Dugas, Yvon Joseph

It is with deep heartache that we announce the passing of Yvon Dugas of Brantford, originally of Belliveau Cove, Nova Scotia. He passed away suddenly at the Brantford General Hospital on May 10, 2022, at the age of 68. He is survived by life partner and soulmate, Sherry Kitchen and her son Chris Allman. Yvon was the loving and devoted father to his only daughter and best friend Melissa (Sean), Marcy, and Pappy to their children Lauren, Ryder, Blake and Natalie. His constant presence in their lives will be dearly missed.

He was the third child born to the late Edmond and Elizabeth (Boudreau) on July 17, 1953, in Belliveau Cove, Nova Scotia. He was a proud Acadian. The majority of his family, and a large part of his heart remains in Nova Scotia. He often talked about returning ‘home’, and his ashes will be laid to rest at the St. Bernard cemetery alongside those of his mother and father. He is survived by brothers and sisters; Jean (Dale), Louise (Jim), Yvette (Earl), Paul (Lila) and Odette (late Allen Cooper), as well as many nieces and nephews that he loved dearly.

In his younger days he was a bit of a hippy and liked to have drinks with friends. In his 20’s he moved from Nova Scotia to Toronto as a newly trained electrician to find work. It was where he met Sherry, and when Melissa came into the world, he knew Ontario was where he would stay. Yvon was the ultimate handyman and would lend a hand to anyone in need of help. He enjoyed his early working days and would reminisce about times with his colleagues at Chicago Rawhide, Wescast Industries and Maidstone Bakeries. In his later years he was a homebody who lived simply, humbly, and gave freely to those few he kept close. His retirement years were filled with pain and one health challenge after the next; but through it all this gentle man never gave up on hope, never complained; and freely doled out smiles, hugs, and love.

There will be a celebration of life in Brantford, and St. Bernard at a later date. In lieu of flowers or donations, please pay it forward. Buy someone a coffee in line or pick up a tab. Make sure to tell your loved ones how much they mean every day. Be the light and love that Yvon was.

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