Born in Revelstoke, BC on April 14, 1926. Doch passed away peacefully on Nov. 18, 2012 with his family by his side. He is survived by his loving wife, Marion of 61 years; son Jarvis ( 51), daughter Fiona (44), grandson Jeffrey(17), and grand daughters Janessa(15) and Jennifer(13). His sister Ann Minty is still alive and living in Nepean, Ontario. He is predeceased by his mother Effie and father Bill Robertson.
Doch started his law career with Brown and Harvey in Prince Rupert in 1951. He started his own law practice here in Terrace in 1957 where he acted in many high profile criminal law cases in this area. He moved into family law in the middle of his career and retired in 1995. He went on to have a book published called “A Touch of Murder Now and Then”, which highlighted his life as a Barrister in this area in the early days of Terrace. He was a member of the Rotary Club here in Terrace for most of his career, earning the Paul Harris Fellowship Award for his tireless years of community service. He served as Chancellor of the Diocese of Caledonia for over 35 years in the Anglican Church. After retiring from this service, he was bestowed the honour of Canon. His friends will miss his whimsical sense of humour and hilarious “one liners” that made everyone chuckle.
He grew up in Vancouver and spent many hours of his childhood riding with his father in the locomotive engine of the Royal Hudson. He graduated from UBC with his law degree in 1951, the same year that he married Marion ( nee Filmer). They moved North for “one year” and like it so much that they spent the rest of their married life here. He and Marion had 3 children: Jarvis , Geoffrey ( deceased), and Fiona.
Mom and family would like to thank Dr. De Bruin, all of the staff at Terraceview Copper Community, Father Ernest and Cory, and all of the support of the community during Dad’s final days. A funeral was held on Nov. 22, 2012 at St. Matthew’s Anglican Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the HOME Society 31581 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC V2T 1T8.