- 53 years old
- Date of birth: Jan 21, 1963
- Date of passing: Jul 27, 2016
|Let the memory of Trevor be with us forever|
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Trevor Doherty, 53, born on January 21, 1963 and passed away on July 27, 2016. We will remember him forever. Please share your stories and tributes below.
"Trevor was referred to me by a friend to help me out on some last minute electric work. He stepped up and despite his busy schedule helped out another irishman!
Always a smile on his face and a sensible / practical way of looking at things....I asked him one time when business was going well for him would he not consider buying himself a new truck - his reply - "sure why would I do that? I'll drive this one till it turns green"
I cracked up when i hear that....
"I worked with trevor for 18 months or so when our crew was building out american apparel stores and he became our electrician starting with the store on haight street i believe. after that he and his crew would travel to whatever city we were in and do the lighting and the rest. trevor approached work with a combination of no-nonsense seriousness and at the same time a sense of humor. he always did what he said he would do, got it done on time, even when the deadline was completely unrealistic, and would help figure out a way to bring the rest of the project in on time, even when it was not his problem. he always wanted to figure out a way to get things done so that everybody succeeded. there was no ego or jockeying for favor with the bosses with trevor, he thought we had a good opportunity, both his crew and mine, to get more work and expand, and he was always trying to figure out how we all could excel. we faced a lot of challenges and had to deal with some bad apples, but trevor always showed up smiling and determined to keep everybody moving forward and in good spirits.
he was wickedly funny and after work when we'd be at whatever bar was nearby the store we were working on, he'd have our guys in stitches with stories from back in ireland, and you simply could not buy the man a drink. he'd order another round and no matter how many times you'd say "it's my turn trevor, let me get this round" he'd always insist "oh no, it's my turn, put your money away". sometimes this got old because i'd just as soon get a round or two, but that was his generosity, he wanted everyone to feel good and like they were in the right place with the right people. and with trevor and his guys and the guys on our crew, we were in the right place at the right time, whatever city we were in.
i kept up with trevor some for a few years after we quit doing the stores, but gradually lost contact. everytime i go down to the bay i always thought to myself "i should get ahold of trevor". i wish that i had. he remembered people and would always be glad to see me when i'd ring him up. he was one of the best guys i've ever worked with. he's gone way to soon and my heart is with his wife and children. r.i.p. trevor, i'm glad i got to know you a bit, you always made the good situations better, and the bad situations seem manageable, and you always figured out a way we could all have a laugh about it."
"I loved that Trevor used to always say, "Isn't it grand?" Or "Ah, that's grand." Grand is my new favorite word. I will use it often, and always with him in mind."
"At Precita Park this afternoon, thinking about all the afternoons I would walk by and hope to see you and the family. Still the same.
You made me laugh like no one else. I can't think of our birth preparation class without remember you, arms folded across your chest, with a highly dubious look as we watched a film of a woman delivering her own set of breech twins. In a bathroom. With her husband filming it.
You are fearless, undaunted, living at full speed joy. Your children are like little drops of that energy."
"Finn, Shae and Hazel were the light of his life. I have never met a kinder, gentler father who enjoyed his family and life so much. And he was also such a considerate, kind friend. I remember spending a weekend in San Diego and catching Trevor up late reading a book -- such a quiet, thoughtful side of him too. We miss Trevor so much!
Love always, Christy, Cyrus, Bodhi & Rohan"
"I met Trevor over 15 years ago when he was introduced as my brother in law to be. Of course I did not understand a word out of his mouth, but once I did I was met with a kindness and passion within a mountain of wit. His charm was unmatched and was on constant display. Everyone wanted to hang out with Trevor because he made things interesting and always had good stories to tell when things got dull. Trevor created some great stories in my life. Here is one that illustrates his generous spirit:
My wife (Sarah) and I like to talk and plan before making big changes. This process can sometimes take decades. Trevor was quite the opposite and was a man of action. We talked about remodeling our kitchen for several years before Trevor approached us with a solution. He told us to book a one way ticket to SF for Thanksgiving, because we would be coming home with a kitchen remodel we could afford.
When we arrived, he drove me downtown to one of his job sites. He took me upstairs in a high end apartment highrise to how me a unit with a beautiful kitchen installed. Then he took me downstairs to the basement. He flicked on the lights and he had stacked lower and upper kitchen cabinets to create a real life model of what we needed for our kitchen. He had enough extra cabinets off to the side if I saw anything I wanted to swap out. He explained: The kitchen upstairs is not up to code and they have to gut the cabinets. Everything is going back to the distributor. Before this happened, I pulled everything you will need to for your kitchen remodel.
I was beside myself. I could not believe how awesome this kitchen looked, but i had my usual list of obstacles:
Me: How will I get this to San Diego?
Trevor: I have a Uhaul Truck reserved for you and you will drive it all home. We will load it up tomorrow.
Me: Who will install it?
Trevor: I talked to Simon (skilled saint) and he is going to drive to San Diego with his tools and stay there until it is done.
At this point I had ran out of excuses.... Trevor had made our dreams come true with the kitchen we had always talked about.
I think of him everytime I walk into our kitchen and thank God that I had the pleasure of knowing him for so many years.
Rest in peace brother."
"It was the afternoon of the kite festival on Bernal Hill in the spring of 2105. It was cold, grey day and very windy up at the top. I had hiked up with the boys without their daddy (as he was still at work) and by the time I reached the top I was already done and wanted to go back home. I was cold and tired and my 3 year old was not happy. I came upon Trevor huddled into the hillside with Hazel curled up at his chest and he called out to Kes, inviting him to join him for a cuddle. Kes was at once comforted, being snuggled safely with this loving daddy. I was so thankful for the support and was able to relax and enjoy the celebration. I will remember Trevor in this way, a generous and loving father to all, full of warmth, good cheer and true kindness and caring."
"from all the dohertys your uncle mickeys family rest easy son xxxx"
"trevor you were only very young when I left ballyshannon your uncle mickey my father always spoke about you over the years now you can talk too each other up there in gods paradise son so look around gods gargen find my dad for me tell him that I miss him and give him all my love god rest you trevor god will look over you wife and kids your family you will be sadly missed son xxxx"
"You told the best stories! The kids loved all the adventures of Winkle and Dinkle....."
"RIP "uncle" Trevor (ha you used to hate it when I called you that especially if we were out and about!!)
Rest easy knowing that your legacy goes on through your beautiful children xxxx"
"My dearest uncle though you have broken our hearts by leaving us too soon, you leave a legacy of light, love and hope in your beautiful wife and children. Love you Always and Forever, beat on through our hearts and memories"
"Forever in our hearts Trevor. Many a laugh ww had years ago. From your cousin Lena that used to live on Brecknock road, London & her family Mary & John. R.I.P Trevor x"
"We love you Trev!"