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In loving memory of Douglas “Doug” Donovan who passed away at Health Sciences North in Sudbury on Sunday, October 21st, 2018 at the age of 76 years. Beloved husband of Heather Donovan of Sudbury. Loving father of Allen Donovan of Dowling, Stewart Donovan of Levack and Michael Donovan (partner John Ryan) of Ottawa. Dear step-father of Colin Ockenden of Sudbury and James Ockenden (wife Michelle) of Hanmer. Beloved grandfather of Brandon, Rian, Dylane, Jillian, Kyle, Logan, Jasmine and Summer. Also survived by his brother Kenneth Donovan (wife Eleanor) of Barrie and Beverley Manderson of Kelowna BC. He was predeceased by his brother John. Doug was born in Toronto on February 2, 1942 to parents Anna and William Donovan, both predeceased. Doug moved to the Greater Sudbury Area in the early 1970’s. For 30 years, he was employed by INCO as a miner. For over 40 years, Doug was a member and advocate with “AA”. In his spare time, he enjoyed carpentry projects, woodworking, reading and walking his dog. Doug will be remembered as a very loving and caring individual. He had a heart of gold and was always willing to help anyone in need. In keeping with his wishes, there will be no visitation. A celebration of his life will take place at a later date. Cremation arrangements in care of Simple Wishes. (705) 470-7070

Condolence Messages


    24 October 2018 8 months ago

    My condolences to Heather and family. Doug’s wit and words of wisdom will be missed by many.

  2. Dennis Ockenden & Claire Gibeault

    25 October 2018 8 months ago

    Our sincere sympathy to all the family in their time of sorrow.

  3. Carmen & Bruce Gervais

    25 October 2018 8 months ago

    Our deepest condolences and prayers for the family.

  4. Merja

    25 October 2018 8 months ago

    Allen, Stewart & Michael, my deepest condolences to you upon the passing of your dad.
    RIP Doug.

  5. Rod Burns

    25 October 2018 8 months ago

    So Sad to hear about Doug’s passing . He was a special person ,he marched to his own beat ,a leader not a follower , loved talking with him .Met him through Dave Ranville . I also worked at Coleman with him and would stop him on his scoop to shoot the breeze .Doug also worked on 10 Speed bikes got him to modify my mine .Great guy …
    My Condolences …. Rod Burns

  6. rita newberry

    25 October 2018 8 months ago

    So sorry for your loss

  7. Chris Marcotte

    26 October 2018 8 months ago

    Sending My Heartfelt Sympathy To All Family Members and Friends.
    Doug Truly was a Wonderful Man.
    R I P Dear Doug ❤

  8. Tammi Deveau

    26 October 2018 8 months ago

    So sorry for your loss from the Deveau family

  9. Eva Mayer

    26 October 2018 8 months ago

    My thoughts and prayers are with you, Heather. My condolences to the entire family.

  10. mary burgess

    27 October 2018 8 months ago

    Heather, my condolences on Doug’s passing.


  11. Dianne Guertin

    28 October 2018 8 months ago

    You will be missed my dear friend. You helped me in ways no one else could.

  12. Grace Sarazin

    05 November 2018 8 months ago

    Very sorry for your loss 😥💔

  13. Carmen

    11 December 2018 6 months ago

    So Sorry for your loss, Donovan family all the broken pieces of your heart will be transformed in to wonderful memories to share for generation to come.
    God bless
    Cousin Carmen and Wayne Curtis

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