. Gord had such high regard for Dougie & his family & enjoyed staying in touch. You were loved by so many & your family most of all

Kelly and Mike Harris/Roberts

September 11, 2020

Peter and Kathy,
Thinking of you during this time. You were wonderful caregivers to Doug, and we know you loved him very much. Lots of love,
Kelly and Mike

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