It is with great sadness that the family of Orland George Downie announce his passing. Orland passed away peacefully at Hospice Fredericton on October 6th, 2021 after fighting a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 63. He is predeceased by his Father Orland "Nick" Downie, Mother Louise Downie and sister Debbie Foster (nee Downie)
Orland is survived by his beloved wife Betty Anne, his son Nick (Shawna) Downie, daughter Jaime Downie, step-son Tim Mitchell, chosen son Jason Cormier (Stacey), and grandchildren Dannika Downie, Carmia Downie, step-grandchild Greggory Mosher and chosen grandchild Jayden Cormier. Brother David (Jocelyn) Downie and brother-in-law Steven Foster, sister-in-laws Cathy Hay and Donna Martin. He will be remembered by all the family and so many friends.
A devoted husband and father, he was a well liked, respected and in demand carpenter. He took pride in building and renovating peoples' homes. He loved NASCAR, watching the young people play hockey, travelling and enjoyed a good joke. He had an incredible circle of friends and he treasured every one of them.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Hospice Fredericton.
There will be a family memorial at a later date.
Orland & Betty Anne "Forever and Always"