John Chester Dohan
Obituary for John Chester Dohan
Age 71, from Dartmouth, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at the Victoria General Hospital on Wednesday, July 25 ,2018 following a brief battle with Cancer. Born in Toronto, Ontario, he was the only son of the late Paul and Lucille (Crozier) Dohan.
He was predeceased by his son, Chris. He is survived by his devoted wife of fifty years, Carol; daughter, Susan (Joe) Dohan; grandchildren, Brent and Morgan (Joshua), whom he adored; great grandchildren, Maya and Isaac, whom he adored even more.
John joined the Navy in 1964, where he spent the majority of his 31 years with the Fleet Diving Unit. He saw much of the world with his military career, sailing on the Nipigon, Granby and Cormorant. In 1967 he married his wife Carol in Victoria BC but headed to the east coast where he settled and raised his family and made so many lasting memories with friends along the way. He enjoyed working but enjoyed retirement even more. He was an avid golfer who teed off first thing every morning at Grandview Golf and Country Club. He finally shot a hole in one on the seventh hole after several years of practice After his round of golf he would play pool at the Centennial Legion where he was a devoted member and loved participating in the annual poppy campaign. John was a man of many interests and a man of many talents. He loved woodworking, reading, bird watching, barbecuing, spending time with his family especially his great grandchildren, but most of all he loved his Harley Davidson and the rides he shared with his daughter.
Our family would like to thank Dr French, the nurses, care workers, resident doctors and the entire staff of 6A and the ICU at the Victoria General Hospital who all knew him as the Mayor of 6A, you are all so amazing and Dad loved you all. As per his wishes Dad was cremated under the care of Donald K Walker Funeral Directors Ltd. A celebration of life service will be held on Friday, August 3, 2018 at 2pm in First Baptist Church, 100 Ochterloney St, Dartmouth, with a reception immediately to follow. Pastor Martin Zwicker will be officiating along with Padre Steven Cochrane. Interment will take place at a later date, as well some of his ashes will be spread at sea. Family flowers only. Donations can be made to The First Baptist Food Bank, PO Box 186, Dartmouth, NS, B2Y 3Y3. Online condolences may be made through www.donaldkwalker.ca.
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