DOCHERTY, John Bruce

John passed away at the Toronto General Hospital on Friday, November 3, 2023 at the age of 65. He was born in Wawa and lived most of his life there. John was the son of the late Mamie (Mary) Houston and the late Archie Docherty. He is survived by his sister Dorothy (Chris), their three children Alex (Jasmine), Beth and Kristen, and one grandniece Eleanor.

Interment will be at Purdy Cemetery, Greenock Township on Monday, November 13, 2023, at 9:30 am. This will be followed by a funeral service at the T.A. Brown Funeral Home, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin at 11:00.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lady Dunn Health Centre, Wawa or to LIVE ON: The Transplant Campaign at the University Health Network would be appreciated.

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  1. So sorry to hear this Dorothy. My condolences to you and your family.

  2. So sorry for your loss
    Wishing you smiles mixed between the tears as you remember the happy times with your brother who always had a smile & a hello for everyone
    He certainly had a tuff go of it at times
    I have many wonderful memories of growing up around the corner from your family & our friendship
    I was just thinking about your mom’s famous oatmeal cookies & found the receipe again & hour later get an email telling me about John – memories of the heart

    Judy 💜

  3. We were so saddened to hear of John’s passing. He was such a kind and gentle man, who will be fondly remembered by those that knew him.

    Our most sincere condolences to John’s family.

    Daryl and Silvana Dereski

  4. May past memories bring you comfort during this difficult time.