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Born: May 20, 1921

Date of Passing: Feb 03, 2021

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May 20, 1921 - February 3, 2021

It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Doreen (DoDo) Sewell at Golden West Centennial Lodge.
Predeceased by her husband Frank, parents, Charles and Hilda Cox; sister Joan and brother Michael.
She is lovingly remembered by daughter Rhoda; nieces, Susan (Jim), Debbie (Keith), Rhonda (David); great-niece Emma (Ryan); and great-nephews, Robert (Krista), Michael (Holley Anne) and Guy (Tatum). She is remembered by Sandra and Tom and family, Moira and Doug and family, Catriona and Alec and family, as well as Finn, Mathilda, Bowie, Emily and Nathaniel, and many friends and neighbours.
She was born in Liverpool, England and raised in Swindon. In 1942 she met and fell in love with Canadian RCAF flying officer Frank Sewell. Married in 1943 they left England in 1945 and settled in Kenora, Ontario with later moves to Brampton, Ontario and Winnipeg.
An accomplished cook and homemaker she loved to make friends and strangers feel welcome.
Cremation has taken place, interment will take place in Kenora at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Golden West Centennial Lodge, 811 School Road, the Salvation Army, Siloam Mission or a charity of your choice.
The family would like to thank the staff at GWCL especially the care givers on the 4th floor, friends Peter and Sydney, and family for all their love and support.

There are certain people who touch the
lives of those they know in a unique way.
Knowing them brings us joy and
inspiration and when they've gone
memories of all they've done stay with us.

For those who wish to sign the online
Guest Book please visit

Chapel Lawn Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 13, 2021

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Rhoda, My thoughts and prayers are with you. May the memories of your dear Mom bring you peace and comfort. Mary-Anne - Posted by: Mary-Anne Fritschij (Friend) on: Feb 28, 2021

  • Our deepest sympathy goes to you Rhoda on the loss of your dear Mum who was so close to living the full one hundred years. Your Mum was a very special, caring lady who was like a mother to many of us. She will be missed dearly and with fond memories, especially of her quick wit. May she rest in peace. Alex, Catriona and family - Posted by: Catriona and Alex Walcer (Friends (like family)) on: Feb 15, 2021

  • Rhoda: Just to let you know Richard (Butts) Eisentraut and Blair Swanson send you their condolences on the loss of your mom. Also, my sister Fran Bailey (nee Drew) said she used to deliver papers to your house when you lived in Kenora and remembers a Siamese cat that was not too friendly. I sent you my own condolences, but have been talking to these people since and am just passing it on. Marjorie Zimmer (nee Drew, Lakeside kid). - Posted by: Marjorie Zimmer (old neighbour from Lakeside) on: Feb 15, 2021

  • Dear Rhoda: My name is Marjorie Zimmer (nee Drew). I grew up on the 600 block of 6th Ave. S. in Lakeside, Kenora, Ontario. I do remember you and your family as you lived on 5th St. S.. I am sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. She was quite an age. I thought my mom was quite an age too - she passed on July 17, 2019 just 2 days after her 96th birthday (Laura Drew, nee Moore). Sending our heartfelt condolences. Paul Jackson and Marjorie Zimmer - Posted by: Marjorie Zimmer (old neighbour from Lakeside) on: Feb 14, 2021

  • Dear Rhoda: I was so sorry to hear about your mom. Although I only met her a few times, I thought she was delightful and so charming. I know you will miss her very much. It is always so hard to loss our moms, but you can be happy about how kind and thoughtful you were to her over many years. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Dianne Beaven - Posted by: Dianne Beaven (Friend) on: Feb 13, 2021

  • My sincere sympathy to you, Rhoda, in the loss of your mother. Doreen was a lovely, fun and kind lady. She will be remembered with love. Joanne Brennan - Posted by: Joanne Brennan (Friend) on: Feb 13, 2021

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