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Orr, Douglas Kenneth

Born: Jun 19, 1951

Date of Passing: Jun 30, 2021

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ORR: Douglas Kenneth Orr, June 19, 1951–June 30, 2021. With heavy hearts, we announce that Douglas passed away on June 30, 2021 Brandon Regional Health Care Center at the age of 70 years. Douglas is lovingly remembered by his life companion of 30 years Maureen Barrett nee Hossack; his children Isaac Orr and Amanda Newman nee Orr (Brent); Grandchildren Rebecca Orr, Lawrence Newman, Nathaniel Newman, Connor Newman; Siblings John Orr and Sheila Popoff. Douglas is predeceased by his mother, Dorothy Orr nee Harness, and father, Kenneth Orr, as well as brothers George Orr (Joyce) and James Orr (Debbie). Douglas was born and raised in Souris, Manitoba and moved to Brandon with his young family in the early 1980's. Doug was a painter in construction by trade, but he loved learning and educated himself thoroughly on the wide variety of things that interested him, learning many skills throughout his life. He pursued his love of guitar throughout his life, inspired by his hero and mentor Chet Atkins. Doug's deep voice and stage presence made him a legend in his own right. He was a picker and a grinner and signed his name with the designation "CGP". He was a kind and compassionate man with desire to help people in need. One of his life passions was his work with Helping Hands in Brandon. In lieu of flowers it is suggested that those who desire make a donation to the Helping Hands Centre in Doug's memory. Douglas' family kindly requests that his friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour his memory by visiting his tribute page at A photo-biography, as well as memories and stories published by those who knew him, will be available there. In accordance with their wishes, cremation and interment has taken place and a graveside service will be held July 9, 2021.

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As published in Brandon Sun on Jul 31, 2021

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Doug was a wonderful person. Such a kind and generous man. I will always remember his kind eyes and smile. Thank you, Doug, for welcoming me into your home and being a friend. - Posted by: Andrea Dransfield (Friend) on: Aug 01, 2021

  • Dougs kindness, knowledge, and humour will not be forgotten. I feel honoured to have been able to have gotten to know Doug. I will miss that friendly voice through the fence, followed by a nice chat. You will be very much missed. 💕 - Posted by: Amanda (Neighbor ) on: Aug 01, 2021

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