OBITUARY

Cecil Robert Dole

18 December , 193626 February , 2019

In Loving Memory

It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of RCMP S/Sgt. Cecil “Cec” Dole (Ret’d) of Cole Harbour, N.S. on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at the age of 82 surrounded by his loving family in the Halifax Infirmary. Born in Moncton, N.B., he was predeceased by father, Ora, a veteran of World War II and long-serving Moncton police officer and mother, Vivian. He is survived by his loving wife of over 55 years, Rose; their sons Brian of Ottawa, ON and Blair of Cole Harbour, N.S.; grandson Connor and granddaughter Myla; siblings Jean Branscombe, Barbara McGill, June Jones, and Harold Dole all of Moncton, N.B. and Shirley (Bob) Goodwin of Quispamsis, N.B.; sisters-in-law Betty (Robert) Langdon of St. John's, NL, Joan Stockley of St. John's NL and Loretta Evans of Wellesley, ON; as well as many nieces and nephews. Following in his father's footsteps to serve the community as a police officer, he joined the RCMP in 1957. After training in Ottawa, he was posted in various communities throughout “B” Division (Newfoundland) where he met his wife Rose. After 8 years there, he was posted to “H” Division (Nova Scotia) where he served the remainder of his 39 ½ years in the Force. He was the recipient of the RCMP Long Service Medal for a long career of exemplary service and good conduct. He was also awarded the Nova Scotia Police Long Service Medal. He was highly respected amongst his peers in the way he conducted himself in the performance of his duties and he always upheld the values and morals attached to policing and community service. At various points throughout his life, Cec was active in the Lions Club, curling, and playing and coaching hockey. He was also a member of the RCMP Veterans’ Association. Not one to venture too far from home, he kept busy working around the house and yard. This is how he chose to enjoy his retirement years. In hockey season, you could be sure to find him watching whatever NHL game was being broadcast - probably more than one per night. Cec provided for his family with care, compassion and a level of morality and ethics that provided a role model for us all to follow. He was always available to lend a helping hand to anyone, offer advice or just be there for support. With his loving wife, Rose, they raised their two boys of which he was very proud. He was also immensely proud of his two grandchildren. He watched Connor grow into a fine, young teenager who is wise beyond his years. They enjoyed many breakfasts together and sharing stories. Gramp loved giving him advice on hockey skills and always stressed upon him the importance of a good education. Myla is young but growing so fast and she loved her Gramp and the special little games that only they could play together. Fist bumps from both of them were always something he looked forward to receiving. He will forever be in our hearts and memories. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 from 2 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m. at A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland St., Dartmouth. As per his wishes, cremation has already taken place. A private family service of remembrance will be held at a later date. Special thanks to the staff of the QEII Health Sciences Centre (Halifax Infirmary) for their excellent care and compassion under difficult circumstances. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, RCMP Foundation or charity of your choice.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, 5 March , 2019
  • Visitation Tuesday, 5 March , 2019
REMEMBERING

Cecil Robert Dole

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David Coleman

7 March 2019

Rose, so sorry to hear of Cecil's passing. I have fond memories of our time spent in Glace Bay.
David Coleman

Joan & Ron Turner

5 March 2019

Rose and Family~ we are so sorry to hear of Cecil’s passing. We will miss seeing him in Halifax. We always enjoyed his company. You and your family are in our thoughts & prayers.
Hugs, Joan and Ron

Dan Goodwin

5 March 2019

Rose, Brian, and Blair,

Our most sincere condolences during this difficult time. Our thoughts are with you.

Dan, Maureen, and Hunter

Elizabeth Goodwin

5 March 2019

Dear Rose & Family, We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Stay strong, Liz Goodwin and Boys

Florence Baccardax

4 March 2019

Dear Rose, Brian, and Blair:
Sincere sympathy on the loss of Cecil. He was a very nice man. Thinking of you all, Florence (late Paul) Baccardax

brad and lori evans

4 March 2019

our thoughts and prayers go out to the whole dole family. uncle Cecil was a man of principle who cared about everybody around him, he will be greatly missed.
brad and lori evans

Matthew M

4 March 2019

Cecil was a very kind, sincere and thoughtful man ... and through him, he helped to raise two kind, sincere and thoughtful sons (including Blair, who I went to school with since they moved to Spence Dr.). Cecil will definitely be missed. I am so sorry I am not able to attend the visitation. You are all in my thoughts. My sincere condolences to Rose, Blair and Brian.

Ed Sisk

4 March 2019

My sincerest condolences to all the family. Cec and I were longtime friends, even before we both joined the Force. We grew up one street apart in Moncton and played ball together as kids. He will be sadly missed by all of his family and friends.

Mark & Etta Boudreau

3 March 2019

Our deepest condolences to Cecil's family. You're all in our thoughts and prayers. Mark, Etta and family.

Anne Marie & AJ CARTER

3 March 2019

Rose and family - our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you go through this difficult time. We have a lot of fond memories of our time in Lunenburg.

Cec was always a man of principles, sharing his care and concern with us and for us.

During the late night shifts the last voice we would hear on our radio was Cec checking to see how we were doing, if things were well, that we were OK as we ended the shift.

Joe (LOWE) & I working together at night remarked on each shift, about what time it would be when we would hear from him before he went to bed. Thanks Cec. AJ

FROM THE FAMILY