Ovila Doiron, 73, formerly of Moncton, passed away peacefully at the Villa Providence in Shediac on Wednesday September 6, 2017 after a valiant battle with cancer. Born on July 25, 1944 in Dupuis Corner, he was the son of the late Ola and Marie-Anne (Breau) Doiron.
In his younger years, Ovila was a fisherman and a welder. He later obtained a bachelor’s degree in Social Services from l’Université de Moncton, and amongst others, certification in NLP and Hypnotherapy. Over the years, he continued to study and practice in natural energy healing therapy. Ovila was most comfortable in nature, especially by the ocean. He often mentioned his special attachment to Vancouver, where he lived and worked for several years. He was an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous for more than 47 years, where he met special friends who became like family to him.
Ovila is survived by three sisters: Jeannita (Tom Tendam) of Grand Barachois, Bernice Siddiqui of Belleville, and Marie-Mai (late André Richard) of Richibouctou Village; three brothers: Edgar (Cecile Babineau) of Grand Barachois, Normand (Julia Gautreau) of Dieppe, and Gilles of Toronto; a half-sister, Carol Leger of Cocagne, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Aside from his parents, he was predeceased by a brother Guy (Georgina) from Belleville.
The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to the staff of The Moncton Hospital Oncology Department and the Villa Providence for their good care provided to Ovila.
In respect to Ovila's wishes, there will be no visitation. A private celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Frenette Funeral and Cremation Centre, Moncton. In memory of Ovila, a contribution to the Villa Providence would be appreciated.
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