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With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of David Dollin on May 1, 2015 at home after a too short battle with cancer. David leaves behind his wife Nicole, his daughter Heather, his son-in-law Joshua and his grandchildren, Katie, Megan and Alexander. David was a long-time Ottawa bookseller and he will be greatly missed by his numerous friends and acquaintances. At David's request there will be a Celebration of Life to be held at Christ Church Cathedral Hall, 414 Sparks St. on May 14, 2015 from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Salvation Army or The Ottawa General Chemotherapy Unit would be greatly appreciated.

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Published in Ottawa Citizen on May 7, 2015.
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June 1, 2015
Thank you everyone for your kind words.
Nicole Dollin and family
May 19, 2015
Dear Nicky,
So sorry to hear of your loss.
Janis McNeal
May 19, 2015
Chère Nicky,
Un mot de sympathie pour toi et ta famille... Je viens d'apprendre le décès de David. Il y a bien longtemps que nous nous sommes vues mais mes pensées sont avec toi en ces moments difficiles.
Louise French
May 19, 2015
I am so sorry to hear this news. I just learned of David's passing this morning and I can't believe it. David was always a huge part of Writer's Fest for me. Always friendly and learned about all the books around him. The festival won't be the same without David. My deepest condolences to you all.
Lucy van Oldenbarneveld
May 14, 2015
a wonderul celebration of life with laughs, tears, music and a bottomless glass.
Chris Dowell
May 14, 2015
Dear Nicole,
Heartfelt condolences to you and your family, from all of us at the Wakefield La Pêche Writers Festival. We so appreciated David's vibrancy and great love of the written word and writers, his bonhomie, and the way he always went above and beyond in helping and mentoring us. With you by his side. We will remember him.

Thanks, David, for helping to make our last year's inaugural Festival such as success. Read on, good friend.
Hélène Giroux
May 14, 2015
In the late 70s, working together downstairs in Shirley Leishman Books, Dave and I had many rousing literary discussions. Dave hosted the launch of my travel memoir, House Inside the Waves at Nick Hoare Books. He became one of Ottawa's premiere book sellers, even when bookstores started to disappear. Dave will be missed by all Ottawa book lovers.
Rick Taylor
May 13, 2015
Dave & Dave at The Earl for lunch
Ryan O'Connor
May 12, 2015
Dear Nicky,
I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved husband David. Hugs to you and your family.
David Saleh
May 12, 2015
Dear Nicky,
So very sorry to hear of David's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Do take care.
Anne Smith
May 11, 2015
Very sorry to hear of Davids passing.
Nigel Beale
May 11, 2015
Nicky, I was saddened to learn of David's passing. He led such a wonderful trip to Ireland, with many happy memories. My condolences to you and your family.
Sheila Smith
May 11, 2015
David was a great supporter of Bywords, doing more than he had to do to ensure that our chapbooks were available at the Writers Fest book table. he was easy to work with & always friendly. it's going to be odd not seeing him at the festival. he made a vital contribution to Ottawa's literary community. my condolences to his family & friends.
Amanda Earl
May 10, 2015
Dear Nicky
My heart goes out to you and your family, I'm so sorry
Brenda Fraser
Brenda Fraser
May 10, 2015
I am a stranger to his surviving family, but also a grateful customer of longstanding. I knew him through the Writers Festival for the most part, and poorly at that. My thanks for his work, and I wish you who outlive him well.
Dwight Williams
May 9, 2015
He shall be missed. He loved books and he knew books. RIP
Anu Bose
May 8, 2015
Dearest Nicky, though Louise and I are not there in person you know that our hearts are with you. We will remember Dave together when we return. In the mean time stay strong. Love.. Jack and Louise
May 8, 2015
David inspired my kids To read even more than they did when he ran the bookstore in Place d'Orleans. Judith Gould
May 7, 2015
Dear Nicole,

Only two years ago we shared a Xmas dinner with you and Dave on the Caribbean cruise. I have known Dave since 1976 when he was at Leishman Books. He was a wonderful man. Please accept Vivian's and my condolences.
Josef Jurkovic
May 7, 2015
I will really miss him.
Mike Mason
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