Doreen Ellen Carson – passed away peacefully at Bayview Extendicare on May 19, 2019 in her 84th year. Predeceased by her loving husband, John (Jack). Beloved mother of Stephen, Sean (Siham Chowdhury) and Shelagh (David LePage). Proud grandmother of Chloe & Sydney (LePage) and Tara (Carson). Sister of Earl Hawke (Judith).
Doreen worked many years in Ontario and the United States and completed her career as an administrator with the Ministry of Health’s Air Ambulance Service.
Doreen was an active volunteer in the community with local theatre, her church, during elections and with charitable causes, as well as a member of Maple Leaf Women’s Probus Club in Newmarket. Devoted to the fight against cancer, her volunteer work with the Canadian Cancer Society led to recognition awards for fundraising and for 55 years of service, culminating in the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Her community service won her recognition as the First Lady of the Year by Beta Phi Sigma International.
Special thanks to the caring staff at Southlake Hospital and Bayview Extendicare.
Friends may call at Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. S., Newmarket on Thursday, May 23, 2019 from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm. Funeral service will be at St. Paul’s Anglican church in Newmarket on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 10:30 am, followed by a reception. Interment at Alliston Union Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. On-line condolences at www.roadhouseandrose.com