Dad passed away peacefully on Monday, February 18, 2008 at the age of 90 years.
Dad was born in the county of Victoria near Peterborough, ON where he grew up. He was the eldest of seven children born to Austin and Mary Doran. After completing Normal School at age eighteen, Dad started forty-four years of employment with Canadian General Electric in 1936. During World War II he served as a training officer with the RCAF and when stationed in Claresholm, AB he met and married Nellie Lamb. After the war they resided briefly in Peterborough where Dad resumed his position with CGE. In 1947, CGE transferred them to Calgary where they lived and raised their family. Dad loved his family and friends especially sharing time with them on many camping trips and holidays. Dad was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church for almost sixty years where he was very involved in the Parish, including the church renovation and founding of the Parish credit union. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Chinook Trailer Club.
Dad is lovingly remembered by his daughters, Jean (Ross) Mortlock, Teri Henry, Pat (Dave) Fryer, Lorraine Kerssens (Fred, deceased), and his son, Mike (Gail Roberts) Doran. He will be greatly missed by his thirteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Dad was predeceased in1998 by Nellie, his loving wife of fifty-four years and by his infant son John in 1950.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (640 – 19th Avenue N.W.) on Friday, February 22, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (640 – 19th Avenue N.W.) on Saturday, February 23, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 215 – 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 1A2 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email firstname.lastname@example.org or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
We would like to thank Dr. Moriarty and the wonderful staff at Wentworth Manor for their guidance and the warm care they provided Dad.
In living memory of Jack Doran, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences