Milton Dexter Dorey
He was born on October 9, 1937 and raised in Blockhouse where he lived most of his adult life. Milton was the son of the late Elmer and Alice Dorey.
In 1968, he started his own construction company, E.W. Dorey & Sons Construction Limited with his father, where he spent most of his working years.
A pillar of his community, and always an active and passionate member of organizations including but not limited to the Bridgewater Jaycees, the Blockhouse Fire Department, the Masonic Lodge 69 AF & AM, Mahone Bay and St. James Anglican Church, Mahone Bay.
He was passionate about music and a mainstay in the local music scene as a singer with various groups, including the Anglican Church Choir, the South Shore Chorale, and various other Community Theatre groups and barbershop quartets. Two particular quartets that he enjoyed so much was with Lorne and Yvonne White, Jean Marshall and accompanied by Jimmy Aulenback on piano. The other was the church quartet with Michael Lutes, Joe Carver and Tom Ernst. Milton was always the “go to” singer for local weddings and funerals and after taking up playing the fiddle in his 60’s, was a member of the Lunenburg County Fiddlers Club.
Milton was also passionate about travel and he and Dorothy always had their bags ready for the next trip. He never wanted to stop learning and would always stop to discuss just about anything with anyone. There were many lively debates around the dining table during holidays and family gatherings.
Milton is survived by his wife of 41 years, Dorothy Dorey (nee Whynot); six children; Kerry Dorey (Nina) Pemberton, BC; Gina Dorey (Steve Brazeau) Ottawa; Krista Cook, Halifax; Sherry Wheeler (Jake), Mahone Bay; Vicki Whynot, Halifax and Reg Whynot (Cathy) Edmonton. He was incredibly proud of his nine grandchildren, Megan, Tristan, Jordan, Hannah, Emma, Juliana, Dana, RJ and Troy. He was smitten with his great-granddaughter, Luna. He is survived by his sister, Diane Dorey (David Risser).
He was predeceased by his parents, Elmer and Alice Dorey, and his brother, Keith Dorey.
Due to COVID restrictions, a private funeral service will be held at St. James Anglican Church, Mahone Bay and a reception will not be held.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Church Boys League, in trust, at the Bank of Montreal, Mahone Bay. Donations received will be transferred to the Milton Dorey Musical Bursary for Continuing Education which is being set up in remembrance.
The family extend their thanks to the EHS paramedics and a special thank you to Constable Rodney Arsenault for his kindness and compassion.
An Email has been set up if you wish to recount any memories or stories to the family. Email: [email protected]
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