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DORIS ISABEL DUNLOP (KELLY)
Date of Passing: Oct 05, 2020Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
DORIS ISABEL DUNLOP
Doris was the second of eight children born to Elizabeth (London, UK) and George (St. Marks, MB) Kelly. Childhood was wondrous near Clear Lake in Crawford Park, MB. Always lively, always willing, Doris brought a spark to all who knew her.
Doris was predeceased by husband, Don and grandson, Allan Cameron, by sisters, Margaret, Irene, and Joan and by brothers, Al and Ron. She will be deeply missed by her good companion and daughter, Gale Cameron and her son, Grant Dunlop, grandchildren, Randy Caron (Tammy), Tracy and Sean; sisters, Lois Steele (Doug) and Shirley Archambault (Guy) and 20 nieces and nephews.
Doris' life was full because she was so open to all that came along. From ages 16 to 21 she looked after two families, the second being her five cousins, the youngest just a baby. Through all that, she gave them happiness and hope, and they love her to this day. Desperate to join her parents who had to move to Winnipeg, she was finally on a train to join her family. Never an idle day, her first job was in a hardware store cutting soles for shoes. She would work at Christies Biscuits and finally at Stalls. In retirement she moved to Beachim Park. There she and Margaret hosted major Kelly family celebrations every year, always bringing the whole family together. She also began knitting hundreds of hats and mitts for children in need. These were great years as she enjoyed the Seniors Club at the Charleswood Legion. She and sisters, bought a trailer in Mesa, Arizona, again so the family could be together. Winnipeg was her oyster, as she used Transit buses to go anywhere she wanted.
At 95, she began a whole new life. Doris moved to Arlington Haus and there she found such good companionship in fellow residents and staff. A special thanks to Pam who made this all happen and to the cooks who made every meal delicious and fun. Doris was thankful for the homecare that helped her so kindly and for the afternoon activities she so enjoyed.
Special thanks to Dr. D. Hartley for care over the years. Aunt Doris never stopped making every day a good day.
A private service has taken place.
Family and friends may sign a Book of Condolence at www.glenedenmemorial.ca
Glen Eden Funeral Home
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 17, 2020
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