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Douglas George Coxon

June 3, 1931 — June 17, 2024

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Doug Coxon at Timberwalk Retirement Community, surrounded by family, having just celebrated his 93rd birthday. 

Son of the late Douglas and Daisy (nee Bethell). Beloved husband of 68 years to the late June (nee Cathcart) and cherished father to the late Judy (Ron Sparks). He leaves to mourn his daughters Debbie, Kathy (Mark MacDonald) and Sherri (Bill Haines). Dearly loved Poppa of Brenna (Sebastian) and Chet Koneczny (Camila); Russell (Erin), Andy (Karen) and Emeline Sparks (Steve); Madison (Simo) and Ryan MacDonald (Chloe); Alicia (Tyler) and Jessica Haines (Mitchell); and Great-Poppa of 12. 

Born and raised in “little” Ottawa, Doug knew almost everybody. He grew up in the local parks and rinks playing softball and hockey. He enjoyed a number of years playing professional hockey in the U.S. but chose to resettle in the Ottawa area with his growing family, much as he loved his hockey career. 

Doug joined the Ottawa Board of Education in 1960 where he oversaw the development of many new schools and managed operations, maintenance and transportation for the school board. He found a new passion around this time for golf and spent many years enjoying the game with friends and family. Hockey never left his heart and he found it again goaltending for the Ottawa Old Pros, travelling near and far for tournaments with June. On one tournament trip to Florida, Doug and June discovered St Pete Beach and made a decision to spend winters there for many years. 

More recently, Doug got to know the wonderful and caring people at Timberwalk Retirement Community. There were many that truly loved Doug and he was known as Poppa Coxon on the second floor. 

Doug was a loving, positive, funny, kind, and gentle man. His happiest moments were spent with his family and many friends. He will be so greatly missed and will forever be in our hearts. 

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 22nd, 2024, at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Rd., Nepean (between Bayshore & Baseline Rd.) from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Words of remembrance will be shared starting at 12:45 p.m. In honour of Doug’s love of golf, gentlemen are requested to wear golf shirts. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute or to the Alzheimer Society of Canada

To send flowers to the family in memory of Douglas George Coxon, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, June 22, 2024

12:30 - 2:30 pm (Eastern time)

Tubman Funeral Homes - Garden Chapel Nepean

3440 Richmond Road, Nepean, ON K2H 8H7

Words of Remembrance will be shared starting at 12:45 p.m.

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