Downing, Bruce

Feb 13, 2017

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Bruce Downing on February 10, 2017 at the age of 67.  He was predeceased by his wife, Dale Milway. Bruce was the beloved father of Stephen, Christina (Mark Reece) and Andrew (Alice Wegmueller), the proud grandfather to Kathryn, Chloe and Brielle and cherished companion of Diane Thibault. He also leaves to mourn his siblings, Edna (Drummond), Richard (the late Nancy), Gordon (Barbara), Tom (Kathy) and Norman (Ellie) as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Bruce was born in Hawkesbury, Ontario and grew up in Kilmar. He married Dale and settled in Harrington where they raised their family and were an integral part of the community.  Bruce was an astute businessman and with Dale, Tom, Stephen and Andrew, built the family business from small beginnings into the successful companies of Downing Drilling and Eastern Ontario Diamond Drilling. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Desforges Funeral Home, 188 rue Principale, Grenville, QC (819) 242-2113. Funeral will be held in the Grenville Catholic Church (Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs), Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 1PM. Visitation Friday, February 17, 2017 from 2 to 5 PM and 7 to 9 PM. Saturday the family will be at church from 11:30 AM for condolences. Condolences may be sent online by visiting In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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