Carl Doherty Obituary, Death – Carl Doherty passed away peacefully in Grand View Manor in Berwick at the age of 90. He was the son of the late Harold and Rosa (Misner) Doherty and was born in Whites Corner, Kings County, Nova Scotia. His brothers, Harry, Ken, and Grant, also died. Carl is survived by his wife, Eunice (Rockwell); sons, Harold (Heather), Allan (Glenda), and Philip (Patti); daughters, Belinda Armstrong (Chris), Sandra VonRichter (Kenny), and Diane Bean (Howard); and his remaining brother, Percy (Connie).
Carl is survived by 11 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren, all of whom will miss his calm and kind personality. Dad served in the Canadian Armed Forces from 1951 to 1977, in the North Nova Scotia Highlanders (North Novies) and the Royal Canadian Electrical Mechanical Engineers (RCEME).
After retiring to Waterville, he worked as a caretaker for the Berwick Cemetery and as a Special Education driver for many years, transporting youngsters to and from school. Dad’s most important life function was as a cherished spouse, father, and grandfather. He was a soft-spoken man who felt that actions spoke louder than words when it came to treating others properly and with honor, and that a handshake was priceless.
He was from another era. He never said anything he didn’t mean, and when asked for guidance or his opinion, he was worth hearing. His mantra should have been: Love is what you do, not what you say…and he demonstrated this love unconditionally. Dad handled each of life’s difficulties head on. He adored his entire family, especially his parents and in-laws, and would go to any length for them.
He battled cancer and heart illness without ever complaining. He adored all animals, but he was particularly fond of horses, dogs, and cats. He enjoyed mackerel fishing, was a champion potato grower, and was always prepared to provide a helping hand, whether mechanically, with gardening, or with household concerns.
He adored his house and enjoyed tinkering in his garage. He left behind lovely memories that will be cherished and laughed about for years to come. Our family would like to thank the Winslow, Franey, and Chase Units at Grand View Manor for their exceptional care. He was treated with dignity, wit, and compassion.
In accordance with Dad’s desires, he was cremated, and a graveside committal service will be held in Berwick Cemetery in the future, when his wife Eunice will be placed to rest alongside him… together again.