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Doherty, William (Bill)

It is with deepest sorrow we announce the sudden passing of William (Bill) Doherty. He went to his Lord at Health Sciences North on Friday, November 6, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband and best friend of 57 years of WendyGay (Neary) Doherty. Predeceased by his parents Thomas and Jean Doherty, special step-mother Lila, and sister Shirley (Norman Greenfield). Bill leaves behind daughter Vicky Paus (David predeceased), son Michael (Sandra) and grandchildren Stephanie, Stacey, Matthew, Natalie and Mitchell. He will be sadly missed by special friend Jack. Dear brother of Morley (Joan), Rick (Janet), Diane Zinkie (Ron predeceased), Brian (Cathy), Wayne (Carol), Susan Clarke (Lindsey) and Karen Doherty. Heartfelt thanks to the paramedics, police officers, doctors and caregivers. Bill was a true example of “a gentleman’s gentleman”. He was actively involved in helping others his whole life. His volunteer work over the years included Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, Shift League Softball Umpire, High School Hockey timekeeper, Copper Cliff Minor Hockey, Copper Cliff Police Auxiliary, Mechanical Pension Club Inco, numerous choirs and Church activities, Bowling, Bocci, darts, and most recently the Rockview Older Adult Club. At Bill’s request there will be no funeral visitation, but friends are invited to a service being held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday November 11, 2015 at St. Patrick’s Church, 39 Walford Road. A reception will follow in the Church hall. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the ICU at Health Sciences North, and Copper Cliff Minor Hockey Association.

13 Condolences

  1. I was sad to read about ur loss,,,,,,,,,i will always remember last yr by coincidence we met at Niagara falls walmart ,,,,,,condolences to u gay n family,,,,,,suz

    Posted by:suzanne lapalme
    November 14, 2015
  2. Gaye and Family,
    We are so saddened to hear of your loss. Bill will be remembered for all his volunteer work with Copper Cliff Minor Hockey which gave so many Copper Cliff boys so many years of great memories.
    May you see God’s light on the path ahead
    When the road you walk is dark.
    May you always hear,
    Even in your hour of sorrow,
    The gentle singing of the lark.
    When times are hard may hardness
    Never turn your heart to stone,
    May you always remember
    when the shadows fall—
    You do not walk alone.
    With sympathy, Gary and Liz Moratz

    Posted by:Gary and Liz Moratz
    November 12, 2015
  3. My dearest Gay, Douglas and I were shocked when Gail called us and told us of Bill’s death. A very gentle man who touched the lives and hearts of many including ours.
    I cannot begin to comprehend how you are feeling but know that my arms are wrapped around you sharing your tears and sorrow.
    Your faith will help guide you through this devestating time. You will be together again.

    Our deepest condolences to you and the family.

    Douglas and Sadie.

    Posted by:Sadie Marr
    November 10, 2015
  4. Scout Master Bill did his best to instill in us young scouts a feeling of friendship, service to others and above else be true to yourself. He lived those ways, he was a fantastic guy and many of us will miss. I enjoyed meeting him and reminiscing about the old Cliff days, Stanley Stadium, the Braves and life in general. Thank you for your leadership, your friendship, just you being you. To the family, remember the good times, the smiles, the friendship and just Bill. He was a grat guy who shall be missed, but not forgotten. Thank you Gaye for sharing him with us.

    Posted by:Joe Charland
    November 10, 2015
  5. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you Vicky, Gay and Mike and your family. From the first time we meet your Mom & Dad we new how special a man your Dad was to you. With deep hearts we send our sympathy to your family at the loss of a special man. We will be thinking of you and if you need any thing just ask.

    Gerald & Susie

    Posted by:Gerald & Susie Hoffart
    November 10, 2015
  6. My Deepest Condolence, Gaye and the entire family. Gaye, I’m so glad I got to give you and Bill a hug at Tim Horton’s. He sure was a special man. Gone but Never Forgotten. He will live on in your hearts forever and in the hearts of everyone who was blessed to have known him.

    Posted by:Michele Yaw
    November 10, 2015
  7. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy, Gay and family. Bill’s tragic passing will leave a hole in the hearts of many. We will remember your family in our prayers. Love, Jackie and Jack Atkinson

    Posted by:Bill Doherty
    November 10, 2015
  8. Laura, Amanda, Adam and I are thinking of you and extend our condolences during this time. Bill was a great friend to our family and he will be missed. My memories of him are from being involved in hockey which I understand he was still doing with great pleasure. I hope to see you Wednesday morning. Keep well and positive thoughts.

    Posted by:Bill Carlyle
    November 10, 2015
  9. It is with saddened hearts that Dan & I send you and the family our heartfelt sympathy. Bill, aka “doc” was a very kind soul, who embraced all his old friends with a wonderful smile and a great big hug. He was truly a gentle man, and always had time for a kind word. Gay, all the years of happy memories will help sustain you through these difficult times. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. May Bill rest in peace.

    Posted by:Dan&Shirley Newell
    November 9, 2015
  10. We want to send our deepest sympathies. He was a very special person who had a smile and kind word for everyone. He will truly be missed by everyone. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you Gaye and family.

    Laraine and Kathleen

    Posted by:Laraine Hutchison/Kathleen Flynn
    November 9, 2015
  11. We were shocked and saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. He was a very special person and will be missed by all whose lives he touched. We will never forget those big bear hugs and that twinkle in his eye. So glad I got to see him the last time you visited. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you Gaye and the family.

    Kathy, Ken and Jennifer

    Posted by:kathy, ken and Jennifer St Thomas
    November 9, 2015
  12. Dear Gaye and Family,

    My deepest sympathy to all of you. Words cannot explain how I felt about Bill and how I feel about you, Gaye. Such a wonderful couple. Bill was taken from us too soon. He is most definitely looking down on us from Heaven. I will see you at Mass, Wednesday. I offered up my Mass on Saturday evening for Bill
    Mary Burgess

    Posted by:Mary Burgess
    November 9, 2015
  13. Gay, Michael and family – I want to extend my deepest sympathies at this time – I can’t begin to imagine the depth of your loss – Bill always had a smile for me, whether in the bowels of the rink in Copper Cliff on a Saturday morning, or when I would see him walking in the morning while driving the kids to school – I will not be able to attend Wednesday’s service due to work commitments, but I will be thinking of him, and smiling to myself! Please accept heartfelt condolences on behalf of all my family,
    John Kusnierczyk

    Posted by:John Kusnierczyk (friend)
    November 9, 2015

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