Special to the Independent
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Liam Doody.
Liam was kind, compassionate, and had a sharp wit. He was friendly and empathetic to all and treated everyone he met with dignity and respect. This, along with his sense of humour, will make him much missed by all who knew him.
Those who knew Liam will know that he loved a great deal in life. He had an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and was a very curious person. He was equally likely to be found reading books about civil engineering projects, diving down YouTube rabbit holes about mass transit systems, or working out the hardest cryptic crossword clue in the puzzle.
Liam was also passionate about travel, wine, and cycling–passions that fortunately often intersected. He will be a fondly remembered part of the wine community, particularly in Ottawa where he was a well-known and liked member of the Algonquin College sommelier program. He was also an avid cycler. His biking exploits included cycling the Cabot Trail and through France and one of his proudest achievements was cycling to the top of Mont Ventoux.
Liam loved a lot of things in his life, but what he loved above everything else was his family: his wife Karen, daughter Sara, and son Connor.
He will also be missed by his sister Christine and brother Steve.
Liam’s family wish to send their heartfelt thanks to the folks at the Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre, especially Drs. Hilton and Jin. They also want to thank the compassionate folks at the General Campus’s ICU North who cared for Liam, especially his amazing nurses and Drs. Kim, Patel, and Wallace.
Details of a celebration of life to come. In lieu of flowers, his family ask that donations be made in Liam’s name to Cancer Research at the Ottawa Hospital.