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Roy William Dore

Roy (Knobby) Dore – Retired Major Roy (Knobby) Dore passed away on March 19, 2018 at Granite Ridge Long Term Care Facility.  Knobby leaves behind his beloved wife, Sylvia, his son Anthony (JoAnne) and daughters Sheryl (Bob) and Martine (Heather).  Also remembering him with love are grandchildren Megan (Manny), Aaron (Saman), Casey, Jordan and 3 great-grandchildren, Petyon, Mihyla and Zoey (with one on the way).

Knobby was a former RCAF member of the Canadian Armed Forces and served in the Canadian Coast Guard.  Knobby was a dedicated volunteer over the years, volunteering to raise funds with the Canadian Cancer Society, serving as a Cub and Scout leader and as the Director of the Figure Skating Club in Lahr, Germany.  Knobby believed strongly in helping others and donated over 200 units of blood to the Canadian Blood Services.

Those who knew Knobby knew his wonderful, yet dry sense of humour and his kindness. Knobby was an avid runner who ran his first marathon shortly after his 70th birthday.  He appreciated exercise, the outdoors and had a green thumb, spending many hours in his garden.  Knobby’s express wishes were to have no service, but those who would like to can remember him with a donation to the Alzheimer’ Society or Canadian Cancer Society.  He will be missed, but will be carried with us forever in cherished memories.

Freed from Alzheimer’s, he has gone out for a run….and is just gone from our sight, but never from our hearts.

23 thoughts on “Roy William Dore”

  1. Sofia Sampson says:

    Martine,
    I would like to express my sorrow on the passing of your father. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

    May his soul rest in peace!!!!

  2. Nancy Kreitzer says:

    When I was a kid I loved visiting your house, I loved the kids (of course) and I loved your parents. Your family added some adventure to my life. This is truly a sad day.

  3. Mac & Shirley Hannah says:

    Our deepest sympathy to you & all of the family. It’s been a privilege to have known your Dad all these years.

  4. Marlene and Gord Baldwin says:

    Had many wonderful conversations with Knobby at Team Jordan events and reunions. He was an inspiration with his running and a pleasure to be around. Our condolences to the whole family.

  5. Diane Paquette says:

    Dear Sheryl,
    I am so saddened to learn about your father”s passing. Knobby was a wonderful man and a great inspiration for all of us runner’s and members of Team Jordan. My deepest condolences to you, your mother and the rest of your family, Knobby will remain in our thoughts and memories forever.

  6. Stuart says:

    My sympathies to you Sheryl and all of your family members. My memories of your father are wonderful—those of running and TJ will always come to me.

  7. Sheila and John Wrightson says:

    Remembering Roy, our cousin, from all his family in UK. What a caring man he was. Sympathy to the Canadian family of Dore from the Mitchell family in UK.

  8. Carol and Darrin Ramey says:

    Dear Anthony
    All our sympathies to you and your family. We are with you in spirit and send you all our love.

  9. Mandy McKenzie says:

    I have always appreciated how Knobby-or Mr. Dore as I could more comfortably address him-showed hospitality to me as a frequent visitor to his home in North Bay and Ottawa. I always considered the Dores my second family when I was in University. They provided meals, emotional support and wonderful conversations. It is with fondness I think of him and with sympathy I think of his family at his loss.

  10. Steve Parkinson says:

    Condolences to the family in Canada, remembering my uncle Roy with affection.

  11. Lorne & Lois MacLean says:

    A long time neighbor, friend and colleague. May he rest in peace.

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  13. Alan says:

    Friends since Sept. 1956 . soccer mates when we won the PEARKES trophy in Ottawa. Family trips by car to the USofA. many memorable visits in Europe, and across Canada over the many years.. Memories that I and my sons Stephen and Ian who still refer to him as “Uncle Knobby” will always cherish..
    You were what a dear friend should be. We will miss you.

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