Michael Dorey
Michael Dorey
Michael Dorey

Obituary of Michael Wesley Dorey

With broken hearts, the family announce that Michael Wesley Dorey, took his last breath just days past his 61st birthday.  Having faced and slain many a foe of Multiple Sclerosis and strokes in the prime of his life, his most courageous fight was fought with grace and dignity.

On November 1, 2019, with his beloved sister, Wanda, and family at his side, Mike’s last battle came to an end.  He was quietly released to go through the light and fly free with the angels. A unique, loving, generous, caring spirit made him unforgettable – an earthly angel, who has now gone home.

Michael’s father was in the Canadian Military for 29 years so he got to experience a life of adventure and culture diversity.  He learned to be adaptable and to work hard.  In 1976, he joined the Military and served for 15 years.  A past member of Legion Branch #144, he proudly supported his country including a Peacekeeping Tour to Cyprus.  After the Canadian Armed Forces, Michael worked at Michelin and Canada Post.

Born in Lunenburg, NS, Michael is survived by his devoted sister Wanda Mosher, Digby; he will be remembered as a deeply loved nephew and cousin to the Zwicker families of Western Shore and Wylie families of British Columbia and Manitoba; by dedicated staff and fellow residents of Tide View Terrace (Digby) where he lived for nine years; loving friends, who were family and everyone who ever had the pleasure of knowing him.

In December 2009, both his father, Clarence “Junior” and mother, June, predeceased him.  He was also predeceased by brother-in-law, David Mosher (Wanda).

Michael was exceptionally athletic and enjoyed a life of action where he got to compete on many levels of sports.  He played hockey, baseball, curling, badminton, winter sports on skis and snowshoes; was a lifeguard and synchronized swimmer.  He had a fun action-filled life with his friends and colleagues until illness changed it all and those days were relived in his memories from a wheelchair and hospital bed.  What couldn’t be taken from him was that he was a beautiful spirit, smart and handsome, had a generous grin, loved a fast car, never complained, fiercely independent and a selfless caring respectful person, who always loved his elders, children and animals.

A Thank You celebration of Michael’s life will be held in Tide View Terrace Home for Special Care, 74 Pleasant St., Conway (Digby), on Wednesday morning at 10:00 am and a final Celebration of Life Service and burial will be held in the Western Shore Baptist Church on Friday, November 8, 2019 at 2:00 pm, Celebrant Diane Axent and Pastor Green officiating.  Interment will take place in Hillside Cemetery, Clearland.  A Reception will follow in the Harding Branch #144, Western Shore Legion.

Wanda wishes to thank family and friends for watching out for Michael over the many years of her brother’s illness.  She was grateful for the exceptional care with dignity given him in his final days of illness in the Yarmouth Hospital and personally adds: “For your kindness and unfailing attention to my brother’s wellness and health, I can’t say enough about his long-term care in the professional hands of Dr. Black and Tide View Terrace staff and management.  Thank you, Pastor Joe Green, and to Diane Axent, who was his confidant, best friend and who I trusted to be there for my brother when I couldn’t be.”

Words of comfort for the family may be sent to Serenity Funeral Home, 34 Coldbrook Village Park Drive, Coldbrook, NS, B4R 1B9. To remember this loving man, you may make a donation to Tide View Terrace Home for Special Care, www.tideviewterrace.ca.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, Digby County Funeral Chapel, 367 Highway #303, Digby, B0V 1A0 (902-245-2444).

“Somewhere in my dreams tonight – I’ll see you standing there.  While there’s a heart in me, you’ll be a part of me.”

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