Douglas John Geairns of Ottawa, passed away peacefully at the Cornwall Community Hospital on the morning of July 24th after a quick and tough fight with pancreatic cancer.
Doug was a generous man with an infectious smile, had a goofy sense of humor, and was always willing to be the helpful handy-man. He loved camping, fishing, hockey, aviation, ghost stories, his truck and his power tools. He was rarely seen without a hat on his head, enjoyed hosting wing night and having a pint at his favourite pub, Liam Maguire's.
He was in the HVAC industry for over 30 years, was valued by his customers, and loyal to his company (Master Group) with work on his mind until the very end.
Doug is survived by his loving wife Dawn, his beloved children Katie and Jamie (Kayla), his twin sister Kim Picard (Dave) and the grandchildren he adored, Ryleigh & Blake. He will be missed by nieces and nephews Erin, Kevin, Jessica and Liam, sister-in-law Darlene (Bill) and his dogs, Murphy & Charlie. Doug also leaves behind a cherished family in England (Michael & Joan Mills, Ken & Jo Mills, cousins Traci, Heidi, Gail & Calum), wonderful friends and neighbours.
A celebration of life will be held at Liam Maguire's Pub (1705 St. Laurent Blvd, Ottawa) on September 24th at 3:00pm. At a later date his ashes will be transported to England where he will be scattered to rest with his late parents, Pamela and Mark.