Robert Docherty


Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium
Box 1780
Stettler, Alberta, Canada
A Service Will Be Held At A Later Date

Obituary of Robert Otis Docherty

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Robert Otis Docherty

March 13 1945 - January 22 2023


Robert Otis Docherty (Rob) passed away in the Stettler Hospital on January 22, 2023 after a short battle with cancer.


Rob was born March 13, 1945 in Lacombe, Alberta and grew up in Alix.


Rob was a welder all of his adult life and had a welding business in Stettler for over 20 years.


He was an avid trapshooter and was a member of the trap-shooting community since 1972. In 2021, he was inducted into the Alberta Provincial Trapshooting Association Hall of Fame. Rob was well known in the community for being a builder in the sport and was the Stettler Trap Club president for 25 years. He won the Alberta Provincial Singles Champion trophy three times and been runner-up three times. In his shooting career, Rob has shot almost 250, registered targets. He still holds the record at the Edmonton Gun Club, with 28 straight 100s in the singles category. He also has seven straight 100s in doubles throughout his career.


Rob also enjoyed golfing and pool with friends.


He is survived by wife Letty Docherty; children: Todd (Bonnie) Garstad, Tina Garstad and Tanille Docherty; grandchildren: David Garstad, Jackalynn Garstad (Kori Harris), Jack Timmins and Everett Timmins. He is also survived by brothers and sisters: Allan Docherty, Brenda Docherty, Lorne (Anita) Docherty, Cathy (Lorne) Conkin, and Velma (Lorne) Lorenson; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other family and dear friends.


He was predeceased by his father Abe Docherty, his mother Marjorie Docherty, his father-in-law Jack Ritchie and mother-in-law Isobel Ritchie.


A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in the Spring.


Memorial donations may be made in Rob’s name to the Stettler Hospice Society (Box 880, Stettler, Alberta, T0C 2L0).


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