Bytown Voices lost two wonderful choir members who left this earth in December 2017. Mike Wheeler  (d. December 22, 2017) was a long-time member of the bass section and the section lead for both the tenor and bass sections. A celebration of Mike's life was held  held Friday, January 19, 2018, 1:30 at the First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa. We sang Paradise: Song of Georgian Bay. Mike loved sailing on Georgian Bay. His wife Sue is a member of the choir.

Doug Macdonald (d. December 28, 2017), also a bass,was a founding member of the Bytown Voices in 1999, served multiple terms as choir president and led the choir's adoption of technology to improve performance and administration. The funeral for Doug was held Tuesday, January 9th at the Hulse, Playfair and McGarry Western Chapel. We sang How Can I Keep from Singing, Amazing Grace and You'll Never Walk Alone. Our music director Joan Fearnley sang Mozart's Laudate Dominum. Doug loved Latin and he loved Mozart. His wife Maya was and is a great supporter of Bytown Voices. 

Farewell Doug and Mike. Rest peacefully. We will miss you both deeply.

Mike Wheeler, 1943 - 2017

Doug Macdonald  1938-1917

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