Gavin, Douglas (Sonny)
March 15, 2020


1938 – 2020

It is with a heavy heart that we share the passing of beloved husband and father, Douglas (Sonny) Gavin. Survived by his loving and devoted wife of 44 years, Carol (Kryszpin). He will be sadly missed and always remembered by his children Veronica (wife to Charles), Michael (husband to Karen), and Melissa Joy. along with his 4 grandchildren, Joshua, Gerrick, William, and Edwin. As well as his brother Keith. As you leave us to take your evening walks in heaven, you will forever be the sonshine in our hearts. Heartfelt gratitude and thanks to the staff and volunteers of the West Island Palliative Care Residence for their loving care, and kindness.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 19 between 7-9 p.m. at Voluntas Commemoration, 4695 boul. St-Jean, Dollard-Des-Ormeaux Qc H9H 2A7. There will also be a service held at the same location on Friday, March 20 at 11:00 am. to be followed by his final resting at Notre-Dame-Des-Neiges Cemetery, 4601 Cote-Des-Neiges, Montreal Qc H3V 1E7.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the West Island Palliative Care Residence, or the Canadian Cancer Society.

Arr. entrusted to Voluntas ( | (514) 695-7979).


Voluntas Commémoration

4695, boul. St-Jean, Dollard-des-Ormeaux (Qc) H9H 2A7

Thursday, March 19, 2020 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm


Voluntas Commémoration

4695, boul. St-Jean, Dollard-des-Ormeaux (Qc) H9H 2A7

Friday, March 20, 2020 at 11:00 am

9 responses

  1. Miriam and George Seeger

    March 17, 2020 at 1:07 pm

    My husband and I would like to give our condolence to all the Gavin family. We will remember Sonny as a gentle and beloved man. May God be with him and hold hands with the fa,ily through this time.

  2. Ross Findleton

    March 17, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    17 March,2020 15:40
    Dear Carol, Please accept my most sincere and profound condolences on Sonny’s passing. I will miss his passing by on his long walks each day. As difficult as it is for you now there will be better days ahead. Time is on your side and a great healing force. You know I speak from experience. May GOD bless you and keep you in his grace. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

  3. Tracy Wilson

    March 18, 2020 at 8:59 am

    Dearest Gavin Family, Sending you warmth through these trying times. Mr Gavin stopped by everytime he walked past our house in the evenings and always had a witty comment or a kind message to share before putting his earphones back on to continue on his way. Treasure the memories. Heartfelt condolences to all of you, Tracy and family

  4. Jon Dy

    March 18, 2020 at 11:23 am

    My condolences to the Gavin family during this difficult time.

    Jon Dy & Danielle Sloukji

  5. Tina Burns

    March 18, 2020 at 2:17 pm

    Dear Carol. My deepest condolences to you and your family during this very sad and difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. Nicole & Bob Walker

    March 19, 2020 at 11:06 am

    Bob and I offer our condolences to you Carol and your family. Sonny was a wonderful man, a great grandfather and always full of life. He will always bring back fond memories. In these trying times, Carol you will be in our thoughts and prayers. We love you.

  7. Ken Annable

    March 19, 2020 at 11:07 am

    My condolences to the Gavin family. I have many memories of Sonny and Keith from our days at Unity Boys club and Stayner park.

  8. Monique Noiseux , Daniel Morissette et la famille

    March 19, 2020 at 6:18 pm

    Sincères condoléances à toute la famille .
    Nous pensons beaucoup à vous Charles et Veronica

  9. Maurice Pallone

    March 20, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    Dear Carol, I was so sorry to learn the news. Sonny was the epitome of a true gentleman. Always kind, considerate and a pleasure to speak with. Our sincere sympathies go out to you and the entire family. Take care,


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