DOREY – Gordon Simon “Gus”, 86, of Liverpool, passed away on Monday, October 10, 2016 in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool.
Born in Liverpool, he was a son of the late Simon and Sybil (Young) Dorey.
Gus worked for Queens Dairy for 12 years before going to work for Syd Samuels and later Ken Gould delivering Imperial Oil Products throughout Queens and Shelburne counties. He was well known as the “ESSO oil man”. In his spare time, Gus enjoyed building and painting bird houses, gardening and, in his early years, hunting and fishing.
Surviving are his daughters Carolyn “Ollie” (James) Wines of Barrie, On; Mary (Arthur) Morse of Hebbville; his sons Brian (Bridget) of Liverpool; Ricky (Cindy) of Hunt’s Point; Sidney (Karen) of Delta, BC. Grandchildren David, Danny, Darryl, Dean, Devon, Jessica, Brittany, Jonathan, Brett, Gavin, Emma, great-grandchildren Luke, Hayden, Barry and Zane. His sisters Florence Foster of Lockeport and Mildred “Billie” Dorey of Liverpool. His brother Vernon (Maxine) of Dartmouth.
He was predeceased by his wife Ethel (Wolfe) his son John, his grandson Michael, his sister Pearl Anthony and his brothers Robert and Arthur.
Visitation will be Monday, October 17, 2016 from 7 until 9 p.m. and funeral service will be Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 11 a.m. both in Chandlers’ Funeral Chapel, Liverpool. Reception to follow. Burial will be in Zion United Cemetery, Payzant Street, Liverpool. No flowers by request, donations may be made to Queens Manor, Queens General Hospital Foundation or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Shirley and Donald Johnson
To Ollie, Jim, Darryl and the entire Dorey family. Please accept our sincere sympathy on the loss of your dad. It is hard to grasp that it is so close to your mothers passing but they are together again. The love that you showed towards your dad and gramps will give you the memories and the strength to get through these difficult days ahead. Cherish the memories and hold them forever in your hearts.
With love and sympathy
Shirley and Donald Johnson
Elizabeth Mitton (MacDougall)
Gussie is in my oldest memories. I can’t remember a time he wasn’t in my life. He was a sweet man who will be dearly missed. Love to all of his family.
To all the Dorey Family
So sorry to hear about Gus you are all in my thoughts
Ken & Joanne Hanley
Sorry to hear about your dad, he was a good man always up for fun!
Janet and George Fletcher
We were sorry to hear about Gus. Our thoughts and our prayers are with your family.
Gordon and Jackie Eisnor
Very sorry to hear of Gus’s passing.Sincere condolences extended to all his family.
My sincere condolences to the family. It was a pleasure to know him. Enjoyed joking around with him. May you rest in peace Gus.
Jacqueline &Jim Peach
Sincerest condolences to the family. Gus was a fun loving guy. May God give each of you the peace and
Comfort you need to get through this loss. He & Ethel are together once more.
Helen& David Fox
Please except our sincere condolences. May Gus and Ethel rest in peace.
Dawn Porozov (MacEachern)
Sending deepest sympathies. Thinking of you at this difficult time. I will always remember trick or treating at your home on the hill . Great people .
Marilyn & Ivan Huskins
To Uncle Gussie Family
Were truly sorry to hear about the passing of
your dad . Uncle Gus will surely be missed by
everyone who knew him. He was such a wonderful
man and that no one will take his place. He is at peace
now and has gone to joined the ones that was truly dear
and close to his heart. R.I.P. Uncle. I’ll Never forget you.
sending thoughts and condolences to the family
Brian, Rick, Carolyn, Mary. Sid and families
I was sorry to hear about your father’s passing. He is no longer suffering and he is with your mother. I have so many good memories with your family, the Wolfe and Guest families. So much laughter, food, singsongs and love. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Clyde and David Whynot
Our Condolence to the family it was a pleasure to know Gus enjoying joking around with him he is now in Heaven to be with Ethel Gus was a kind person and has a sense of humour may you Rest in Peace Gus he is now in Heaven to be with the Lord from Clyde and David
So sorry to hear of your loss thinking of you all at this time. Your dad was a fine and very caring person always there to help if he could
Nora and Ronnie Fancy
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you .
Carol & Terry Whynott
Our sincere condolences to the family.
Michelle Wolfe Sitton
So many of favorite childhood memories took place with the Dorey clan . So blessed to be a part of this kind , caring, generous and hilarious family . I can still hear Uncle Gussy’s laugh .. and smell Aunt Ethel’s sauerkraut cooking on the stove .. and when I close my eyes I’m taken back to those blissful days – once for a beautiful while that still makes me smile.
Sending all my love across the miles . xxoo
So sorry for the family’s loss. Gus was a guy and always had a smile and a laugh. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him.
So sorry to hear your Dad has passed,take care Mary,Art and family.
By far one of the nicest men I have ever had the pleasure to know. It is with sadness I read this obituary. I will forever remember my visits to Gus and Ethel’s home. So sorry for your loss. Xo
Rodney and Shelley Mansfield
To Ricky and family: please accept our sincere condolences. We were blessed to have him as our neighbour for the last 26 years ,,,, him and your mom were awesome neighbours!!!! Gus always had a smile and wave out in the yard . Anything we can do please let us know !!
Vernon & Joyce Hawkes
A Great Oil Burner Service Man, a Great Man, Our thoughts and prayers are with all his family.
I always loved listening to his stories whenever Murray and I went up for a visit. RIP Gusey.
Sherri and Ted Roy
Ted and I were so saddened to hear about your Dad. Gussy was one of our favorite people. Ted worked with him at Esso and always loved being around him. He was funny and a great family man. We visited him and Ethel over the years, after we moved from Liverpool, and always felt at home. Now they are together again. The memories they both made for everyone will keep them in our hearts. Thinking of you all, Sherri and Ted
Susan and Peter Truelove
We are so very sorry to read of Gus’ passing. He was a great man, full of fun, and we feel very fortunate to have known him. Please accept our most sincere thoughts of sympathy at this most difficult time.
Roger and Monica Cox and family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
The Dorey family,So very sorry to hear of Gus passing away. He was a treasure. Always the same .Im sure you are right in saying he will be happy now to be with his wife ,his soul mate. Will miss seeing them,and their ever present smile. You the family,take care of each other . Sincerely, Linda
Sharon & Ronald Verge
Ricky, Cindy and Family.
Sincere condolences on the passing of Your Dad,
He always had a friendly smile and kind words whenever we met.
Our thoughts and Prayers are with all the Family.
To the Dorey Family……I have so many dear memories of times in my teenage years spent with the Dorey family. Gus and Ethel were two very sweet people and now finally together again. Our sincere condolences to you all. Please know that your in the thoughts of many of us at this moment.
Linda & Clarke Rafuse
Wayne and Pam Westhaver
To the Family, Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.Your father was a wonderful man and he will be missed by many. Deepest regrets.
Stewart & Leah Boutilier
Our sincere condolences to the family,Gus was a very nice gentleman who had a way of making you feel like you had known him forever.
Stewart & Leah Boutilier, Sandra (Boutilier) Horne -children of Walter Boutilier
To all the Dorey family: I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Gus. He was such a sweet man and fun to talk to when I dealt with him through the Esso depot. I know he was a great Dad to you all as well and you will miss him deeply. Your friends and family will help you through this difficult time. God Bless.
I would like to extend my sincerest condolences to the family of “Gus” Wilfred Dorey. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
With sincere sympathy
Sterling Belliveau, MLA
Philip and Holly Smith
Rick, Cindy and family
We were deeply saddened to read that dear Gus had passed….so soon after your Mom. My Dad always thought a lot of him.Please know that we are thinking of you all…this has to be so very difficult for you folks. It sure has been a difficult few months for your family…..too many losses.
Holly and Philip
Dear Dorey Family,
My heart goes out to you all. I actually can say I know what you must be feeling, with the lost of a father, grandfather, my DAD passed away almost 2 years ago. You never forget them. May you find comfort in the loving arms of the Savior. Take Care & GOD Bless you all!
Kurt and Anne Sarty
To Gus’ Family,
We are so very sorry to have another neighbour leave us. Kurt has very fond memories of the time he spent working under Gus’ wing. Please know we will be keeping all of you in our prayers.
Kurt and Anne
Dear Mary and all of the Dorey family, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. What a wonderful, caring and kind man. I loved spending so much time at the Dorey house,you were treated like family. Please take care of each other. Sending hugs your way. Debbie Banks (MacLeod)
George and Merla Smith
On behalf of my mother Jeanette Smith (Aunt “Nette”), my wife and myself; please accept our sincerest condolences for your recent loss. We shall sorely miss Gussie’s and Wife’s friendship enjoyed with our family these many years.
Gerald and Inez Smith
Sorry to hear about your father’s passing . Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. I have a lot of good memories of your parents. Your father always had a smile and made everyone feel good about themselves.
Robert & Sally Fader
To Gus’ family:
Sorry to read that Gus has passed away.Robert & I always enjoyed our visits with him. He & Robert loved to talk. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this very difficult time.
Stan MacLeod & Lorraine
So sorry to hear of your loss. Have fond memories of stories and the joy Gus passed on to others
Jane & Michael Gauthier, Barrie, ON
Dear Ollie, Jim and Dorey family,
The loss of your Mother recently was a most difficult time for you to endure.
Words cannot express enough for what you are now feeling as you mourn the loss of your Father Gus.
I hope you find comfort in knowing that both your parents are now together in peace.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
May you feel comfort in the days and weeks ahead as you share fond memories with family and friends.
I did not know your Father Ollie…..but by knowing you……it is clear to me how great a man he truly was.
Sending our very best wishes.
so sorry for your families loss, gussie kind warmth and smile will always be remember forever
Nellie,JoAnn and Kathy
Dear Buck, Ricky, Carolyn, Sid and Mary,
The last of the “old timers” has left the hill. We were very fortunate to grow up with your family (and many others) from the hill back in the day. We have so many fond memories of those times. There usually was a guitar or two involved. We are very sorry to learn of Gussy’s passing…..he no doubt was ready to join Ethel when his time came. To lose both parents in such a short time is tragic……give yourselves time to heal and please know you are all in our thoughts. We certainly reminisced while watching his memorial video.
Mary & Family:
So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Our thoughts & Prayers are with you all.
To the family: It’s hard to find the words to say so I’ll simply write that I’m sorry for your loss. I will always fondly remember my great-uncle for his fun-loving spirit; continually looking for a laugh or a way to get into mischief. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.
Shirley Jennings-Slauenwhite and family
So sorry to hear, thinking of you at this sad time.
To all the Dorey family,
We send our love to you all as you spend these few days saying good bye to a very dear father, father in law, brother, and beloved “gramps”. Gus brought great life and laughter to all he connected with and we will forever remember him with a smile and glad heart. We pray that all of you will find great comfort as you spend time thinking of the good memories he left you with. Love Brenda and Jim Moher and their family.
I am so sad to hear of Gus’s passing. He was always a nice man. He was hilariously funny and always up to something. Now he will be with his angel, Ethel.God bless you all as I know he loved each and every one of you with all his heart. May he rest in peace and I am sure each and every one if you have lots of awesome memories to hold close to your hearts forever… RIP Gus …
Joyce (Coombs) and Glen Brodie and family
Feeling sad for your family on hearing of uncle Gussie’s passing. He was much loved and warmed the hearts of all who knew him. So sorry but we will not be there for the sharing of his life at the service but please know we are there in spirit.
Ralph & Shirley Morton
So sorry to hear of Gussie’s passing.
In his early years he was very much a part of our family .
He will be missed by all that knew him.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Cherish your many great memories with Gus and he will be with you forever.
With heavy hearts we bid farewell and wish to extend love and compassion to Ethel and Gus’s family and extended family. So sorry for the loss. They will never be forgotten.
When I was 4 or 5 years old I lived on old falls rd around the corner from the Queens County Diary. Gus worked there ,and when we kids showed up Gus would gdb a half filled bottle of chocolate milk and pass it to us. What a treat from a man I remembered over the many years for his kindness.I am pleased to see he lived a long and happy life. Sherman Hines