Alexander Vincent Dohy

August 13, 1929June 15, 2013

DOHY, Alexander “Al” Vincent

A life well lived ended peacefully for Al on Saturday, June 15, 2013 in Calgary, AB. in the comfort of his home. Al was born on August 13, 1929 in Koszeg Remete, Hungary to Cecilia and Vincent Dohi. At the age of seven, he immigrated to Canada with his mother and brother, Gabe, on the Empress of Australia to join his father who had immigrated years earlier and settled in the Picture Butte area of Alberta. Years later, the family moved to Calgary where Al attended Crescent Heights High School. He met and married the love of his life, Irene, in 1953. During their 55 years of marriage, Al was a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. At the age of 17, he started working for Otis Elevator Company as a mechanic’s helper, advancing to mechanic, foreman and then adjuster. In 1965, Al opened and managed the Calgary office for Western Elevator until his retirement. Al and Irene travelled the world together, but their favourite destination was Las Vegas. They were members of the Hi-Land Swingers Square Dance group. A highlight of their life together was their participation at the opening ceremonies of the 1988 Calgary Olympic Winter Games. Al will be lovingly remembered by his three children, Barbara, Kathleen and Michael (Alice); four grandchildren, David (Melissa), Jennifer (Geoff), Nicholas and Joshua; and three great grandchildren, Shea, Brody and Drake. The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation for the care and compassion of Dr. Mustata and his team at the Chronic Kidney Disease Clinic as well as Dr. Falk and his Palliative Home Care Team. With their support, Al was able to spend the last years of his life in the comfort of his home. A family gathering was held to celebrate Al’s life. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 6007 1A Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 0G5. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via the website

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  • A family gathering was held to celebrate Al's life.

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June 25, 2013

To the family of Al Dohy-
Condolences to each of you on your dad's passing. He was my fathers great friend and SKI Buddy, will be missed.
by Joe Ruckenthaler, Calgary, AB

June 23, 2013

Dear Barbara, Kathleen and Michael,
My deepest sympathy to you and your families on your dads passing. Al and I were next door neighbors when he moved to Calgary. We were the best of friends,a friendship that lasts until now. The many fond memories shall also persist.
Michael Komlodi.

Rob Galant

June 22, 2013

Barb, I read about your Dad's passing today and am sorry for your loss. Condolences to you and your family.

Mike MacNeil

June 22, 2013

Michael and Family, I just read on your fathers passing. I am sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of your father he always made me feel welcome at your house. He always had kind encouraging words for all the activities we took part in. Mike MacNeil

Paul and Betty Schmidt

June 22, 2013

From Paul and Betty Schmidt who were friends and neighbours of Al and Irene for years. Our condolences to the family.

June 22, 2013

To the family of Al Dohy-
Condolences to each of you on your dad's passing. I remember him and your mom very well as they were good friends with my parents for a long time. We are thinking of you all... Bill/Laurie Csokonay, and Wilma

David Orr

June 19, 2013

Dear Barb, Kathy, Mike and families:
We are very sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. Our family enjoyed decades of fun with your family, and our parents were very close friends. Together they enjoyed and shared everything from high school days to holidays, poker games to formal balls, dinner parties, and picnics. We luckily have memories of lives well lived and shared. Love from David Orr and Family

Barb Long

June 19, 2013

Dear Barb, Cathy and Michael and families. Dad told me of your loss on Sunday. I'm so sorry. Your dad was awesome. We did many special things as a group when we were younger. Hugs to you all, love Barb Long (nee Orr) and familyl.