W. Blair Dolan
With heavy hearts and sadness we announce the passing of W.
Blair Dolan, husband of the late Mary (McCaffery) Dolan, of Riverview,
NB on Saturday, June 12, 2021.
Born in Douglasfield (Miramichi), he was the eldest son of
Wilfred Dolan and Winifred “Winnie” Driscoll and the
step son of the late Ray Driscoll.
Blair started his career assembling locks at the Yale Lock
Company in St. Catherine’s, Ontario. He quickly used his
product knowledge, work ethic and winning personality to excel in
sales. Blair moved on to the Sargent Lock Company as their Vice
President of Sales in the late 60’s. His dream was always to
move back home and start his own Manufacture Agency. In 1969, Blair
along with his wife Mary formed Atlantic Hardware Consultants. He
became an Architectural Hardware Consultant, writing hardware
specifications with Architects for buildings all over Atlantic Canada.
Blair was a self-made man. His customers were his friends, his
employees were his family. Blair helped many customers and employees
achieve their Architectural Hardware Designation (AHC). Blair was
proud that after he retired, their company would carry forward and
prosper with Terry, Lana, Cathy, Melanie and the Atlantic Hardware
Blair and Mary loved to travel, excelled at golf, enjoyed
camping and spending time at their cottage in Miramichi with family
Blair will be deeply missed by sisters: Margaret Blackmore
(Sterling), Mary Agnes Stewart (late Carman) all of Nordin, NB; Anne
Gray (Bill) of Miramichi, NB; Step sisters Agnes Siscoe (late Bob) of
Tracy, PQ. and Eileen Rouse (Bill) of Thorold, ON; special niece Cathy
McCaffery and great niece Melanie Longley, great nephew Jeremy
McCaffery, nephew Terry Dolan , his wife Lana, their children Ali and
Liam, and a special friend Eliotte Porelle of Shediac, NB. Blair was a
favourite son, brother, and uncle for his entire
Besides his parents and his wife, Blair was predeceased by
his nephew Daniel “Danny” McCaffery, whom he raised
like a son; brother Nicholas Dolan, step brothers: Pat, Carl, Greg and
Charlie Driscoll and step sisters Annie Esson, Kay Taylor and Frances
At Blair’s request, there will be no viewing or
visitation at the funeral home. A private mass and celebration of life
will be held at a later date.
As an expression of sympathy, donations to a charity of the
Donor’s choice would be appreciated by his
We would like to thank the dedicated staff at Monarch Nursing
Home for their compassionate care.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cobb’s
Funeral Home, 330 Whitepine Road, Riverview, NB. Online
condolences may be expressed to his family at
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of W Blair Dolan 19322021..
Death notice for the town of: Riverview, Province: Nouveau-Brunswick