Vianey “Van” Dugal

Vianey “Van” Dugal of Chatham passed away on December 26, 2020. Loving partner of Deborah (Chorba) Harris. Son of the late Howard and Janet (Renaud) Dugal. Father of Joshua (Ashlee Mihalik) Dugal and Rebecca Dugal. Step-father of Stephanie Harris (John O’Brien) and Adam Harris (Kinisha Labadie). Proud grandfather of Quinten, Ireland, and Brayden Dugal and his step-grandson Hunter O’Brien. Brother of Pam Hart, Sue (Paul) Boutros, and Kevin Dugal. Uncle to Phillip (Jennifer) Hart, Andrew Hart, Matthew, and Naja Boutros. Van will be sadly missed by his brother-in-law Bob (Donna) Hart, long time childhood friend George Brown, and best friend Fred Van Bemmel. He will also be missed by Charlie, his cat. Those wishing to make a memorial donation in Van’s name are asked to please consider the Cancer Society, specifically Breast Cancer and Pancreatic Cancer.

A visitation will take place on Saturday January 9, 2021 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at Life Transitions Burial and Cremation Service Inc. (397 McNaughton Ave W., Chatham). Those planning to attend visitation must pre-register by calling 519-351-4444 to reserve a time slot, as the current COVID-19 restrictions allow 10 persons at a time. We appreciate your patience as we continue to follow all guidelines set out by health officials and the Bereavement Authority of Ontario. 

11 Comments on “Vianey “Van” Dugal”

  1. John and I send deep condolences at the loss of Van. Our deepest sympathies go out to Deb and all his family. Also to all who knew Van, he will be missed by anyone who knew him.

  2. We will miss your gruff exterior,knowing all too well the gentleness,sweet,kindest man inside your heart Van,we will miss your weekly calls while out on your daily journey for work.Your dedication for your job and your family never went unnoticed.So sorry you never truely felt included by your sisters,your words of hurt but full of wisdom,.Know this, that your extended family always excepted and,included you and loved you always.You will be so sadly missed by your best friends Bob and Donna Hart.My condolences to Debbie and family.

  3. Our deepest condolences go out to Pam and the entire family along with his many friends. May the memories and laughter you shared with Van bring comfort in the days ahead. Garrett, Greg and Norine McFadden

  4. Josh, Becca and family,
    When we were kids my Mom ( Elaine and Van met. We got to experience the big family life as we grew by 3 a brother sister and stepdad too! As with any family of 5 kids life was crazy indeed,however we had a lot of fun. Trips back and forth picking up Josh and Becca waking up to truck headlights in the back of a station wagon I still say we had the best seats backwards! Van got us all eating mac and cheese with hotdogs and ketchup. Memories like these often pass along in my head. I wish you all hope love and happiness ahead in life. Sending healing prayers and love.

  5. He will be greatly miss. I knew him though Bruce R Smith and of my ex that past in September of 2020 Arthur Deacon. At least he is not going to have the pain no more. Rest in Peace Van.

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