Douglas Kenneth Bartlett

April 25, 2017


Passed peacefully away on April 25, 2017 at the Health Sciences Center, surrounded by his loving family, Douglas Bartlett, aged 95 years. Leaving behind with wonderful memories his beloved wife of 65 years, Ruby Bartlett (nee Woolridge); daughter Rosalind Bartlett; son Kenneth Bartlett (Beverly); grandchildren Andrew Hawthorn (Ainsley), Cynthia Rushton (Matthew), Keith Bartlett (Susan) and Glenn Bartlett (Stephanie Ellison); great grandchildren Caleb and Annabelle Rushton; and sisters in law Betty Bartlett and Joan Bartlett; also a number of extended family and friends. Douglas was a WWII Veteran and member of the British Royal Navy and member of Branch 1 of the Royal Canadian Legion. Douglas was a long time member of the CLB for 55 years and former Commanding officer of St. Mary’s Company. He was also on Battalion Staff and Brigade Council. The family would like to thank the doctors and staff of the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Center and Health Sciences Center 4 North B. Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Thursday April 27, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place at St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Logy Bay Road, on Friday April 28 at 2:00 p.m. with interment to follow at Forest Road Anglican Cemetery. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in Douglas’ memory can be made to a charity of one’s choice.



2-4 p.m. on April 27, 2017

7-9 p.m. on April 27, 2017

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Friday April 28th

St. Mark's Anglican Church
203 Logy Bay Rd, St. John's


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Sorry to hear about the loss of such a great and wonderful man. He will be missed. Heartfelt condolences to Aunt Ruby, Ros, Ken and families. Our thoughts are with you.

On behalf of all members of St. Augustine’s Company CLB, we offer our sincere condolences to the Bartlett family. Major Douglas Bartlett was known to us as a tremendously compassionate, caring leader. He was a remarkable role model for our youth members and adult leaders alike, and his memory will continue to inspire us in the CLB for many years to come!

Dear Ruby, Rosalind and Ken and families,
Louise and I were shocked to hear about the passing of Douglas. We had a chat together while waiting at the health Science Centre just a few weeks ago. Heaven’s choir has another fine tenor as he was a blessing to have in the St. Mary’s Choir when I played there many years ago. Keep all the happy memories . May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

Ros and family,
I was sorry to hear about your father. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Rosalind and Family
Sincere Condolences to you and your family
on the passing of your dad.
May all the pleasant memories you have shared give you comfort and peace.
Carol Arsenault

Dear Ros,
Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your father. I am thinking of you at this sad time.

Ken and family,
Very saddened to hear of the passing of your Father.
Have many fond memories of Mr.Bartlett while I was a member of St.Mary’s CLB.
My thoughts and Prayers are with you at this difficult time.
David Yetman

Dear Ruby, Rosalind, Ken and families, we were so sorry to hear of the news of Doug’s passing this week What a great age, though, he reached and what a great life he lead. You and we have many great memories of his life and legacy to recall at this time and in the future. In sympathy, Bill and Dulcie

Ros and Kenneth I was saddened to read tonight of your father’s passing. It’s funny, I drove past his house just the other day and wondered how he was doing.
You all are part of my childhood and teenage years. I will never forget being in St. Mary’s choir with your father. I used to love it when he would do a solo. What a voice!
It’s never easy to lose a parent no matter how old you are or how old they are.
I am thinking about you all at this difficult time. He had a long and wonderful life. Remember all the wonderful memories you have created and think of them in your time of sorrow.

Mrs Bartlett and family,
Our sincere condolences on Major Bartlett’s death. You are in our prayers. God Bless.
Ruby & John Legge, Portland, Bonavista Bay

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family as you mourn Doug’s passing and celebrate his exceptional life.
Love and Blessings,
Bishop Mark and Maxine

Mrs. Bartlett, Rosalind, Ken and families,
So sorry to hear of Mr. Bartlett’s passing.
He was a true gentleman with such a beautiful smile.
My thoughts are with you at this sad time.
Roma Quinton

Mrs. Bartlett, Rosalind, Ken and families
Our sincere condolences to all of you on the passing of Mr. Bartlett. We are away and unable to offer our sympathies in person. Please know we are thinking of you as you remember and celebrate a wonderful gentleman.
Gary, Diane Winsor and family

Ken, Bev and all the Barlett Family
So sorry to hear about your father’s death. Such a wonderful life surrounded by a wonderful family. You have been blessed. Our thoughts are with you at this time.

Ruby, Rosalind, Ken,
A gentleman in all respects, what more can one say about Doug. Please accept our most sincere condolences on his passing. May his voice continue to reverberate in the hearts of all who had the pleasure of knowing him in life. May God’s blessing and peace be with you. Would love to visit with you but recent surgery makes getting around a bit difficult.
Shirley & Eugene Castella

Ruby, Rosalind and Ken: Please accept Penny and my deepest condolences on the passing of Doug. I have very fond memories of Doug as a young boy and he always had a ready hello and kind word. We are sorry we cannot be there to visit but please be assured our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. My mother Shirley thought the world of your mom and dad. Love: Penny and Glenn Squires

Anthea Michael & Doreen
We will always remember Doug’s Sweet “Irish” tenor voice singing The Rose of Tralee and all our enjoyable encounters and chats. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time, God Bless.

Ruby and the entire Bartlett family
I was very sorry to hear from an old friend that Doug had passed away. Be assured of my prayers as you gather to commemorate and give thanks for his life of service. I have a tremendous sense of gratitude for Doug’s influence on my own life and spiritual journey. In 1984 Doug served as one of the members fo my Lay Sopport Team when I arrived at St Mary’s as a seminarian. My year there and the continued support of Doug and Ruby ad so many others shaped my entire ministry. He was one of the first to see in me a future military chaplain and it was no accident that I spent most of that career in the navy. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

Ruby, Ros, Ken & families. So sad to hear of Doug’s passing. We are away and unable to be with you at this sad time, but please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May the memories of a long, well lived and distinguished life be a source of comfort to you all. Feel so fortunate and blessed to have had the opportunity to visit and speak with him recently. Our deepest sympathies to all.

Mrs. Bartlett, Rosalind, Ken and Families, so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. As I know you will and have, there are many fond memories, for me especially in our younger years down at St. Mary’s, which I know will last forever in your and my lifetime. He was a kind, gentle man. God bless you all and comfort you.

So sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. Thinking of you and sending our heartfelt thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Lori (Squires) & John Robert

Ken, Beverly, Rosalind and Family,
So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. We hope that the wonderful memories of your dad will help you through this difficult time. We are away and cannot be with you at this time, but our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Ted & Alice

So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing, Rosalind. I know this is a difficult time for you all. Sending thoughts and prayers as you support each other with happy memories of such a distinguished man.

With our Sincere Sympathy Rosalind to you, your Mom and other family members with the passing of your Dad. May all the pleasant memories you have shared over the years be a great comfort.


In loving memory and thankfulness for a life that gave so much to all of us without counting the cost. Until we all meet again in the presence of The Lord.

With love and prayers from the Bartletts in New Brunswick. What an incredible gentleman and long rich life of service! God bless

With our deepest sympathies to Aunt Ruby and family . I miss you very much and Uncle Doug will be deep in my heart forever. Rest in peace and god bless you.

Dear auntie Ruby, Ros and Ken, my heart breaks for your loss. Uncle Doug was and will forever be to us that remain, a wonder man. So brave so true, and always so genuine…a true gentleman.
I cherish the early family connection. Much love to my sweet family. My God bless you all.

Mrs. Bartlett, Rosalind, Ken and families,
My sincere condolences on Mr. Bartlett’s passing. We certainly enjoyed many services and performances singing together in St. Mary’s choir and the Roland Whitten Singers. Thinking of you all at this time. May your wonderful memories be a comfort to you in your grief.

Our sincere condolences to the Bartlett family from the Squires Family in Halifax. I was looking at a slide from early 60’s a few days ago that Doug and Ruby were in picture with Bill and Shirley Squires, my parents. Clark Squires

So sorry to. hear of Major Bartlett’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bartlett family at this time. Will miss him in church! Jerry and Douglass Crookshanks

Rosalind and family,

Offering to you our deepest sympathy in your time of loss. We pray that fond memories will serve as a source of strength and peace in the difficult days and weeks ahead.

So sad to hear of Major Doug’s passing. He truly had the voice of an angel and I will miss him singing in the choir. Condolences go out to the Bartlett family. So sorry I won’t be able to make it to the funeral, but know that my heart is there. Rest in Peace Doug.

So sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. We are out of town however to let you know we are thinking of you at this sad time.

Ruby and family… heartfelt condolences on the passing of a wonderful man. I have such wonderful memories of him…singing in St. marys choir and the 2 dads and daughters singing as a quartet…my Dad Doug Rideout considered him his friend and cherished that friendship. May he rest in peace and light perpetual shine on him. God Bless you all…Deborah (Rideout) Bradbury

On behalf of myself, David and Justin I want to send out our sincere condolences to the Bartlett Family. Major Bartlett was a wonderful man and he will truly be missed.

Sophie , David and Justin Evans