William Harold Doll

Passed away on December 3, 2018

DOLL, WILLIAM HAROLD – aged 91 years.

Surrounded by his loving family, Harold passed away peacefully after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease, on December 3, 2018, at the Priory Hospital in Langford, BC.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife Alice in 1979. He is survived by their eight children: Lorenzo (Nola), Richard (Sandy), Garry (Martina), Gordon (Ann), Bob (Bonnie), Gerald (Lori), Larry (Sandy) and Annette.

He will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 27 years, Frances Doll. He is survived by his step-children David (Luanne) Lanthier, Lorraine Lanthier (daughter-in-law), Lolly Wilkinson, Michele (Kevin) Atchison, Jackson Lanthier and Caprice (John) Jopson. Predeceased by step-son Roch Lanthier and son-in-law John Wilkinson.

Born in 1927 in Neville, Saskatchewan, Harold married Alice Monette on October 11, 1949, and moved to Vancouver Island with his young family in the early 1950s. He was a long-time employee of the Esquimalt Municipality. He enjoyed working on cars, building campers, and renovating houses; he also loved the thrill of wheeling and dealing.

He considered himself fortunate to find love a second time when he met Fran Lanthier; they were married on July 14, 1991. They shared a deep love of family, enjoyed many a road trip together, volunteered at the Juan de Fuca Seniors’ Centre, and were highly involved at their local church, Our Lady of the Rosary in Langford. Together, Harold and Fran shared thirty-three grandchildren, forty-one great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Our family wishes to express its deepest appreciation for the care and compassion Harold received over the last three years from the staff at the Priory Hospital.


19 January

Celebration of Life

2:00 pm

First Memorial Funeral Services

4725 Falaise Drive
Victoria, BC V8Y1B4


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Larry Hobday

December 13, 2018

Harold and I worked together for the Municipality of Esquimalt. I had a great respect for him and enjoyed our time in the yard together. My deepest condolences to his family.

Lon Lovestone

December 13, 2018

Harold and my mom, Velma Lovestone ( Donnelly) who passed away on October 15th , were life long friends. Both were born and went to school in Neville, Saskatchewan. The Doll and Donnelly family from 1927 Saskatchewan both ended up on Vancouver Island in the 1950's.
I have many fond memories of Harold over the years. When he would visit our Esquimalt home, one thing was for sure, there would always be lots of smiles and laughter. Harold always had a good joke or prank, along with a lot of good natured fun! What a character! The many New Years Eve dinners and dances at the Church Hall in Langford were always the best of celebrations with Harold always making sure we had a great time.

I am so sorry to hear of Harold's passing and offer my heartfelt sympathies to Fran, Lorenzo and the Doll family.

I will always cherish the good times and memories of the days gone by.
Lon Lovestone

Brenda Worobey (Allen)

December 13, 2018

This is a message of comfort for the Children of the Doll family. We were neighbors on Parklands Drive for many years. Peter and Emma Allen 868 Parklands Drive. I took Lorenzo to school on the bus at St. Anns Academy babysat the little ones and loved to bake cookies with Alice. We loved the whole family and spent lots of time with them. We always referred to Harold as the "Garbologist" of Esquimalt. Good times in the 1950's and 1960's We lost Dad in March of this year. He would have been 100 this month and Mom is still with us and lives in a home near us at the age of 98.

cody mcconnell

December 11, 2018

I have so many great memories of unk. may the wonderful memories of him help you through this tough time, hugs Rip Unk

Lois & Don Munro

December 11, 2018

I will never for get this wonderful man! I meet Unk 17 1/2 years ago now. I was lucky enough to have meet his great nephew Don Munro (Pat Munro was his niece...Don's mom) when Don & i got engaged we asked Unk to be our MC ...of course Unk jumped at the chance ! He had a wonderful sense of humor! I will never forget the funny man he was! He will be deeply missed for sure!!! R.I.P. Unk until we meet again!! xoxo So sorry for everyone's huge loss :(