Welcome to the memorial page for

Kevin Thomas Donovan

January 19, 1976 ~ September 7, 2017 (age 41)


Kevin T. “Dabber” Donovan   41

Sydney Mines

With heavy hearts, we the family announce the sudden passing of Kevin Thomas “Dabber” Donovan, age 41 years, beloved son, father, brother, uncle and nephew on Thursday, September 7, 2017.

Born in Sydney Mines on January 19, 1976, he was the son of Harold Donovan and the late Lillian (Keigan) Donovan.  Kevin enjoyed biking, playing baseball and spending time with his family and friends, but most of all Kevin loved being with his cherished children. Kevin was a member of the Labourers Union Local 183.

Besides his father Harold Donovan, he is survived by his three children, Erika, Kevin and Sophie, his partner Sheila O’Handley, his step-children Emma and Sirena, his brother Billy (Amelia), his nephews Coady, Nicholas, Tristan and Billy and a large number of aunts, uncles and cousins.

Kevin was predeceased by his mother Lillian (Keigan) Donovan, his sister Susan Roxanne, his maternal grandparents Ernie & Lillian Keigan and paternal grandparents Margaret & Tim Donovan. 

There will be no visitation by request.  A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Joseph Church, North Sydney with Rev. Patrick O’Neill officiating.  Burial will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney.Memorial donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Online condolences may be sent to     





Charitable donations may be made to:

Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia
2717 Gladstone Street, Suite 112, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 0A4,
Tel: 1-902-422-7961 Ext 259

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia
Parklane Mall Level 3, 245-5657 Spring Graden Rd, Halifax NS B3J9Z9

 Service Information

Funeral Liturgy
September 12, 2017

10:00 AM
St. Joseph Church
Archibald Avenue
North Sydney, Nova Scotia B2A 1L9

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