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Douglas "CG" Sanford

Douglas "CG" Sanford

Doug Sanford, 69 of Riverview, passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Born in Hamilton, ON., he grew up in Dartmouth, NS.  He was the son of the late Chester and Margaret (Carroll) Sanford.

Doug lived and loved his work as an Air Traffic Controller. After starting his career in the Halifax Tower, he moved to the Moncton Control Center for twenty-nine years. He spent two years at the Edmonton C.C. prior to becoming an ATC Instructor in Cornwall, ON. He returned to Moncton where he retired.  Unfortunately, Doug struggled with a disease that he could not win.

Doug enjoyed playing different sports like squash, slow pitch and curling. He was a former president of the Beaver Curling Club. He was an avid fan of the Moncton Wildcats, Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Blue Jays. He enjoyed playing cards, particularly SKIPBO with Bob and Fran and WIZARD with Eugene and Flo.

After retirement, he and Linda enjoyed a few winters in Treasure Island, FL., with family and friends.

Doug is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Linda (nee Hogan); sons, Glenn (Rebecca) of Lethbridge, AB., Peter (Sheri MacDonald) of Ottawa, ON., Brent (Karen Nantais) of Vancouver, BC.; grandchildren: Kyle, Kayley, Charlotte, Taylor, Maddie and Alex; sister, Linda MacLeod (Roger) ; brother, Dan (Brenda); step-mother, Marie Sanford; brother-in-law, Brian Hogan; sister-in-law, Kim Sanford; as well as many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. Aside from his parents, Doug was predeceased by his brother Bob.

The family will be receiving relatives and friends at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, 28 Woolridge St. Riverview, NB on Sunday, March 17, 2019 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm. A funeral service will follow at 2:00pm with The Venerable Brent Ham officiating.

Arrangements entrusted to Cobb’s Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 330 Whitepine Rd., Riverview, NB., E1B 0E4 (869-2007). In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Doug’s memory to JDRF, Myasthenia Gravis or Mental Health and Addiction. Online condolences may be expressed to Linda and the family at

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Service Date
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Service Time
Service Location
St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, Riverview, NB

Sunday, March 17, 2019
Visitation Time
1:00 -2:00pm
Visitation Location
St. John the Baptist Anglican Church (28 Woolridge St., Riverview, NB)

Requested Charity
JDRF, Myasthenia Gravis or Mental Health and Addiction