ForeverMissed

This memorial website was is dedicated to the memory of our beloved Mary Dohey. Born on September 22, 1933 and passed away on June 12, 2017 at the age of 83.

Behind the headings above, you will find her life illustrated in words, videos and photos. Please help us share the best of Mary by submitting a story about her under "stories" and take a moment to read what others have shared. She was a wonderful treasure to those who loved her, bringing joy, laughter and comfort to all she met.

Posted by Clay Marston on January 9, 2019
Was most fortunate to first meet Mary Dohey years ago in mid-1970s shortly after she was awarded the Cross of Valor and later escorted her to a special night of the Canadian Society of Military Medals & Insignia where she was our special guest wearing her Cross of Valour, was greeted warmly by all in attendance, spoke to the assembled group and thoroughly enjoyed herself on that memorable evening even though Mary normally did not attend such events - Mary was a most marvelous, kind, generous lady everyone would like to meet and know - Had just now been made aware of her sad departure from the scene although it should be noted here Mary lived a very happy and tremendously fulfilling life - As one would expect of such a unique person she will be thoroughly missed forever by all those of us who knew her and were all extremely fond of - REMEMBRANCE -
Posted by President GHSN Alumni on July 7, 2017
Sadly, we only just learned of Mary's passing. On behalf of the members of the General Hospital School of Nursing Alumni (of which Mary was a proud member) we extend to her family our deepest condolences. Mary will be remembered by her fellow alumni at the annual Alumni dinner this fall and her name will be recorded in the Memorial Book commemorating the memory and contribution of our deceased members. Sincerely, Jeanette Walsh on behalf of Janice Marsh, President, General hospital School of Nursing Alumni, St. John's NL
Posted by Edith Hokin on June 23, 2017
Thank God for this wonderful person may she fly forever in the land of Paradise.
Posted by Gary White on June 20, 2017
Mary was a wonderful flight attendant, & human being, warm, friendly, humorous. It was a pleasure to fly with her over a number of years. May God bless you Mary, rest in peace.
Posted by Marjorie Browne on June 18, 2017
never  knew  this lady  but what i have heard  from family in red head cove  she was a remarkable  and  a respected  lady may she RIP.  I  was a  Hyde  from red head cove.
Posted by Pat Porter on June 17, 2017
We will miss you, Mary. Go with God. Your classmates. Class of 1954 General Hospital School of Nursing St. John's, NL
Posted by Patricia Casselman on June 17, 2017
I had such deep respect & admiration for Mary.
A calming demeanor ,with a beautiful smile , Mary braved life with a
powerful strength of mind.
Mary set an example of loyalty & honesty in her dedication to her
flight attendant career.

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Posted by Clay Marston on January 9, 2019
Was most fortunate to first meet Mary Dohey years ago in mid-1970s shortly after she was awarded the Cross of Valor and later escorted her to a special night of the Canadian Society of Military Medals & Insignia where she was our special guest wearing her Cross of Valour, was greeted warmly by all in attendance, spoke to the assembled group and thoroughly enjoyed herself on that memorable evening even though Mary normally did not attend such events - Mary was a most marvelous, kind, generous lady everyone would like to meet and know - Had just now been made aware of her sad departure from the scene although it should be noted here Mary lived a very happy and tremendously fulfilling life - As one would expect of such a unique person she will be thoroughly missed forever by all those of us who knew her and were all extremely fond of - REMEMBRANCE -
Posted by President GHSN Alumni on July 7, 2017
Sadly, we only just learned of Mary's passing. On behalf of the members of the General Hospital School of Nursing Alumni (of which Mary was a proud member) we extend to her family our deepest condolences. Mary will be remembered by her fellow alumni at the annual Alumni dinner this fall and her name will be recorded in the Memorial Book commemorating the memory and contribution of our deceased members. Sincerely, Jeanette Walsh on behalf of Janice Marsh, President, General hospital School of Nursing Alumni, St. John's NL
Posted by Edith Hokin on June 23, 2017
Thank God for this wonderful person may she fly forever in the land of Paradise.
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Shared by Christina Fehr on June 18, 2017

Dear Imelda and Dohey family,

Our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your dear Aunt Mary. I remember her fondly from when I was a little girl in the 60's, running back and forth the lane to your house in Holyrood. When she would come for a visit it was like a Princess coming to town and I recall your family's joyful anticipation of her arrival. I was so fortunate to have met her as she had a real impact on my life and yours as an amazing role model. 

She was such a beautiful and and spirited lady - inside and out. She inspired us with her stories of, " far away places with strange sounding names - far away over the seas", and encouraged us to see the world. Her grace and bravery should remind us all that real beauty is found within us and is a timeless legacy.

We know that she has discovered a new destination, that is paradise, and she is soaring even higher in the skies watching over family and world travellers. I also know that your dear Dad was there to welcome her with open arms.

Love Christina and Jesse Fehr

Calgary Alberta



Shared by Nora O'Rourke on June 18, 2017

Memories of Aunt Mary go way back to when I was a child. To her trips to visit us in Labrador City where she loved to ski at Smokey Mountain, to her talking dad into trying cross country skiing...that was hilarious! And to visiting her at her home in Mississauga. All of those memories are special, but the ones that we made in recent years hold an extra special spot in my heart.

Aunt Mary was an avid traveller and I believe she passed that love on to me! I have been fortunate to travel to many places with this wonderful woman, as my tour guide in the places she had previously been, and as a tourist in the places she had not. She always delighted in seeing different places and I was always amazed to hear her stories of when she had visited there before and the things she has seen and done. Even when we were not traveling she always had a story to tell! Our last trip was to New Orleans and even though she had slowed down, she took in all the flavour and entertainment that the city had to offer!

Rest easy now....your travelling on this side is done. I hope you are having a grand chat with dad and Rube and the rest of your family and with all your flying buddies that have gone before you. I will forever miss you!

Love and hugs

Nora

Shared by Imelda Roche on June 17, 2017

I have many fond memories of Aunt Mary growing up.  The very first plane ride I had was back in the mid 60's. It was an Air Canada flight from Gander to St. John's that Aunt Mary treated us to!  Our family, including Aunt Mary were in Square Pond Cabins on vacation.  Aunt Mary wanted to do something special for us so she took my brother Wayne and sisters, Elaine, Corinne and I on a flight from Gander to St. John's while Dad & Mom drove back in the station wagon with our baby sister - Louise. It was one of our biggest thrills of our lives and I'll never forget it!  We were so grateful for her kindness! We arrived in St. John's in about an hour and went to Aunt Mary's best friend's house - Pat Porter's - to wait for Mom & Dad to pick us up.  

Aunt Mary always came bearing gifts but I loved the "old" Air Canada uniforms including hats that had been replaced by new ones.  Aunt Mary never had the heart to throw them out so she would bring them home for us to play dress up as airline stewardesses. 

Aunt Mary was a giving and unselfish lady and once again proven by heroic actions on that scary flight #812 from Calgary in 1971.  I remember Dad getting the call from Air Canada to tell him the scary news.  We waited for many hours for the phone to ring and Aunt Mary called Dad to tell us she was alive and well. Dad was so relieved to hear her voice.

Aunt Mary was also a nurse which was a pre-requisite back in the day to become an airline stewardess. Aunt Mary took some time off work and devoted that time with Mother Teresa. Her first hand stories about Mother Teresa and the work she did was amazing.

Aunt Mary lived an exciting life and we hope she is reunited with Dad and the rest of the Dohey clan!  

Love,
Imelda, John, Jessica & Rebecca Roche
(Imelda Mary Dohey)

Holyrood, Newfoundland


This picture was taken of Aunt Mary before we left Square Pond to board our flight in Gander.