Obituary of Doug Billing
On August 23, 2023, the world grew a little quieter as we said goodbye to a man who could light up any room with his smile and wit, Doug Billing.
Doug was born on May 22, 1939 in Ottawa ON the son of Jack and LaRue Billing. Raised in Cornwall with his adored brother John, he was a gifted athlete whose gridiron exploits led to him to the University of North Carolina and later St. Francis Xavier. He was enshrined in both the Cornwall and Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame – a testament to his talent and dedication.
Doug came to Brockville to teach at the newly opened Thousand Islands Secondary School where he touched the lives of thousands of students as a Teacher, Guidance Counsellor, and the role most special to him – Coach.
While in Brockville he met the love of his life Linda and they raised three sons in a town he was immensely proud to call home. The Billing homestead was a special place fondly remembered by many friends and family where the door was always open and the environment was welcoming.
In 2015, Doug said goodbye to his beloved Linda, but he continued to find joy in life. He moved to Kingston, where he could enjoy the company of his dear brother, with breathtaking views of Lake Ontario and the majestic St. Lawrence River.
He leaves a cavernous hole in the lives of sons Sean (Nancy), Ryan (Lindsay), Brent (Lindsay) brother John (Suzanne) and his two beloved grandchildren Cameron and Harper. In keeping with his wishes, a celebration of life will be held at the Keystorm Pub in Brockville ON (2 Court House Ave) on Saturday September 23rd from 3pm-5pm. In keeping with Doug’s personality, you are invited to stay after this time and celebrate a man that impacted so many.
Celebrating the Life of Doug
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