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Daniel James "Dan" VanBuskirk

December 7, 1965 ~ April 12, 2021 (age 55)


VANBUSKIRK, Daniel James "Dan"


It is with profound sadness that we announce Dan's sudden passing on Monday, April 12, 2021 at the young age of 55. Predeceased by his father Daniel "Van", he was the beloved son of Cathy and a loving brother to Cindy, Shelley (Chris) and Kim McRae (Chris). He was a devoted uncle to his nephew Carter and niece Sutton. He treated them like his own and spent many chilly mornings and afternoons cheering from the stands at the local hockey rink. Dan will be remembered as a kind and compassionate colleague and a friend to many. He was known for his attention to detail, his dry humour and ensuring the correct spelling of his last name. Beyond his love and pride for Carter and Sutton, Dan loved his truck, his collection of watches, and simple times around the campfire near the ocean on the east coast, which is where he felt most at home. Dan was deeply loved and will be sadly missed by all those who shared his life. 

A private family celebration of his life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Big Brothers Big Sisters Ottawa. Dan was a Big Brother in Toronto many years ago and greatly enjoyed his time with the organization. 



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Big Brothers Big Sisters Ottawa
645 Woodroffe Ave., Room 12, Nepean ON K2G 1W2
Tel: 1-613-247-4776

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