Douglas Murray Leroy Dougherty
DOUGHERTY- At the Charlotte County Hospital, St. Stephen, NB., August 30, 2015, Douglas Murray Leroy Dougherty.
Husband of Elizabeth "Betty" (Sinclair) Dougherty. Douglas was born in Oak Bay, NB., October 23, 1926, son of the late Hazen L. and Jessie K. (Fisher) Dougherty. Douglas was a member of the Kirk McColl Church for over 70 years. He had served as church historian, sat on various boards, choir member, Honorary Elder, Honorary Worship Leader and taught Sunday School with three years as superintendent. Douglas' many accomplishments included Life Member and Past President of St Croix Branch # 9 Royal Canadian Legion; Past District Commander St Croix District R.C.L.; received Legion Certificate of Merit and Meritorius Award of Palm Leaf; Life Member and Past President of the New Brunswick Federation Home & School Association; Past President of the English Section of the N.B. Home & School Association; Past President of N.B. Association of School Business Officials and Registered School Business Specialist; Past President of the Charlotte County Chapter of the Irish Culture Society; Past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Charlotte County Museum Inc; Member of Victoria Lodge #26 F & Am; Past Chair of St Stephen Presbytery of United Church of Canada; Archivist of St Stephen Presbytery; Past Chair of Chocolate Fest Committee. He was an Author of History of " Getchell Settlement/Mayfield"; "Kirk McColl Goes Forward in the 80's"; St Croix Branch #9 R.C.L. "Then and Now";"St. Stephen Yesteryear";"The Milltown Story"; "At the Crossroads- Stories of Todd's Point"; History of Victoria Lodge #26; Collection of "School Musings from 1853-1992"; collection of "Church Histories of the United Churches in St. Stephen Presbytery". The last three comprises only two or three copies. He was also the Co-ordinator of Historic Homes and Places Project for the Town of St. Stephen and contributed weekly historical articles to the Saint Croix Courier.
Survived by his wife, two children, Susan and Kirk (Kim), two granddaughters, Megan Dougherty and Emma Dougherty, one sister, Shirley Labrecque, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Predeceased by his parents, infant brother, Hazen C. Dougherty, sisters, Lois McIntee and Mary Scribner.
Funeral Service will be held at the Kirk McColl United Church, King Street, St. Stephen, NB. on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 2 PM.
By request there will be no visitation.
Interment at St. Stephen Rural Cemetery, St. Stephen, NB.
For those who wish, remembrances to Kirk McColl Church or a charity of ones choice would be appreciated by the family.