August 10, 1932 - December 10, 2012 Born Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, August 10, 1932, to Edmond (Ted) Hamilton and Margaret Jane Hoskins (nee Christie). Died Monday, December 10, 2012, at 4:10 p.m. in the Ottawa General Hospital of pneumonia. Husband of Diane Isabel (nee Simpson); loving father of Christie Dawn (Michael Disley), Hunt Hamilton (Micheline Nehme) and Donata Diane (Robert Leuenberger); proud grandfather of Philip and Simon Leuenberger, doting Wai Gong of Isabella Xin Huan Disley, and dear brother to Jean Harkness (Ken) of Calgary. Common-law partner for 20 years of Margaret Ann Pearcy; good friend to Adrienne Pearcy McCallan (Michael) and fond "Poppa" of Declan and Isla McCallan.
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Radio and television newsman, pioneering public relations professional, enterprising entrepreneur. Although he travelled the world, he remained a Prairie boy at heart. Friend to many and "thorn in the side" to a few others, Don leaves behind a huge hole in our lives. A celebration of his life will be held on Wednesday, December 19, 2012, in Le Salon at the National Arts Center from 1 to 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Don's memory to the Don H. Hoskins APR bursary administered by Algonquin College, the Ottawa General Hospital in gratitude for their excellent care over the years, the SADS Foundation or to the charity of your choice.
To send condolences please visit: http://memorial.yourtribute.com/donhoskins/. We encourage you to share your thoughts at that site.
Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Dec. 13, 2012