Minnie Veronica Doiron
1934 - 2024
Minnie Veronica Doiron
Visitation Information
Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Visitation Time
2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm
Visitation Location
C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College Street, Antigonish, NS
Service Information
Service Date
Wednesday March 27, 2024
Service Time
Service Location
Ste. Croix Church - Pomquet, NS
Requested Charity
R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home Foundation, Ste. Croix Cemetery Fund, or a charity of one's choice
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It is with great sadness the family announces the sudden passing of Minnie Veronica (O’Leary) Doiron at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish, on Saturday, March 23rd, 2024. 

Born in Queensport, Guysborough County, on September 1st, 1934, she was the youngest child of Alphonso and Gertrude (Richard) O’Leary and the last surviving member of her immediate family.

After attending school in Queensport, Minnie completed her high school education in Pomquet where she met her husband of 71 years, Joseph Doiron. They married November 24th, 1952, in Pomquet.

Minnie is survived by her husband Joseph, children, Veronica (Joe) Delorey, North Grant; Paul (Dorothy), Clydesdale; Joan (Neil) MacIsaac, St Andrews, David (Gloria), Hilden; Stephen (Susan), Pomquet; Jacqueline (Kelvin) Durbidge, Australia; Suzanne (John) Vermeer, Abbotsford, B.C.; Roselynn Doiron (Paul), Brockville, Ont.; 18 grandchildren; David, Adam, Vanessa, Stacy, Daniel, Robert, Jeaniece, Jenna, Alyse, Andrew, Kara, Kyle, Aimee,Andrew, Alynn, Ash, Nathaniel, and Chance.  Minnie is also survived by 23 great grandchildren and her brother-in-Law, Bill Brown.

Minnie is predeceased by daughter, Gertrude in infancy; grandson, Adrian Delorey; and great granddaughter, Ava Doiron.  Minnie is also predeceased by her ten sisters and brothers: Agatha, Mary, Thomas, Leo, Alice, Ruby, Helen, Tina, Florence, and Osborne.

Minnie dedicated many years to raising her loving family with her husband, Joe.  As the family grew up, she obtained her driver’s licence and joined the work force working at Elms Gardens, and eventually she made her way to St. FX University where she spent 20-plus years as Supervisor of Housekeeping.  Upon retiring, she began traveling across Canada, the States, Mexico, and Europe, but no place was dearer to her heart than her beloved Queensport.  She was so proud of her Irish Heritage that she often dressed in her Irish regalia on St. Patrick’s Day. 

Mom loved baking, quilting, bowling, and playing cards.  She especially loved family gatherings and enjoyed spending as much time as she could with her children and grandchildren to whom she was truly dedicated.

Special thanks for the compassionate care given to Mom at Richmond Villa, the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, and St. Martha’s Emergency Department.  We are grateful to all the Health Care Professionals who cared for Mom over the years and during her last hours.

Visitation will be held in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College Street, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, on Tuesday, March 26th, 2024, from 2-4 and 7-9pm.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 27th at 11am in Ste. Croix Church, Pomquet.  The funeral will be recorded and available for viewing on the funeral home website shortly after the service. 

Burial at a later date in the parish cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home Foundation, Ste. Croix Cemetery Fund, or a charity of one's choice.

Online condolences:  www.clcurry.com

Minnie Veronica Doiron