Glenora Doherty

Voyage to the Other Side of Grief
Finding Joy in New Dreams
By Glenora Doherty

What happens when the dream dies with a partner?

After 38 years of marriage, Peter and Glenora Doherty embarked on their life’s dream of sailing around the world on their own boat. Three years later, Peter passed away suddenly and unexpectedly and Glenora not only lost him, she lost her cruising lifestyle and live aboard home. Her dreams were shattered. She suffered through the seven stages of grief, but God gave her the guidance, courage and strength to not only survive, but to discover new joys: bringing her boat home, snorkelling over coral reefs, singing in an incredible show chorus, and returning to her Christian faith. This personal and compelling book also provides practical suggestions for survival, living alone, getting sleep and planning ahead for the death of a spouse. To illustrate her voyage, Glenora often reflects on the joys and challenges of cruising under sail.

Watch for Glenora’s upcoming interview on 100 Huntley Street!
Monday, July 9th, @ 9 am PST on Global TV

Author Glenora Doherty will be interviewed on Monday, July 9th, 2012, by 100 Huntley Street co-host Moira Brown.  100 Huntley Street is the longest running daytime TV talk show in Canadian history and is aired live across the country.

For station times outside BC, see

It is produced by Crossroads Christian Communications, now celebrating their 50th anniversary.

Article from the
Vancouver International Boat Show 2012

LEARN FROM THE BEST Due to the immense popularity of our FREE Seminar Series, we’ve added a second stage this year, providing guests with double the value and twice the variety of entertaining, educational, and inspiring presentations each day from some of the most experienced boaters and interesting marine authors. Highlights include author Glenora Doherty, who will discuss her life voyage and sailing adventures after the sudden and unexpected death of her skipper.

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Glenora Doherty, B.Ed., was born on a Saskatchewan farm, but has lived in five Canadian provinces, Germany, California and Mexico. Her 35-year professional career included teaching and editing and she retired from the federal government as an Assistant Treaty Negotiator.  She has sailed over 30,000 nautical miles aboard the Reliance 44 ketch, Wanderlust V, which she and her husband built from a bare hull, and has served as crew on other offshore boats. She serves as Past Commodore of Bluewater Cruising Association; sings with Vancouver’s fabulous show chorus, the Maple Leaf Singers; and volunteers as Administrator for New Beginnings Community Church. She lives in her own home, Wanderer’s Rest, in Surrey, BC,  with her Havanese pup, Tilley, where she enjoys hosting family and friends.