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Doreen Agnes Davitsky

November 7, 1937 — April 29, 2023


The family of Doreen Agnes Davitsky is saddened to announce her passing at age 85 in Georgetown, Ontario, following a brief illness. Doreen was born November 7, 1937 in Fort William, Ontario (Thunder Bay) to Roy and Jean Ohlgren. She lived most of her life in Thunder Bay and Kapuskasing, with several winters spent in Finland when her first husband Joe Wirkkunen was coaching hockey. In her later years, Doreen moved to Acton to be closer to her daughter and grandchildren.

Over her lifetime, Doreen enjoyed dancing, skiing, roller skating, gardening, golfing, and playing bridge. She was an avid reader, created beautiful handwoven textiles, and knitted hundreds of mittens for donation.

She was predeceased by her parents, her brother John (at birth), her sister-in-law Lenore Ohlgren, and by her husband Steve Davitsky. She is survived by her brother Don Ohlgren (Anne) of Victoria, BC, daughter Vicki Firth (Jim) of Acton, grandchildren Nicholas and Alyssa, nieces Nancy Burt and Heather Andrews and their families, and stepdaughters Laura Nilsen and Lynda Prinzo and their families. She will be greatly missed by family and lifelong friends.

In honour of her wishes, a funeral service will not be held. A family memorial will take place at a later date.

Doreen was a long-serving member of the Kapuskasing Public Library Board and the Friends of the Library. Should you wish to make a memorial donation, please direct it to your local public library or literacy organization.

To send flowers to the family in memory of Doreen Agnes Davitsky, please visit our flower store.


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