John Coholan Jr

Obituary of John Donald Coholan Jr

The family of John Donald “Donnie” Coholan Jr. wishes to announce his passing which occurred on October 20th after a brief struggle with lung cancer. Born on July 7 ,1967, he was the son of Juliette and the late John Donald Coholan Sr.  He is survived by his sisters, Sheila (John) Fitzpatrick, Laura (Ross) Coholan - Dowe and brother Louis Coholan (Kim).

Also left to mourn are his nephews, John Fitzpatrick (Rebecca), Matthew and Cailean Coholan, his niece Julie Fitzpatrick (Bryan Munn) and great nieces Brynn and Reagan Fitzpatrick. Donnie will also be remembered by his McGovern family.

A hair stylist by profession, Donnie captured many provincial and national awards for his creative designs. His last years were spent with Nakai Salons in Moncton and Saint John. He truly felt at home with his Nakai family.

Thank you to Catherine and Krista from Extra Mural for their exceptional care of Donnie during his illness.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB, E2K-3H6, (506-634-7424). As per Donnie’s wishes, cremation and a private family service have already taken place. Donations can be made to Rocmaura Foundation for the construction of their palliative care unit. Online condolences may be placed at

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