Dougherty, Vernon - Avis de décès | Résidences funéraires Cass inc.

Dougherty, Vernon


1942 - 2023

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Vernon (Vern) Hamilton Dougherty (81) on September 6th, 2023 with his family by his side, following a battle with brain cancer.


Born in Bury Quebec in 1942 to Osborn and Hilda, he shared 59 years of marriage with Marion (Matheson), with whom he lived at their house in Lennoxville until a month before his passing, under her unwavering care and love. 


Left to celebrate his life with endless memories are his wife, Marion; daughter Cynthia, her husband Allan Massicotte, and sons Drew and Matthew (who affectionally called him “Rod”); his son Michael, wife Sandi Bent, and son Kieran; his brother Delbert and wife Verna; and many nieces, nephews and close friends.  He is predeceased by his brothers Roger and Durwood, and sister Doreen (Dody).


Vern was actively involved with and proud of his family and supported his community and many charities.  His infectious levity and remarkable ability to turn strangers into friends were the hallmarks of his character.  He spent most of his career as a carpenter for the Eastern Townships School Board, while operating his lawn and garden equipment business (Dougherty Equipment) on evenings and weekends.  In addition to his extraordinary love for animals, his other passions included traveling in their camper to destinations like Florida and New Brunswick, where they forged lasting friendships and beautiful memories.


Special thanks to the staff at the CHUS, who provided excellent care and compassion during unprecedented challenges to the medical system, and to the Grace Village for their care during his final days.  Additional thanks to his friends and many members of the community who helped support him throughout his illness.


Visitation will be held at Cass Funeral Home, 3006 College St. Sherbrooke (Lennoxville), on Friday, September 15th, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. A brief service will take place at the same location on Saturday, September 16th, at 1:00 PM, with visitation starting at 12. Internement at the Malvern Cemetery in Lennoxville.  A reception will follow, where stories of Vernon's remarkable life can be shared.


In lieu of flowers, we kindly request that donations be directed to the Grace Village Foundation. By contributing to this foundation, you will help ensure that others may experience the same outstanding care and compassion that Vernon received during his journey.


Vernon Dougherty will forever be remembered for his warmth, generosity, and the enduring love he shared with those fortunate enough to have known him. His legacy will remain in the hearts of all who were touched by his presence.


28 messages reçus

Dear Marion and family

Our deepest sympathies on the passing of Vern. Cherish the memories.

Que mon soutien
réchauffe votre coeur
Scott Robinson and Kathie Fletcher xo, le 8 septembre 2023

Marion and family

Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of Vern. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Barry and Laura Deadman, le 8 septembre 2023

The family

My deepest sympathy to the family

Nancy Spalding , le 8 septembre 2023

Vern’s Family & Friends

My deepest sympathy to Vern’s family and friends. Vern was always ready to lend a helping hand and his kindness and smile brightened the day of all who crossed his path.
RIP Vern, you will be remembered and missed by many.

Leona Hodge, le 8 septembre 2023

Marion and family

Chester and I are extending our sympathy in the passing of Vernon.I enjoyed sharing stories of our camping days when he came to Grace Village. Our thoughts will be with you next week-regrettfully we will be away on vacation.Hopefully cherishing your many memories will be a comfort at this sad time.

Doreen Morissette and Chester McComb, le 8 septembre 2023

Marion and family

We are very sorry to hear this sad news . Vernon was a friend of all and will certainly be missed by all. He always had a smile for everyone he met . RIP Vernon .

Connie ,Corey and Margie , le 8 septembre 2023

Marion and family

Our deepest sympathies to you

Debra Bell, le 8 septembre 2023

The family...

Deepest sympathies. Vern will be missed at the Sherbrooke Snow Shoe Club....

David Moore, le 8 septembre 2023

Marion & The Family

So sorry to hear this sad news.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family. Vern was a true gentleman and dedicated townshipper. He was a proud father and grandfather. We have wonderful memories of sharing great times .
RIP Vern

David & Helga Price, le 9 septembre 2023

Marion and family

Dear Marion and family, our deepest sympathies in your loss of a genuinely wonderful man, Vern was always caring and kind, love, Barbara and Karl Hunting

Barbara and Karl Hunting , le 9 septembre 2023

A la famille

Nos sympathies suite au décès de Vernon. Il aimait beaucoup jaser avec les gens.
Bouchard Matériaux inc

Denis, Dominic Bouchard et Hugue, le 9 septembre 2023

Marion and Family

We were so sorry to learn of Vern's passing. Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.

Steve & Carol Beam, le 9 septembre 2023

Marion and Family

My deepest sympathies to you and your family

Linda Vintinner, le 9 septembre 2023

Mrs Dougherty and family

I didn’t know Vern well but any time I saw him, he was always very caring and kind. A real gentleman. My sympathy on the loss of such a dear man.

Lois McCourt, le 9 septembre 2023

Marion & Family

Our deepest sympathy for you and your family for their loss. He will be greatly missed. We will always remember the fun we had on the cruise with you both and Diane & Dave. Take care of yourself and know that our thoughts are with you in these hard times.

Wendy & Denis Cote, le 9 septembre 2023

Marion & Family

Our deepest sympathies for your loss

Pat, Brenda & Frances Goodwin, le 10 septembre 2023

Dougherty Family

A good man thru and thru. My deepest sympathies .

Tim Guild, le 10 septembre 2023

Marion and family

Our sympathy for your loss

Murray and Barb Ward, le 10 septembre 2023

Vernon Dougherty

Our deepest condolences to Marion and Family. Will always remember us reconnecting in Florida and all the laughs we shared. Angus and Janice

Janice Buchanan, le 10 septembre 2023

Marion and Family

Dear Marion and family:
Our deepest condolences on Vern’s passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We have fond memories of you and Vern down in St. Andrew’s each summer…

Rodger, Meryle and Randi Heatherington, le 10 septembre 2023


My deepest sympathy to you Marion and family.
May the memories of Vernon's life be comforting to you over time.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sincerely Margaret Pehlemann

Margaret Pehlemann, le 11 septembre 2023

Marion & family

Our deepest sympathy

Bruce and Ruby, le 12 septembre 2023

Marion, Cindy, Mike and the entire family

My heartfelt condolences to all of you. Mr Dougherty truly was a great man and I have many fond memories of my days in Lennoxville at the house up the hill. His great personality, generosity, humour and warmth lives on through all of you. Thinking of you and the family during this difficult time.

Mike Thibault and Sophie Gloutnay, le 14 septembre 2023

Marion and family

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with all of you. May you find comfort in all the loving memories of Vern.

Bob & Shirley-Ann McVety, le 15 septembre 2023

Marion, Cindy, Michael

So sorry for your loss. Vern was one of a kind and will be missed.

Wally Wilson, le 15 septembre 2023

Marion and family

My deepest sympathy to all. So sorry I needn't see this notice earlier. Dennis and Irma Chapman also send their sincere condolences. Take Care

Joanne Chapman, le 16 septembre 2023

Marion and family

So sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathies.

Larry and Faye Dougherty, le 18 septembre 2023

Dougherty Family

We were so sorry to hear of Vern’s passing. We just heard today that he had passed. Sending you sympathy and prayers.
Sincerely, Tom and Jean Porter

Jean Porter, le 17 octobre 2023

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