We are saddened to announce the passing of our brother, Charlie Doran, who passed peacefully on Thursday, February 24, 2022, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Sydney.

Born on April 7, 1952, in Sydney, Charlie was the son of the late William and Janet Vane (Wambolt) Doran. He was a lifelong resident of Grand Lake Road.

In his early years, Charlie worked as a stevedore. He loved the outdoors and looked forward to fishing for trout at Grand Lake every spring, mackerel fishing in the summer and hunting with his brother Nick when they were younger. Charlie was a die-hard Montreal Canadiens fan.

Charlie is survived by his siblings, George (Jane), Ray (Catherine), Richard, Ida (Robert), Erna, Shirley (Jack) Laffin, Margaret Fitzgerald, Charlotte (Keith) Pyne and Charlene Pope; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Charlie was predeceased by siblings, Eileen Nicholson and William; in-laws, Patrick Fitzgerald and Frederick Pope, and grand nephew Vincent Nugent.

Visitation and memorial service to celebrate the life of Charlie Doran will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church St.), Whitney Pier on Monday, February 28, 2022. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. with the memorial service to follow at 11 a.m. in the All Faith Chapel with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating. Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.

Covid protocols will be practiced at the service and for those unable to attend, Live Streaming will be available on our website.

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Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

“Forever and Always in Our Hearts”

Online Condolences

Ray, my deepest sympathy.
From:  Brenda Morin

My deepest condolences to all the family. Charlie was always kind to me as a kid growing up on Walters lane and we had a ball playing street hockey. Charlie was always fun to be around and I will miss him dearly.
The last time I was home I went to visit Aunt Janet and that visit it turns out it would be the last time I would see or speak to Aunt Janet and Charlie.That day I talked with Aunt Janet, Charlie and Richard and we shared a few good laughs.
May he rest in piece. See you on the other side cousin.

From:  James Doran