William Doherty

Obituary of William Doherty

A truely rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear husband and father, Bill Doherty, of Calgary, on Monday, October 23, 2006, at the age of 78 years. Bill will be lovingly remembered by his wife Marj; five daughters, Colleen, Karen (Eugene), Patti (Brian), Shannon, and Tammy (Julio); fourteen grandchildren, Erin, Brad, Krista, Stacey, Michelle, Jackie, Ryan, Kelly, Jason, Scott, Tara, Shane, Amy, and Lara; eight great-grandchildren; sister Maureen; brother Patrick (Maureen); extended family and many great friends. Bill’s true loves were his family, his friends, a good ole game of gin rummy and living a simple life. He faced adversity with courage and acceptance. He remained positive and upbeat during his long battle with kidney disease. He could always make you laugh with his quick wit and great sense of humor. He will be greatly missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Thursday, October 26, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Cathedral (219 – 18th Avenue S.W.) on Friday, October 27, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Lawrence Bagnall, Presider. Graveside Service to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 6007 – 1A Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 0G5 Telephone: (403) 255-6108, www.kidney.ca. The family would like to thank Dr. Hons and the nurses at South Calgary Dialysis, Foothills Hospital and Genesis Medi Service for their loving care they gave to Bill over the last several years. In living memory of Bill Doherty, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.
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