In Loving Memory
John Michael Doherty


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Family and friends are warmly invited
to celebrate the life of
John at
David W Bull Pakenham Funeral Home
190 Princes Highway, Pakenham on
Wednesday 27th July 2022
commencing at 1:00 p.m.
A burial will follow at the
Berwick Cemetery

16 Inglis Road, Berwick.

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  1. John , you fought an incredible battle against cancer your a better man than I ,you had an incredible outlook on your remaining time with us I will miss you no I already miss you .38 year friendship but we missed quite a few years until Kathryn reunited us again I will miss your awkward long man hugs our phone calls and your smile and laugh.On our last visit we both couldn’t bring ourselves to say good bye so it’s see ya later mate.Condolances to Kathryn,Amy, Brenton,Louise and Stephen and family.Forever in our thoughts and hearts. (1:32pm)

  2. Rip John you fought a very hard battle we are all so proud of you.our condolences go to you family and friends you are at rest now looking down on all your loved ones

    Christine Morrissey nee Doherty
  3. So sad that such a Lovely, gentle, kind person and Cousin should leave us so early. The only consolation is your over all your suffering John. RIP now, you will be sadly missed.
    Lots of love June and Sean. Xx

    June Chaney
  4. Thinking of my lovely uncle Jimmy and Aunty Aud. So sorry for yr loss. Can’t imagine how hard this is for you. Also sending love to all my cousins and families. Love fm Ireland. I know Mam and Dad send their love and I’m sure philip will write his own words soon. Xxx Susan John Lucy & Ellen.

    Susan Farrell
  5. Memories are not framed in gold and hung where all can see. But hidden deep within our hearts for all eternity. Condolences to all the family. Pat

    Pat Deslandes
  6. Andrew and I are deeply saddened to hear of John’s passing. Please accept our deepest sympathies, and condolences for your loss.

    JD’s bravery and strength throughout his battle with cancer, is extraordinary and incredibly inspiring. Losing John has left a gigantic hole in so many hearts.

    “The sparkle of your eyes, the brightness of your smile, the goodness of your soul, will always stay in our hearts, because you were one heck of a human being JD”.

    “You are forever in our hearts, and we can’t wait to be with you again.”

    – xx A m y & A n d y xx –

    Amy Julian
  7. To a beautiful soul , gone too young . We will never forget you John boy .
    Our thoughts are with Kathryn, Amy , Brenton & Family. xoxo

    Kez & Geoff
  8. Dear Kathryn and family…my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    I feel very fortunate to have called John my friend.
    He was such a caring fun loving gentle man with a very dry sense of humour.
    He was never short of a story and a heartfelt hug. I will treasure my memories of him and will miss him terribly.

  9. So sad to hear of John’s passing I spoke with him many times on the phone he was such a true gentleman my deepest condolences to the family sending all my love Shane

    Shane 2azurka
  10. We are so, so sorry to hear the news of John’s passing. He was such a beautiful soul, so warm and friendly, with a great outlook and he worked so hard to be here for his family. We hope you can take comfort in the countless wonderful memories you have together. Thinking of you Louise, Kathryn, Amy, Brenton, Stephen and all the family. Love The Lynches (and the Kellys)

    Erin and Marty Lynch
  11. JD, what can I say. Thank you would be a start, I reckon. You were the best role model for me on how to deal with cancer. With the determination to not let it win and the attitude to always look to the humorous side of things. You had the best stories, and I remember our drives where my sides would hurt from laughing so much. I don’t think I really told you how much it meant the time we spent together. Love ya mate. Hope you are going for a cruise in the sky in your Sandman. Condolences to Kathryn, Amy, Brenton, Louise and Stephen, Family and Friends.
    Lots of Love Carlos and Maddie

  12. So sorry to hear of Johns passing, a special guy, will be greatly missed, our thoughts and prayers to the Doherty family,
    All the folk from Uniting Images, Narre Warren Nth Uniting Church.

    Grant & Jim
  13. Rip John you fought the great fight .you will be sadly missed by your family and friends. We all are lighting candles for you.

    Christine Morrissey
  14. Dear Kathryn and family, we are so sad for you all at this sad time, as you farewell John, after his bravely fought battle. We are so glad that we got to know him, and witness his love and joy in life, and his love for you.
    May he Rest In Peace. Love from Laurel & Colin Hill

    Laurel & Colin Hill
  15. Thinking of you all today and thanking you for the opportunity to be part of the celebration of John’s life.

    With much love Marion x

    Marion Roberts
  16. Dearest Kathryn and family,
    We are so saddened at the passing of John.
    He was such a generous, authentic and down to earth person who made everyone feel comfortable and at ease.
    He had a wonderful warm sense of humour and was incredibly caring, selfless and brave.
    We will miss him terribly!
    All our love and condolences xx

    Andrew and Angela Lees
  17. We are very saddened to hear of John’s passing, a very likeable man. We will miss seeing him and all his lovely photos. Our sincerest heartfelt condolences to the Doherty family.

    John and Heather Prestt
  18. Well mate i guess no more BINGO numbers ever thou there was no winners lol lol i only knew u since Parkes bu we clicked n chatted on facebook n phone 1 Mate i admired u never gave up never complained 1 thing i admired about u mate or as we both said became brothers xxx p.s did u leave u leave the keys to your van lol lol RIP BROTHER XXX

    Bruce Michael Fuller
  19. Sincere condolences to Kathryn, Steve, Louise, Brenton and Amy from the Davie family. We are all thinking of you through this difficult time. We will always treasure the time we spent together in Jamison.
    Steve Davie❤️

  20. Condolences Anne to you and your family. It was a beautiful service. Thoughts and prayers are with you all xx

    Carmel Falzon
  21. Deepest condolances John was such a great man and i will miss my phone calls with him i got along so well with him he was like a brother to me he will be sadly missed all my love and thoughts go out to his family rest in peace mate Love ya always

    Shane Wazurka
  22. My heartfelt condolences to Kathryn and Family, Uncle Jimmy, Auntie Audrey and Family on the loss of wonderful John.
    The memorial service for John was lovely, everyone spoke so beautifully of him and you did him proud.
    May you find the strength together to support each other through the coming weeks and months.

    Helen, Paul, Laura, Niall and Matthew (Dundalk, Ireland)

    Helen MacArtain