Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Obituary announcement for old comrade Thornley Docker

Obituary for Thornley Docker

Thornley Francis Docker
October 13, 1932 - October 3, 2016

With the back drop of a beautiful October sunrise over a city he called home and with family by his side, Thornley Francis Docker passed away.

Thornley leaves behind his wife of 55 years, Kathaleen Docker and twin brother, Tod Docker, as well as children, Karen Court, Greg Docker (Fran Taylor), Tod Docker and Dale Francis.

He will be missed by his grandchildren Jamie Lee (Adam), Jessica (Mackenzie), Riley, Niki (Austin), Richard (Amanda) and Jason (Brianna), and many nieces and nephews.

Thornley was predeceased by his son in law Alan Court and his parents Bertha and George Docker.

Thornley was a 30 year Veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces. He first served 3 years with the Army and the remaining 27 were with the Royal Canadian Air Force where he finished his career with the 17 Wing Winnipeg, 733 "Comm‎" Squadron as a Radar Tech/Nav Aide, rank Master Corporal. He was honorably released from the Armed Forces in 1985. Following his service in the military, he joined the Corps of Commissionaires where he served for 17 years.

The family feels very proud and fortunate to have been able to call him dad and grandpa. Thornley was a devoted husband and father. He loved his family unconditionally. The family was with Thornley until the end and were able to tell him often and lots how much they loved him. Thornley passed knowing he was loved.

There will be no funeral, as per Thornley's wishes, He has been cremated and a private celebration with the family will occur at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice to honor Thornley's memory.

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