Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home

8 Clyde Avenue, Sydney Mines, NS


William Calvin Donovan

July 19, 1962January 29, 2019

It is with broken hearts that we the family of Calvin Donovan regret to announce his passing on December 29, 2019 at Buchanan Memorial Hospital, Neil’s Harbour, NS. Calvin was born on July 19, 1962, he was the son of Long Tom and Evie Donovan. Calvin was one of the kindest individuals you would ever meet and he will be forever missed. Besides his parents, on October 8, 2019, Calvin was pre deceased by his niece Jenni. Left to mourn are his brothers; Raymond (Yvette), Jim (Michelle), Cliff (Anna) and David (Violet), also his sisters; Janet (Wayne), Darlene (Laurie) and Joanne (Bernie) as well as many nieces and nephews.

See you on the other side Brother.

Cremation will take place under the direction of Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will in July, 2020. Anyone wishing to share memories or condolences with Calvin’s family may do so by visiting www.fillmoreandwhitman.com.


  • Service to take place in July 2020


William Calvin Donovan

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Pat & Dawn Donovan

January 4, 2020

Calvin was in my first class as a teacher, a gentleman always, he was always a pleasure to be around , one of my favorite students. Our thoughts our with his family at this most difficult time. RIP my friend.
Pat & Dawn

Jeri and Buck Doucette/Hussey

January 4, 2020

So sorry to hear of Calvin's passing. We hadn't seen him around much but happened to see him over Christmas at the freshmart. Shocked to hear that he passed away just after that. All the best to the family.

Rick Jackson

January 4, 2020

Had the pleasure of knowing Calvin my entire life. Always greeted with a smile. A True friend to whoever had the pleasure of knowing him. Calvin will be sadly missed. Heartbreaking and so young. Rest in peace buddy. We will miss you. Condolences to Calvin's family. Hope you all find strength during this tough time. Thinking of you all !!

Patti (Hines) Murphy

January 4, 2020

Sincere condolences on the loss of your dear brother, Calvin.
I will never forget that sweet grin he had when he was a wee boy - always laughing!
I cannot possibly imagine the grief you are all going through - sending prayers for strength and comfort to your family. I am so very sorry for the pain you are going through.
Matthew 5:4 - Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Chantelle Blais

January 4, 2020

Big hugs for all of you.
I remember picking Calvin up hitchhiking once in a while and sharing a puff with him. Very kind, harmless soul for sure! Gone but won’t be forgotten.

MarySue Mackinnon

January 4, 2020

Sincere condolences to all. May each happy memory remain a joy in your hearts forever❤️