In Celebration of

Donald Rea Nesbitt

October 6, 1943 -  August 9, 2020

Nepean Fire Platoon Chief of 35 years (Ret.)

Donnie passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, August 9, 2020 with his family by his side. Beloved husband of 46 years to the late Brenda Bleeks and second husband of 2 years to Clare O’Connor. Loving father of Wade (Tricia), Kristy (Ralph) and Ryan. Stepfather to Shivaun (Eric) and Robbie. Cherished and adored grandfather of Brayden, Nolan, Parker, Carter and step grandfather of Lily, Cambrie and Sydney.

Donnie will be dearly missed by his twin brother Doug (Wendy) and his sisters Elaine (Roger) and Penny (Gordie) as well as many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brother Gary. Donnie was known to be a kind and generous man. He had a great sense of humor and an infectious laugh. Although no longer by our sides, he will forever be in our hearts.

Due to Covid restrictions there will be no visitations and private funeral arrangements have been made for immediate family members only. If desired memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Ottawa Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at


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Peter Cory 

Entered August 11, 2020 from Westmeath, ON

My deepest sympathies to the Nesbitt family. Donnie was my Platoon Chief in Nepean for several years. RIP brother

Gordon West (Coworker)

Entered August 11, 2020

Rest In Peace

Roger & Dale LaBrash (Fellow firefighter)

Entered August 11, 2020 from Ottawa

So sorry to hear of Donny's passing. He will surely be missed. Always remember his great smile and sense of humour. RIP.

Boyd Somerville (Dear friend and co worker ��)

Entered August 11, 2020 from Almonte Ont

Donnie was a great friend and we stayed in touch right up to this year, my sincere condolences to Clare and family...RIP MY FRIEND...😢🚒

JeffBowes (Friend)

Entered August 11, 2020 from Richmond, On

So sad to hear. Wonderful man to work for. RIP


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