Obituary for Frank Dougherty
Age 91; with his loving wife by his side, Frank’s life came to an end on August 14, 2019.
Born on May 12, 1928, Frank grew up in Griffintown, a poor Irish neighborhood in Montreal. He gave credit to his modest upbringing in shaping his character. Frank was a ‘bigger than life’ character; unabashed, with a great sense of humour, and the ability to converse with anyone. He loved people!
Frank valued education. His ‘return on investment’ in education was three degrees, including a M.Sc. from Clarkson College of Technology and a Ph.D. in Accounting from Penn State. Prior to becoming a professor, Frank earned his Chartered Accountant designation and worked in industry, accumulating many interesting and funny stories that he incorporated into his teaching. Between 1978 and 1993, Frank taught at Saint Mary’s University and formed lasting bonds with many colleagues, students, and staff.
Frank loved sports and in his younger years excelled at football and hockey. He played ‘Sunday Hockey’ for over 25 years at SMU and hung up his skates at 80! Frank loved the comradery and was a beloved member of the ‘gang’.
The most important asset of Frank’s life was his family. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Joyce; daughters, Deanne (Bob) and Karyn; son, Don (Karin); and his beloved grandchildren: Michael, Katherine, Paul, Julian, Danielle, and Andrés. He was predeceased by his sons, Michael and Frank.
Thank you to the 5th floor staff at St. Vincent’s Nursing Home for their care of Frank during the past year.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, September 1, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Unilever Lounge, 4th floor, Sobey Building, Saint Mary’s University. All welcomed to attend.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Donald K. Walker Funeral Directors Ltd.
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