(Ladies Auxiliary-Branch 240)
Passed away peacefully with family by her side at Almonte General Hospital on Thursday, December 15, 2011
Doreen (nee Barrie)
of Almonte, age 84 years.
Beloved wife of the late Merville. Dear mother of Ethel (Ron) McDonald, John (Kathie) Goodfellow and pre-deceased by two children Karl and Beryl. Survived by son-in-law Ellis Carter. Proud “Nan”of many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Brother-in-law and close friend Doug Sutherland. Will be sadly missed by her many relatives and friends.
Family and friends may visit
C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC.
127 Church Street, Almonte. (613)256-3313
On Saturday, December 17, 2011, from 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm. Ladies Auxiliary-Branch 240 Service at 6:45pm. Complete Chapel Service on Sunday, December 18, 2011 at 2pm. Private family interment on Monday.
Expressions of sympathy may be made in Doreen’s name to the Almonte General Hospital Fairview Manor Fund
Condolences & tributes: www.crgamble.com
A Little Step Away
To close the eye, to fall asleep,
to draw a labored breath,
to find release from daily cares
in what we know as death–
Is this the crowning of life,
the aim or end thereof?
The totalled sum of consciousness,
the ripened fruit of love?
It cannot be, for works of God
are wrought for nobler ends,
and those away continue on
in the hearts of kin and friends.
It cannot be, for they live on
a little step away, t
he soul, the everlasting life,
has found a better day.