OBITUARY

Kevin Nolan

September 19, 1950December 26, 2019
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It is with great sadness and heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Kevin Joseph Martin Nolan in his 70th year at his home in Ottawa. Beloved father of Megan Nolan of Hawaii, Andrew Nolan of Ottawa, Elizabeth Nolan of Kingston, and Michael Nolan of Montreal. Kevin is survived by his siblings Tom Nolan (Marilyn) of Guelph, Patricia Reddick (Robert) of Westport, and Brian Nolan (Paddy) of Sydenham. Kevin was a respected and dedicated anesthesiologist at the Ottawa Hospital before retiring in 2013. He found great joy in gardening, the art of conversation and music, and was deeply rooted in his Catholic faith. Family and friends may attend a funeral mass and reception in memory of Kevin on Friday, January 3, 2020 at 11 am at St. John the Apostle Church, 2340 Baseline Road. The interment of ashes will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 12 Noon at the Church of the Annunciation Cemetery in Enterprise, Ontario. Reception to follow at the church hall. Donations in Kevin’s memory may be made to the Ottawa Hospital Foundation or to the Christian Children’s Fund of Canada. Online condolences may be sent to www.mcevoy-shields.com.

Services

  • Memorial Mass

    Friday, January 3, 2020

  • Burial & Reception

    Saturday, January 4, 2020

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Gordon Francis

January 9, 2020

An impish grin, a resonant voice, and understated humour coupled with compassion for and interest in others - colleagues, friends, patients - made Kevin uniquely memorable. We will miss, yet also remember him at future class reunions, events at which he always added colour.

Louise Hennessy

January 5, 2020

I had the privilege of volunteering with Kevin for the Pastoral care team at St John the Apostle. We worked together weekly at Redwoods retirement living community. He always had an interesting story to share with the residents. He was so full of knowledge. I could listen to him for hours if time allowed. His voice was such a gift to everyone who was blessed to hear it in song. I will miss him. Deepest sympathies to all who loved him.

Bill Cook

January 3, 2020

Wendy and I had a wonderful time with Kevin in October at the Meds '74 reunion and I was again touched by Kevin's sense of humor and broad interests. We are saddened by his loss and know he will be deeply missed by his family and all those he has touched.

May his Spirit support us all.

Bill Cook

Chris and Colleen Watson

January 3, 2020

Colleen and I are truly saddened to hear of Kevin’s passing. He was always a welcoming friendly face at Meds 74 reunions, most recently this past October, and a delight to chat with about anything and everything. The angels in heaven will enjoy some wonderful singalongs! Rest In Peace and Harmony, dear friend.

Charles Agbi

January 3, 2020

An exceptionally balanced combination of intellect, wit and humanity. Kevin will be sorely missed!

Gabriele Caporale

January 2, 2020

My sincere condolences to all the Nolan family.
I only knew Kevin as of 2007, when I joined the TOH Anesthesia department as an anesthesia assistant.
I could only say that I was very fortunate to have met Kevin as a colleague , but most importantly as a friend.
Kevin always had a story to share or was ready to hear what you had to say.
I could say that with the passing of Kevin, now there is another black hole in our world.
We will all miss your smile, kindness, compassion and your great sense of humor.
Rest in peace and may you enjoy our Lord`s company for eternity.

Mary Lou Crossan

January 2, 2020

So sad to hear of Kevin Nolan’s passing. My condolences to his 4 children which he often spoke of to me.We worked together for many years at the Civic.He was interested in so many things and the people he worked with and for the patients he served.

George Kellam

January 2, 2020

We are deeply saddened by the news of Kevin's passing. I have many wonderful memories of times shared in Med school and at subsequent Queen's reunions over the years. Kevin's quiet humour, gentle nature and engaging conversation will always be remembered fondly. We shared a love a gardening, the Arts, and education. We extend our sympathy to Kevin's family.

George and Laura Kellam

Mary Henniger

January 2, 2020

I would also like to express my deep sadness and shock on hearing of the sudden death of Kevin and extend my deepest sympathy and condolences to all the Nolan family. I had just spoken to Kevin on the phone when he was convalescing in Westport. He told me he’d be back in Ottawa at Christmas and that he was doing okay.
I had the privilege of volunteering with Kevin on both the Pastoral Care and Bereavement teams in the past few years at St. John The Apostle Parish.
Kevin, your compassion, love of people, your non-judgmental attitude, your very deep Faith, all your knowledge, your experience ,your singing voice, story telling, sense of humor, keenness and energy to help, were all such beautiful and outstanding attributes that you were able to offer. Thank you very much for all of it. You truly made a difference .I,myself, and our teams will miss you very much.

Lynne McHardy

January 2, 2020

My sincere condolences. Kevin will be fondly remembered.

Lynne McHardy

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