Docherty, Dennis

Born in Motherwell, Scotland on October 14, 1950, Dennis was a son of the late Duncan and Jean (nee Mitchell) Docherty. Dennis Docherty of Meaford passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, November 2, 2019 with his family by his side after a long, heroic battle with cancer.

Dennis will be remembered lovingly by his wife of 47 years, Carol Anne (nee MacLeod) Docherty, children Gillian and Andrew (Mona), and granddaughters, Holli and Taylor.

He is survived by his sister Janette Spence (Alasdair), his sister-in-law Susan Lorimer (John), and his brother-in-law Roger MacLeod (Margaret).

Dennis immigrated to Ontario, Canada in 1971 and then moved to Nova Scotia in 1972, where he met and married the love of his life, Carol. He worked for Michelin for 32 years in Nova Scotia and Ontario.  After his retirement he worked for Laurel Steel in Burlington, Acton Precision in Acton, and Airboss in Kitchener.  During his career, Dennis worked quite a bit in the Southern States and in Canada. In his spare time he enjoyed golf, curling, sailing and spending time with the ‘apples of his eye’, Holli and Taylor.

Family will receive friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 from 2 until 4 p.m.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Meaford Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice, would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.


Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Visitation will take place at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 from 2 unti 4 p.m.

Donations: Meaford Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice.
Make a donation in memory of Dennis Docherty

Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Kathy Lemon
    Sunday, November 3, 2019

    Carol, Andrew,Jill, Holli,Taylor and Mona, please accept our condolonces in the loss of your Husband, friend, father, grandfather and father in law, we feel so blessed to call Dennis our friend. His laughter and Scottish brogue will live in our hearts forever. May all your memories which we know are many help to sustain you through the coming years. Please know we are here for you should you need anything. As we said to each other Dennis-til we meet again your strength and courage lives on in our hearts.

  2. Bob and Sandi Galbraith
    Sunday, November 3, 2019

    Dear Carol and family

    Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one. Dennis was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and an amazing friend to so many. We have many wonderful memories, Carol, of so many happy times spent with the two of you. Dennis has left his footprint on our hearts and we will never forget him. We will always be here for you. Our friendship is forever. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

    Love Bob and Sandi

  3. Lloyd and Joan Hazlett
    Monday, November 4, 2019

    Dear Carol and family so sorry to hear about Dennis our deepest condolences. Lloyd and Joan Hazlett

  4. Bob & Ljuba Gerow
    Monday, November 4, 2019

    Dear Carol, Gillian & Andrew
    It is with a heavy heart we extend our condolences to you and your family. Dennis was not only a great co-worker at Michelin but also a very close friend for 37 years. We took on many ‘impossible’ challenges as a team especially in the Kitchener plant. Dennis was respected for his technical knowledge and his ability to work with many different people. My fondest memories were drinking very old scotch and playing Euchre on Ray’s sailboat every summer. Dennis made a mean sandwich that was enjoyed by the whole crew and made a great anchor man (to pull it up from the bottom of the lake).
    We will miss him sorely.

  5. John Brown
    Tuesday, November 5, 2019

    Sorry to hear about Dennis.Working with Dennis at C3 was a pleasure.

  6. Bev and Gail Murray
    Tuesday, November 5, 2019

    So sorry to hear of your great loss as Dennis was such a pleasant guy and know you will miss him dearly.Sorry we didnt know about visitation until it was to late or we sure would have been there.keep in touch Carol as our phone chats were always nice

  7. Ray & Beth
    Thursday, November 14, 2019

    Dearest Carol, Gillian & Andrew
    We were so very sad to hear of Dennis’s passing. We remember all the great times the four of us sailed Georgian Bay on Daisy. Lots of laughs and special memories. Ray especially has wonderful memories of sailing with Dennis, Bob and Roy. He will be greatly missed.
    Dennis will always be in our hearts. He was a very good man, husband, father and friend. Though not so good at Euchre as I recall.
    We were away when we heard of his passing, otherwise we would definitely been at the service.

  8. Brian Daly
    Tuesday, January 7, 2020

    Carol, Gillian, Andrew, & family so sorry to hear of Dennis’s passing . Lots of memories of when we served our apprenticeship at Caterpillar in Scotland . Happy days, so long ago .
    Sincere Condolences.

    Brian Daly.

  9. john hutchison
    Thursday, January 9, 2020

    Dear Carol, family and friends, I was born on the same day & hospital as Dennis and also emigrated to Canada with him. We lost contact with each other along the way, please accept my condolences. John Hutchison. RIP Dennis.


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