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About Dooher’s

Our

History

Dooher’s Bakery first opened its doors in 1949 when Harry and Muriel Dooher bought a small bakery in Madoc, ON, which began their dream to bring the best in home baked, nutritious goods to their community. Using a small wood-fired oven, pumping their own water tank, long hours and a lot of determination; Muriel and Harry made their dream come true.

In 1956, Dooher’s relocated to Campbellford, ON. 44 Bridge Street East (now home of Gunn Johnston Cards & Gifts) was the bakery’s first location.

In 1977, Dooher’s relocated across the street to the current location at 61 Bridge Street East. During this time, Harry and Muriel’s son, Peter Dooher, began operating the bakery with his wife Christine. From that point forward, the bakery has been known as one of the finest home bakeries in Southern Ontario, along with being a pillar in the community. From donating baked goods to support local charities and fundraisers within the region to ensuring the freezers at the food bank are filled with bread and baked goods for those in need – the community is always top of mind. Nevertheless, Dooher’s always valued the need to remain a family-owned, scratch bakery.

Today, that same commitment to quality and home baked goodness remains true. Peter Dooher remains baking during ‘the busy season’, although his daughter, Cory Dooher, has been the owner of the bakery since 2013. Cory’s three children, Jeremy, Hannah and Spencer are also employed at their family’s establishment – making Dooher’s a 4-generation bakery.

Harry and Muriel Dooher Vintage
Doohers in Madoc
MADOC 3 Muriel & Harry Dooher outside the Madoc store (between 1949-1955)

Our

Story

1949

The 1st Generation Begins

Dooher’s Bakery first opened its doors in 1949 when Harry and Muriel Dooher bought a small bakery in Madoc, ON, which began their dream to bring the best in home baked, nutritious goods to their community. Using a small wood-fired oven, pumping their own water tank, long hours and a lot of determination; Muriel and Harry made their dream come true.

Harry & Muriel

1956

Relocating to Campbellford

In 1956, Dooher’s relocated to Campbellford, ON. 44 Bridge Street East (now home of Gunn Johnston Cards & Gifts) was the bakery’s first location.

1977

Crossing Bridge Street

In 1977, Dooher’s relocated across the street to the current location at 61 Bridge Street East. During this time, Harry and Muriel’s son, Peter Dooher, began operating the bakery with his wife Christine. From that point forward, the bakery has been known as one of the finest home bakeries in Southern Ontario, along with being a pillar in the community. From donating baked goods to support local charities and fundraisers within the region to ensuring the freezers at the food bank are filled with bread and baked goods for those in need – the community is always top of mind. Nevertheless, Dooher’s always valued the need to remain a family-owned, scratch bakery.

1977
1977
1977
1977

1977

The 2nd Generation Takes Over

Harry and Muriel’s son, Peter Dooher along with his wife Christine began to own/operate Dooher’s Bakery.

2013

3rd Generation's​ turn

Cory Dooher & family began to take ownership of the bakery in 2013.

2013

2016

Customer Experience Award

Dooher’s was nominated and won the award for Customer Experience at the 2016 Trent Hills Celebration of Business Excellence Awards Gala.

2018

Wins The Sweetest Bakery
in Canada Contest

In September 2018, Dooher’s was awarded the title of “THE SWEETEST BAKERY IN CANADA!” Votes came in from across Canada, and even those living outside of the country made sure to cast their vote. Dooher’s is thrilled to make Campbellford home to “CANADA’S SWEETEST BAKERY!”

2018 Sweetest Bakery
2019 celebrating 70 years

2019

Celebrating 70 Years

For 70 years, the bakery has been creating homemade breads, muffins, cookies, pastries, donuts, pies, tarts, cakes, squares, bagels and SO much more – making Dooher’s a favourite stop in the area! Baking with the original recipes, the time honoured, traditional goodness just keeps getting better and better.

Today

4 Generations

Today, that same commitment to quality and home baked goodness remains true. Peter Dooher remains baking during ‘the busy season’, although his daughter, Cory Dooher, has been the owner of the bakery since 2013. Cory’s three children, Jeremy, Hannah and Spencer are also employed at their family’s establishment – making Dooher’s a 4-generation bakery.
Spencer, Jeremy, Cory, Hannah

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