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Douglas Alexander Coburn

March 10, 1964January 7, 2020

It is with heavy and grieving hearts that we share the passing of Douglas Gerald Alexander Coburn on January 7th2020. He leaves behind his loving parents - David and Helen Coburn, his ‘two girls,’ daughters - Katria and Celestin, his brother - Richard, and sister - Suzanne. Finally, he leaves behind his granddaughter - Islay and many many friends whom he considered family. Douglas always believed family was who and what you made it. There are no words that could ever truly reflect his wonderful talent for bringing laughter and making others feel special. He loved all things made of blue and white, cherished warm sunny days, and maintained spirituality with nature. There was nothing more he loved than being in good company, and will be cherished in memory as a teacher, actor, and outspoken supporter for the rights and freedoms of the LGBTQ community. In lieu of flowers, family ask that any donations in honour of Douglas can be made to the 519 Space for change at www.the519.org - They offer a multitude of programs to the LGBQT2S community in support of awareness and mental health.

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Micheline Lagacé

January 16, 2020

Cher Douglas,
Je t'ai connu comme podologue il y a cinq ans, mais on est vite devenus des amis.
Nos rencontres mensuelles vont me manquer..On riait beaucoup ensemble tout en parlant moitié français, moitié anglais mais on se comprenait et on s'amusait...

Reposes en paix Doug!!!

Kyle Freeman

January 16, 2020

I met Doug through a mutual friend. When I was visiting Montreal and was unexpectedly hospitalized. Doug, whom I hadn’t knew very well, made sure I was visited, comfortable, and well looked after. It was around Christmas time, and Doug gave me a gift, a red and white holiday pajama, which was so sweet. I still have these and will forever cherish them. Rest In Peace Doug.

Esther Blake

January 15, 2020

Kind and generous Doug,

I was deeply saddened to hear of your passing.

My condolences to David, Helen and family.

May you Rest In Peace Dear Friend

Esther & Murray

Kelly White

January 15, 2020

Doug words can not express my sadness to hear of your passing - gone way to soon my friend - I thank you so much for being such a good friend - so knowledgeable - your laughter contagious - RIP

Lorraine Lagacé

January 15, 2020

À toute la famille,
Toutes mes condoléances.
"Ce que le coeur a possédé, il ne le perdra jamais. " Henry Ward Beecher. Que l'attention de vos amis vous réconforte. Que le souvenir de l'être aimé guérisse votre coeur.
Lorraine Lagacé

Chris Dero

January 15, 2020

Douglas my friend, I am sorry to see you go. I will miss your impromptu massages and your sudden urges to break out and serenade us with an old Gallic song. You were a healer, a giver and a friend. Brining joy to my life, my kids and many others, even though there was none for you. We loved your surprise visits with a suitcase full of food and the wonderful meals you cooked for us. You were a ray of sunshine in my life and my kids. It’s with weary heart that I say goodby, but I do understand. May we meet again in the spirit world my friend, we’ll sing, we’ll laugh and drink blue sapphire gin.

Now rest in peace my brother.
Chris

Eric Descoteaux

January 14, 2020

My dear Douglas,

Thank you for having been part of my life and for listening to my issues with a sympathetic non-judgmental ear. You were so kind, gentle and loving. Perhaps a little too sensitive for this world with your heart on your sleeve. I will miss our reflexology sessions.

Repose en paix mon ami.

Eric
XOXO

Cindy Boyes-Rollin

January 14, 2020

Former colleague... FOREVER FRIEND...
Rest In Peace “Sir Douglas”...
You will be missed.

Cindy & Sylvon

Adam Cajilig

January 13, 2020

I miss you... Love Adam

François-René Dussault

January 12, 2020

I was very sad to learn you have left. Although we texted last year and had plans to meet in Montreal, it did not happen. I will remember those days when you lived next to my house in Ottawa and the nice dinners you were making. Or when we were going out and had such a good time. You will be missed. My condolences to your loved ones and particularly Katria and Celestin.

FROM THE FAMILY