Douglas Malcolm Joseph Gorman

December 6, 1949 to August 11, 2020


Passed away suddenly in his home on August 11, 2020 at the age of 70.  Predeceased by his parents Louis and Catherine Gorman, infant sister Kathleen and brother Louis, and mother-in-law Pearl Avery.  Left with fond and loving memories son Chris (Andrea), cherished granddaughter Alexia, sisters Christine Brittain (Ray Perks), Mary Lou Hickey (Patrick), Patricia McGraw (Emery), and Chris’ mother Jocilyn Gorman, and extended family Hubert and Dianne Butt and a wonderful circle of friends.  Doug connected with and had an impact on so many; his legacy of caring and thoughtfulness will continue.  Following Doug’s wishes, cremation has taken place and no service will be held.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Doug’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.


The world will be a quieter place with you not in it.  We are certain that wherever you are now, you have all the best channels, delicious chocolate and no more pain. You will always be with us.


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I knew Doug in our early years at CiIBC and am proud to say I stood for him at his wedding.. We had many wild and wonderful experiences as we maneuvered our way through early adulthood experiencing friendship and struggling to find our place in society. Sadly we lost touch over the years but the memories remain. I am saddened to know there is one less of that happy band that existed in what now seems so long ago. Rest in peace Friend. Ron Randell

Deepest sympathies to Doug’s family. I enjoyed seeing Doug’s face pop into my office door with a story, hockey update or some tidbit of info. Such a friendly man with the biggest smile and heart. May he rest in peace. He will be missed

I knew Doug through my years at grad school and bitters. He was a kind man, supportive, and quick with a joke. I was employed at Bitters despite my inability to cook, and he laughed as he told me he didn’t replace the kitchen knives until I left, for fear that I would chop off a finger given sharper utensils. He was right, as always, and his sense of humour made that place welcoming to all. My sincerest condolences.

Doug was a kind and pleasant man. I shared a desk with him at Service Canada as a part time staff. He always shared a joke or two before the beginning of my shift. May his gentle soul rest in peace and pray that God grants his family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

My sincere condolences to Douglas’ family and friends. I worked with Doug in the Call Centre at Service Canada. He was a very humble man and loved to share stories and tell jokes. I will miss him dearly.

Sorry for hear of your father’s passing.

Sorry for the Loss of your father
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So sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. I have so many fond memories of him from my time at grad school. He made Bitters feel like a second home for so many of us. He had a smile for everyone, gave great advice, threw a mean trivia night, and had the best staff parties (which he sometimes allowed us non-staffers attend). He had the patience of Job and a heart of gold. He will be missed.. My sincere and heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.

I’ll miss knowing you’re in this world. Always remember our good times. Take care my friend.

You looked after many of us who happened to work with and for you during our Graduate degrees at Memorial. Whether we were GSU members, employees or residents, or simply students, you always put us in the forefront and kept things running. May you rest in peace! My sincerest condolences to the family and friends.

Very sad to hear of Doug’s passing. We had the privilege to work with Doug at the Graduate Students Union at Memorial University. Doug was a great friend and he will be missed. Our deepest condolences to his family and friends in NL.

I was so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. Worked with Doug at Service Canada. We did our training together and I could tell he was a bright man. During our work together he often made me laugh with his dry sense of humor.

Wishing the happiest memories of Doug to his friends and family at this time.

Very saddened to hear of Doug’s passing. I trained with Doug at Service Canada and had the great opportunity to get to know him well. I will treasure his memory. He was a good man with a big heart. It was evident in every conversation how much he valued his family and adored his grand-daughter. Sincere condolences to his family.

I connected with Doug during his time with Service Canada. I grew to enjoy our conversations and have often wondered how he was doing since he left.. So sad to hear about his passing. Sincere condolences to his family.

When I moved here in 2006 I knew no one. At Bitters, Doug welcomed me with a kindness that few come to possess. I will always be grateful to Doug’s gift of belonging and fellowship., without which at that critical time my life would have been much different. And I am surely just one of many whose lives were impacted the same way. Our deepest condolences to Doug’s family and loved ones.

Saddened to hear of Doug’s passing. He was my prof first at MUN and later a colleague at Service Canda. He was a kind man and always up for a chat. He will be missed.

Sorry for your loss.

Doug was a pleasure to work with during his time at Service Canada. He was great to talk with and see on a daily bases.

Doug was a wonderful guy who devoted himself to students, both teaching and managing at Bitters. We always had a good time there, and he will be missed by many.

I am so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. I have nothing but found memories of him during my time at MUN. My sincerest condolences to his family and friends.

Heartfelt Condolences to his family. He was a wonderful man to work with at MUN (BItters) and will be missed.

Doug was a character and a wonderful person I was lucky enough to work with at the Graduate Students Union and Service Canada. He was a kind friend and I am saddened to learn of him passing. My most heartfelt condolences to his family, especially his Son Chris, and Granddaughter who he so loved. Heartbreaking to learn of my friends passing.

Sorry for your loss.

Doug was a pleasure to work with during his time at Service Canada, he was hard-working and dedicated to the clients he served. He was always up for a chat about hockey, especially if it involved the Leafs. Doug will certainly be missed.