Douglas  Davidson

Douglas George Davidson

Tuesday, November 20th, 1928 - Thursday, October 15th, 2020
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DAVIDSON, Douglas George - Peacefully surrounded by his children and youngest sister at the Ottawa Civic Hospital on Thursday, October 15th, 2020 at the age of 91 after complications from a fall. Doug Davidson of Pembroke beloved husband for 70 plus years of the late Eileen Mary Davidson (nee Kelly). Loving father of Coleen Davidson (Jean C. Carriere), Brian Davidson (Janice Olaveson), Patrick Davidson (Diane Weeks), devoted grandfather to Zacharie Davidson-Carriere (Kayley Patterson), Darija Davidson, Dreuanah Davidson. Loved by many cousins, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents William and Catherine Davidson (nee Valliquette). Dear brother of Diane Davidson, Flora Slinger and Patricia Brown. Predeceased by siblings Sheila Diebel, Dorothy Hicks, Laura Leduc, John Davidson, Lloyd Davidson and Freda Pelletier. Doug was a hardworking, generous, caring and active man of many talents who led a full and rich life. He was athletic, and in his younger years, turned down an offer to play in the NHL, deciding instead to be with Eileen. He was active in his community of Kapuskasing - coaching hockey and lacrosse. He was a lifelong member of the Knights of Columbus and Ducks Unlimited. With Eileen’s encouragement he became the Chairman of the Catholic School Board in Kapuskasing. He loved the great outdoors and was happy hunting and fishing with his friends and sons at the Currie Creek Camp. He loved snowmobiling with Eileen and their “gang” of friends. He was a masterful gardener, a talented builder and fixer of all things. Until his retirement at 60, he worked as Plant Administrator, Equipment Services Spruce Falls Pulp and Paper Company Woodlands Division. Upon retirement he and Eileen spent 23 happy winters in Florida, in between numerous trips to visit grandchildren and children. He was naturally inquisitive and interested in everyone and everything. Doug was always there to lend a hand for his family and many friends – a very worthy way to spend a life. We will miss him so very much but can be comforted that he is now with Eileen – the love of his life. Respecting Doug’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Due to the constraints of the Covid-19 pandemic, a Celebration of Life will take place in the Summer of 2021. A special thank you to Chartwells Pembroke Heritage Retirement Residence staff, and to the nurses and doctors in the ICU at the Ottawa Civic for their caring and compassion. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to Carefor Health and Community Services of Renfrew County or Ducks Unlimited. Arrangements by the
Neville Funeral Home
491 Isabella St., Pembroke, ON, K8A 5T8
(613) 732-7481
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JoAnne and Bob Campling

Posted at 02:28pm
I have many good memories of Doug and his wife living in Kapuskasing. Always smiling always kind. Our deepest sympathies

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Coleen Davidson Posted at 10:28am

thank you JoAnne and Bob, I think we all have very fond memories of growing up in the "Model Town of the North". As you know it is very hard to lose parents. Keep well.

Anita MacPherson

Posted at 11:40pm


So sorry to hear about Doug. Remember him when he lived behind us. We lived on Bowman. Remember you Diane so well. Thinking of you.
Anita MacPherson (Lepp)

Stewart Carley

Posted at 10:14pm
Our family lived next door to your Aunt and Uncle, Rose and Clare Gaudaur. Doug and Eileen were well known and well liked active members of the community. They typified what made Kapuskasing such a great place. At the 2011 KDHS reunion, they were stars! Everyone would say "Have you seen Dougie and Eileen Davidson?! They are here!" So friendly and recognizable, of COURSE we had seen and talked with them, and got a big smiley greeting every time we passed afterwards.
Good people. And people of Faith.

Coleen Davidson Posted at 10:29am

thank you for your kind words - they were certainly the most outgoing couple. I take comfort in knowing they are together again.

Wayne Weaver

Posted at 07:08pm
To the Davidson family:
I wish to extend sincere sympathy on Doug's passing. Many years ago in Kapuskasing I had the pleasure of knowing Doug, both as a Separate School Trustee, where he served as chair and as a parent. A few years ago, I had the good fortune to meet up with Doug and Eileen at a Kap rendezvous in Florida where we reminisced about those great days in Kap. He was a good solid gentleman, whose company I quite enjoyed.

wayne weaver
Goderich, ON

Coleen Davidson Posted at 10:30am

Thank you for your kind words Wayne. They certainly enjoyed many happy years in Florida.

Louise Armstrong

Posted at 10:33pm
Dear Coleen, Brian, Patrick and families; and to the Davidson “girls”.....I am sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. It was a tragic end to a life well lived. I am so sorry. Please accept our sincere condolences.. Louise(Sterling) and Alan Armstrong

Coleen Davidson Posted at 10:31am

Louise & Alan, thank you for your kind words. Hopefully we will all be able to get together in the summer to celebrate a life well lived. Keep well dear cousin.

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