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Fr. Walter Doherty

May 13, 1933 - May 22, 2013

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Fr. Walter Doherty was born in Toor, Lattin Co. Tipperary, Ireland to James & Catherine Doherty on May 13, 1933. He was educated by the Christian Brothers in Tipperary and Limerick.

He joined the Oblate Fathers in 1953, was ordained a priest in 1959 and then left for the Canadian missions. His early ministry was in the Northern Territories of Hazelton, BC and the Ksan Cultural Centre where he ministered particularly to the First Nations. Fr. Walter ministered in Merritt and Penticton before moving to Osoyoos as Parish Priest at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in 1990, where he finally retired in 1997.

He loved the town and the people, was an avid golfer and he was supported by many very good friends.

Prayers will be recited at 7:00 P.M. Sunday June 2, 2013 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. Monday June 3, 2013 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church. Interment and committal will follow at the Osoyoos Lakeview Cemetery. A reception in the church lower hall will follow the committal.

Donations are gratefully accepted for the South Okanagan Palliative Care, 911 Mc Kinney Road, Oliver, BC V0H 1T3.

Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting www.nunes-pottinger.com

Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos.

 

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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: John and Lorette Gunnell
Relation: friend

Walter was one of the first people we got to know in osoyoos as snowbirds. He had a quick smile and we know he had a good sense of humour, enjoyed his jokes. His friendly manner and outgoing personality made him a joy to be around. We will miss him when we return in the fall. Rest in peace

From: Margaret Kehler
Relation: friend

Father Walter was a dear friend to both my husband and I.
He was at St. Michaels Parish in Calgary for 10 years and I worked with him in the music ministry. He did many great things there and what I liked most about Father Walter was how he worked with and liked to befriend “the periphery” of St. Michaels. And that he did.
He was loved no matter where he went because of his kindness and understanding of others.
Rest in Peace, Father Walter. Thank you for everything.
Till we meet again, John and Margaret Kehler, Riondel BC

From: Lyn Toombs
Relation: Friend

Father Walters
I want to thank you for being a kind and sweet friend…..
I will truly miss our wee chats …… and of course your lovely smile.

God Bless…till we meet again
Lyn

From: Bill, Anne Heese and Family
Relation: Friends

Thank you Father Walter for all your kindnesses over the 15 years we lived in Osoyoos ; you were such a kind, friendly, understanding priest and special friend . We missed all the wonderful times we had together after we moved back to Manitoba to be closer to our family . Our thoughts and prayers are for you as your family and friends celebrate your life at Mass on June 3rd . Rest in Peace Father. Till we meet again…..Bill, Anne and Family

From: Karen Bradbury
Relation: Golf

I was lucky enough to have Father Walter in the foursome either behind or ahead of our group on Wednesday’s at the OGC for the past few years. Afterwards there was a gathering of the two groups in the Clubhouse to discuss the game just played, and an exchange of jibes and laughter. Glad to have met you and I will remember you and your easy swing.

From: Rose-Anne & Bryant Sol
Relation: dear friend

Dear Marie & family, Fr, Walter was a wonderful priest and friend. His homilies were the best in the diocese, and his post-communion thoughts were very thought provoking. He will be fondly remembered and dearly missed. Much love to all the family, back in Ireland and everywhere else. We now have another loved one, to intercede for us in Heaven. Love & prayers, Bryant & Rose-Anne Sole.

From: Madeira Family, Kaleden,B.C.
Relation: Pastor in Osoyoos,B.C.

Father Walter was a special person with a very kind heart. My children remember him fondly by his witty jokes and generous smile. Father
Walter holds a dear place in our hearts as he married us as well
As baptized our children. Father Walter will be greatly missed
And forever with us. God Bless you Father Walter , you are now
At peace.

From: Don and Lena Thompson
Relation: Friend/Our beloved Priest

Our prayers and thought’s are with Father Walter’s family. Both of us spoke to Father Walter a week before his passing at JoJo’s cafe. He loved going there for coffee’s and meeting everyone. He never had a bad thing to say and was the friendliest man we have ever met. I often see him at the hospital as well visiting the sick. We always said hello and had a little chat. Often asked about my mother. Father Walter touched so many of us in his special way. Its hard to believe we won’t be seeing that lovely smile and his Irish accent. He is with angels and the Lord now. God Bless you Father Walter and I’m so glad that you were in our lives….

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
June 3, 2013
Beginning at 11:00am

Location:
St. Anne''s Catholic Church
7610 - 87th Street
Osoyoos, BC Canada

Prayers will be recited at 7:00 P.M. Sunday June 2, 2013 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. Monday June 3, 2013 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church. Interment and committal will follow at the Osoyoos Lakeview Cemetery. A reception in the church lower hall will follow the committal

7610 - 87th Street
Osoyoos, BC Canada

 

Date & Time:
June 2, 2013
Beginning at 7:00pm

Location:
St. Anne''s Catholic Church
7610 - 87th Street
Osoyoos, BC Canada

Prayers will be recited at 7:00 P.M. Sunday June 2, 2013 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church

7610 - 87th Street
Osoyoos, BC Canada

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:
South Okanagan Palliative Care,
911 McKinney Road,
Oliver, BC
V0H 1T3.

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