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DORIS LETTERS (published on September 20, 2008)



DORIS LETTERS (MCCONNELL) Peacefully, on Saturday, September 13, 2008, with sons Donald and Barrie present, Doris passed away at The St. Boniface Hospital, at the age of 89 years. Left to remember her are sisters, Lois (Doc), Margaret and Ruby (Tom), plus an extended clan of nephews, nieces and their growing families. She was predeceased by her brother Albert Bert (Elaine), sister Joyce, mother Ethel and father Albert. Doris was born in London, England in 1919 and was brought to Canada at an early age. She spent her childhood years in Wolfe and Wilkie, Saskatchewan but primarily in The Pas, Manitoba where through the difficult times of the 1930s she took training as a registered nurse at St. Anthony's Hospital. She subsequently served in the Canadian Army Medical Corps with the rank of 1st lieutenant during the Second World War. Widowed by the accidental death of her husband William (Bill) in 1949, she returned to the nursing profession while raising her sons. After a working career of more than 40 years as a registered nurse or nursing supervisor, mostly at the Winnipeg General Hospital/Health Sciences Centre, she enjoyed 25 years of retirement. She was greatly supported by her family and the friends she made through her volunteer activities primarily at St. Luke's Church. A memorial service will be held at St. Luke's Church, 130 Nassau St. N. on Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either St. Luke's Church or the Alzheimer's Society of Manitoba, 120 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 4G2. NEIL BARDAL INC. 949-2200 nbardal.mb.ca


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