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”
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
God Bless you all.He sure will be missed by so many .RIP Charlie.
We are so sorry for your loss. God Bless
Sorry to hear the loss off Charlie. Sends prayers to everyone
Ray and Family: We are so sorry to hear of Charlies passing. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. May his soul Rest In Peace.
We are so sorry for your loss sending love and prayers. 😢 live Carla and Bob xo
Charlotte , charlene and family my thoughts and prayers are with you and yours at this trying time.
I am sad to learn of Charlie’s passing. I have so many fond memories of times together with him from watching the Habs at our place because true fans like us needed to stick together through the good and not so good times, fishing in Gull Lake with him and Uncle Chick and the never ending floor hockey games. I will miss him. May his memory and gentle nature comfort all who knew and cared about him.
So sad to hear of the passing of Uncle Charlie. So glad we got to see him again a few years ago. It was nice talking and having tea with him under the gazebo and a walk up the lane with him and gizmo. Forever in our hearts 💕
So sorry for your loss
We were good friends and I always remember his smile, and our many adventures
Keith, Charlotte and families along with the Doran families my heartfelt condolences at this difficult time. May the fond memories carry you through it the difficult days ahead.
Our heartfelt sympathies to you Charlene & Charlotte and all of your family . Sincerely, Toni & Ken
My deepest condolences to my remaining cousins and their families, Ida,Erna, Shirley, Charlene, Charlotte, Ray, Richard, and George (Nick).
I have many fond memories of cousin Charlie not the least of which was playing ball hockey at the top of the lane.
I will envision Charlie fishing out at Victoria Junction in Grand Lake.
May he rest in peace and God give you all the strength during your grieving period.
Dear Charlotte and family,holding you all in our hearts at this time.
Love and hugs to all.
Lauchie Clarah and family