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DORIS LATTER (LOCKHART)
Born: Jan 18, 1930
Date of Passing: Jul 14, 2019Offer Condolences or Memory
January 18, 1930 - July 14, 2019
Doris was preceded in death by her husband Jack in August, 2012 and daughter Sandra Berg in April, 2013, and her brothers, Douglas and Ernest, and nephew Calvin Lockhart.
Left to cherish and celebrate her memory are her children, Carol Latter (Mike Herba), Linda Block (Larry) and Gordon Latter (Jane Maxwell) and son-in-law Ralph Berg; grandchildren, Jordan Dyck (Alexandria), Erin Harper (Sean), Kellie Stachiw (Ryan), and Sean and Lauren Latter; her great-grandchildren, Keiran, Aislynn, Jack, Lucas and Hallie; sisters-in-law, Beryl Lockhart and Marilyn Lockhart and nieces and nephews, Laurie, Angela, Janice (Dave), Trevor (Marla) and Ross (Laura).
Doris grew up in the West End of Winnipeg, attending Isaac Brock and Daniel McIntyre schools, and graduated from Business College. Her marriage to Jack in 1954 and the births of three daughters from 1955 to 1958 kept her busy with family and home. She enthusiastically joined Jack when opportunities arose in 1961, to participate in Canada's fledgling External Aid program (now CIDA) in Lagos, Nigeria for a one-year term. Shortly after Gordon's birth, they went to Singapore, again with External Aid, for four wonderful years.
Doris' involvement in the community extended into many areas. She mentored young students through MACLD (Manitoba Association for Children with Disabilities), volunteered as a representative with the United Way, worked for over 30 years on the Children's Hospital Book sale, and chaired the property committee at Fort Garry United Church, where she also taught Explorers and was an active member of the Women's Group (formerly Unit 7), where the Christmas 'cookie run' was a favourite annual event.
Summers at the cottage at Clearwater Bay were a highlight of her life for three decades where she presided over many riotous games of Trivial Pursuit, Rummoli and Bridge with her trademark humour and sense of fun. Travelling with Jack filled many months of their retirement years, heading to Australia, New Zealand, the US, and in particular winters in Mesa, Arizona.
An active, vibrant and busy person all her life, Doris did not allow illness to slow her down, and continued to participate in regular exercise at the RehFit until November of 2018. Facing a cancer diagnosis bravely was a hallmark of her resilient personality, as she continued to enjoy Mah Jong, afternoon Bridge games, and Friday evening chats with her wonderful friends at 100 Paget Street. Ongoing regular get-togethers with the "Irish Connection" of cousins and extended family were a notable lifelong highlight.
Her family wishes to express their sincere and deep appreciation to all who have cared for Doris over the last year, and to the caring doctors, nurses and staff of the Palliative Care Team and Riverview Health Centre. Doris was especially grateful for the care and friendship of Dr. Dissanayake.
A service in celebration of Doris' life will be held at 11:00 a.m., August 9 at Fort Garry United Church, 800 Point Road, Rev. Min Goo Kang presiding. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Memorial Fund of Fort Garry United Church or a favoured charity.
"Grief never ends, but it changes.
It is a passage, not a place to stay.
The sense of loss must give way if we
are to value the life that was lived."
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 20, 2019, Aug 03, 2019
Condolences & Memories (6 entries)
To the Latter and Lockhart Families, Our sympathies on the passing of Doris. A life well lived and clearly an inspiration to family and friends. May her legacy carry on in many ways. Thinking of you all - Posted by: Trish and Gary Bergal (Friends of Gord and Jane/Jan and Dave) on: Aug 04, 2019
We have such fond memories of our times with Doris and Jack. We will always cherish our times at Clearwater Bay with the family. Doris was always so much fun, and so warm and welcoming to whoever was around her table. We will miss her beautiful ways. Hugh and Jody - Posted by: Hugh and Jody Hedlin (Friends ) on: Jul 23, 2019
We are so sorry to hear of this great loss, Linda, Larry, and family. Your mother was a special lady. Her life and love touched so many others and your lives are a testimony to that. May you all be comforted through the difficult days ahead and be warmed by many cherished memories of a life very well-lived for the Lord. - Posted by: Peter and Joanne Himanen (Friends) on: Jul 23, 2019
We will always think of your mom with a smile and remember her laugh, honesty and zest for life. We grew to love her and will miss her. We are so thankful that she was part of our lives. You’re such an awesome family. Love to each of you as you grieve this tremendous loss. - Posted by: Jim and Judy Thiessen (Friends) on: Jul 21, 2019
Doris was a much loved friend and family member. Her humour, charm, loyalty and sense of fun, led to many happy memories. She will be missed immensely! - Posted by: Beryl, Janice and Laurie Lockhart (Family) on: Jul 20, 2019
We have fond memories of this classy lady, the Lake of the woods visits, the meals together and her love for family. WE send our love and condolences to all in her family, may her spirit continue on earth as you share her love. - Posted by: Larry & Marilyn Buhler (Friends ) on: Jul 20, 2019
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