LLOYD, Douglas Michael December 9, 1960 – October 14, 2016 Passed away suddenly on October 14, 2016 at the tender and vibrant age of 55. Survived by his beloved and loving wife Anne MacDonald; daughters Emma Rhiannon (Sergei Ossokine) of Berlin, Germany, Mary Rhosyn (Mark Lister) of Ottawa and son Graydon Dombowsky of Ottawa; Beloved Brother Stewart McBean (Deb) of Kingston, ON; mother Delores (aka Dolly) (nee Robillard) of London, ON; and sister Pilsu-qua, of London, ON. Doug was recently predeceased by his father, Kenneth Douglas Lloyd of London, ON. Doug was delightedly looking forward to a new chapter in his life, as a doting Grandpa to Mary and Mark's child-to-be, affectionately called "Nugget." Doug will be greatly missed by his best friend and hiking-buddy extraordinaire, Joe Albert (Catherine). Recently, after many years of their joyfully happy relationship, Doug was thrilled to marry his longtime love, Anne, in a private and intimate ceremony at home, in front of the fireplace, with Grady, Mary and Mark in attendance. It was a perfect day. Doug was an independent consultant for many years, running his company, Cambrian Consulting. In the early days, his areas of expertise included Project Management (in particular Major Crown Projects), Strategic Advice, Procurement, and even Unix scripting and testing. Doug joined the Public Service later in life and held many fascinating positions including leading the Financial Systems Authority (TBS), and as the Chief Financial Officer at the Immigration and Refugee Board. Doug's last position at the Department of National Defense (DND) brought him great pleasure. There he filled multiple Director General roles including Infrastructure, Environment and Engineering Services, as well as Nuclear Safety and Fire Safety. Working at DND was like returning home for him as he was so proud of the many happy, formative years he spent as a young man in the Army Reserves. Doug also served as a Trustee for Zone 4 of the Ottawa Carleton District School Board from 2008 to 2010, somehow fitting a part-time job into his already busy work life. He always ensured he was there for his family and made it look pretty easy in the process. It was this work that helped Doug to earn a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubillee medal. In keeping with his giving nature, Doug invested countless hours mentoring others, both professionally and personally. He happily provided guidance, his wisdom, natural leadership, and a willingness to invest time in others that was to the benefit of all who knew him. Doug's highly active mind inspired him every day to understand and seek answers to small and large questions, and virtually every challenge in between. That big, beautiful brain also meant that Doug would, on occasion, surprise us with a change of direction and seek out a new career path with new things to learn. In his late 30s, after years of successful consulting, Doug started and completed his MBA at the University of Ottawa. In his 40s he earned his Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation and, just one year ago, Doug successfully defended his PhD thesis, "AN N-DIMENSIONAL MODEL FOR PREDICTING SUCCESS AND FAILURE IN CANADIAN INDUSTRY," at Szent István University, in Budapest, Hungary, proudly achieving the highest possible honours. He was also a talented guitar player and loved technology gadgets and toys with the curiosity and glee of a youngster. Doug lived and loved large. A brilliant man with a razor quick sense of humour and timing, Doug delighted in the company of his family, friends and co-workers. Doug's tireless energy had him bounding through the office hallways and his personality filled any room he was in. He cared about people, was an inspiring leader, and tried to affect positive change wherever he could. Today, there is a shocked vacuum in the many lives Doug touched. Tomorrow and forever, there will be warm reflective smiles upon the faces of everyone who were blessed to know the man, be loved by him, and count him as a friend. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at the Pinecrest Visitation Centre (2500 Baseline Road, Ottawa) from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. A Celebration of Doug's Life will be held on Thursday, October 20 in the Pinecrest Chapel at 4:30 p.m. A Reception will follow. Doug always loved fresh flowers. In celebration of Doug, we encourage friends to send flowers, or else make a donation to the charity of their choosing. Online condolences may be made at www.colefuneralservices.com .
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