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Donald Hollington

Obituary of Donald James Hollington

Donald James Hollington, age 71, passed away peacefully on May 6th, 2021, surrounded by family at his home on Dog Lake, in Battersea, Ontario after a short yet courageous battle with lung cancer.


Don was born on May 18th, 1949, in Exeter, Ontario to Margaret Rita (Mabel) Paul and Raymond Claude Hollington. Born into a military family, he spent much of his childhood in Ottawa, Ontario.


Don earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from St. Thomas University (Fredericton, New Brunswick) and his Officer’s Commission while completing ROTP (Regular Officer Training Plan) with The Canadian Armed Forces in 1970.


Don began his career as a pilot with The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) in 1966. After an exciting tenure with the RCAF, he turned to commercial aviation joining Air Canada in 1980 while living in Hudson, Quebec. Don moved his family to Kingston, Ontario where he retired as Captain in 2006.


Never one to sit still, upon retirement, Don opened a seafood restaurant in Kingston aptly titled “The Captain’s Plate”. His next project became the dream renovation of his idyllic lake house on Dog Lake nestled in Battersea, Ontario.


Don is survived by his wife Catherine (née Westcott) and their children Shawnna (Josh), Adrianne, Katelyn, and Maxwell, along with his children Jason (James), Chad (Tracy) and Kyra (Phil), from a previous marriage. He is also survived by his cherished grandchildren Sarah, Madison, Aidan, Willow, and Knowlan, and by his brother Kenneth (Linda), as well as his brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews.


Through his wisdom, determination and strong work ethic, Don will live on in the hearts and spirits of his children and grandchildren.


Fly high Captain, rest easy.

For those who wish, In Memoriam donations may be made to Interval House Kingston, Ontario in Don’s name