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Sears, (George) Douglas

SEARS, (George) Douglas

1935 - 2021

SEARS, (George) Douglas

February 3, 1935 – July 2, 2021

The family of Doug Sears is deeply saddened to announce his death on July 2, 2021 in Ottawa at the Élisabeth Bruyère Hospital. Born to Doug and Opal Sears in Campbellton, New Brunswick he grew up in Baie Comeau, Quebec and obtained his BBA at the University of New Brunswick in 1958. He later moved to Ottawa in 1958 to work for the federal government. In September 1959 he married Mary Alma Morton from Stanley, New Brunswick. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Mary, their two children, Laurie Tennian (Tom), Tim Sears (Liza), three much loved grandchildren Neil and Andrew Tennian and Sofia Sears, and by his dear sister, Katherine Tompkins (Stephen).

He was active in the local community and in 1991 he ran for City Councillor. He was also active in the UNB Association of Ottawa, past President of the Ottawa Valley Curling Association and he was member emeritus of the Governor General’s Curling Club.

Doug will be missed by many curlers with whom he shared his vast curling knowledge. He was renowned for his quick wit and boundless sense of humour.

A private family burial ceremony will take place at a later date. Thanks are extended to the professionals at Carefor and the palliative care staff at Élisabeth Bruyèrefor their compassionate care.

Donations are welcome at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute or the Élisabeth BruyèrePalliative Care Unit.  

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UNB Red Bombers Football Club

Doug's Red Bombers family were saddened to hear the news of his passing. Our deepest sympathies to Mary and all the family. We will remember Doug at our Opening Ceremonies of our Home Opener this season on the Fredericton campus.

brian freeman, July 10, 2021

Laurie and Tom Tenian

So sad to hear of Doug’s passage to heaven. Doug was a special individual and steadfastly worked to understand and improve everything he took interest in. He and I endured many public and private debates but never were we far apart. I can already envision his discussion with Saint Peter! Although it is customary to say “Rest in Peace”, I know that is not Doug’s style.

My condolences.

Gary Seveny, July 10, 2021

The Sears Family

One never had trouble talking with Doug. He was always interested in what one had to say.
You always knew you would meet him at a curling event no matter how big or how small.
The last time I talked with him was at the Kingston Brier.
The loss of this past curling season precluded seeing him.
A pity.

Joe pavia, July 11, 2021

Laurie Tennian

Hugs to you and your family Laurie. Knowing you for as long as I have, there is no doubt that you brought much joy and pride to your father. :)

Karen Timoshuk, July 12, 2021

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