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DORIS M. HALL The family is sad to announce the death of Doris M. Hall, widow of Dennis Hall and daughter of John and Alice (Marsh) Fisher. She was also predeceased by her sister Ethel Howard; brother Tom Fisher; and nephew Ray Howard. Doris was 87 years old. Her nieces, Linda Glover, Doris Cook, Margie Howard, Penny Bryans, and her nephew John Fisher have many warm memories of Auntie Doris. It's a tribute to Doris that she also enjoyed the next generation of nieces and nephews and their children. She was a great-aunt, a great-great-aunt, and a great-great-great-aunt to more than 45 nieces and nephews. She will be missed and remembered by all of her family. Doris had an independent spirit, a mind of her own, and a taste for travel. She made many trips to Britain to visit cousins and other family. She traveled extensively and made friendships everywhere. Doris kept up her friendships through frequent correspondence; all of these letters and cards from family and friends she saved and treasured all of her life. She was a loyal and steadfast friend. As a member of the W.R.C.N.S. serving in the Second World War, Doris became a Captain's Writer in the Records Office in Halifax. She was an active member of the Ex-Wrens and attended many reunions; these were a special group of friends. She took great pride in being asked to participate in recent Remembrance Day services. After the war, Doris worked in Vancouver, Chicoutimi, Leeds, and finally Calgary where she was Secretary to the Vice-President of Mobil Oil Canada. She left Calgary to move to Wales where she married Dennis Hall and enjoyed her new life in Caerphilly. Sadly, Dennis died within two years of their marriage. Doris stayed on in Wales. She continued her career as owner and manager of M G Staff Agency. Finally, she moved home to Winnipeg where she worked for MTS until retirement as secretary to the personnel manager. Doris was a long time member of the Business and Professional Women's Club serving terms as President both in Canada and in Wales. Doris enjoyed what we now call networking, the public service these clubs took on, and the company of other business women. In retirement, Doris began another career as a volunteer. She held many positions with the Ex-Wrens as well as the BPWC. Among her other roles she was a tour guide at Dalnavert, a member of the St. Vital Historical Society, and a member of the residents' council at Lion's Place where she lived until her illness. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a. m. on Saturday, December 9, at Lion's Place, 610 Portage Avenue. If you wish, memorial donations may be sent to The Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Arthritis Society. neil bardal inc. 949-2200

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 07, 2006

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