Obituaries

Doreen E. Wheeler (nee Smith)

Tuesday, 15 March 1932 - Monday, 15 May 2017

Death Notice

With dignity and grace, surrounded by her loving family, Doreen Wheeler of Point Edward passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice, on Monday, May 15, 2017, at the age of 85 years. Cherished wife of Raymond for 65 years. Much loved mother of Gary (predeceased infant), Terry (Pam) Wheeler, Lynn (Greg) Hobin, Ron (Cheryl) Wheeler, Cheryl (Randy) McPhail, and Brenda (Graham) Cowan. Doreen was also blessed with and leaves precious memories with her 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Doreen is lovingly remembered by her siblings Shirley (the late Gib) Hummell, Anita (George) Potter, Carl (Diane) Smith, Betty (Dave) Millea, and many extended family members. Predeceased by her parents Lindsay and Annette Smith, and her in-laws Herbert and Pearl Wheeler. For 19 years, Doreen managed the Gift Emporium at Lambton Mall. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., with prayers being offered at 8:30 p.m. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1465 Lecaron Ave., Sarnia, on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Interment of ashes will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Special thanks and gratitude to her physicians, Dr. C. Arnold, Dr. K. Yoshida, Dr. M. Dostaler, Dr. A. Crombeen and her community care support workers for your dedicated care. With humble hearts, our grateful gratitude to the St. Joseph’s Hospice residence staff and volunteers for their superior care and compassion given to Doreen and her family during her extended stay. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice Residence (cheques only at the funeral home please).

Visitation

Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., with prayers being offered at 8:30 p.m.

Service

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1465 Lecaron Ave., Sarnia, on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Interment of ashes will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.

Donations

In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice Residence (cheques only at the funeral home please).

24 Condolences

  • Debbie Last family May 25, 2017 06:45am

    Lynn & family
    Our thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time. We were very sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. I am sure she felt very blessed to have all your help during her illness. You have been a rock. Hugzzzz

  • Buss and Kay Shady May 24, 2017 07:46pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Ray and family as you celebrate the life of Doreen ! May the wonderful memories comfort you at this time. We missed you Ray in the park!

  • Edythe Wilson and family May 22, 2017 03:46pm

    Sincerest condolences to Ray and family

  • Vito Kate Merenda May 20, 2017 11:01pm

    Sorry to hear the bad news, receive our deepest condolences for your loss...

  • Carol MacPherson May 19, 2017 09:46pm

    My Sincerest Condolences to all family members. So very sorry for the loss of a very lovely lady.

  • Peter Hendrie May 19, 2017 01:13pm

    Terry and Family
    So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you today .
    Peter Hendrie

  • Corinne and Dan Pomainville May 19, 2017 11:16am

    It is with great sadness we both send our deepest sympathy to Uncle Ray and Family. You both shared a true Love Story, may we all have peace knowing that Aunt Doreen's struggle has come to an end. She will always be in our hearts and memories forever. Cherish the past , celebrate her life and know she is just a God's wink away at all times. Corinne and Danny Pomainville ( nee Potter)

  • christine and kevin lumley May 18, 2017 06:26pm

    our thoughts and prayers are with the family

  • Judy Lewis May 18, 2017 10:05am

    Brenda and Family, just know you are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this passing of your Mother. Love you guys, Judy Lewis and Family

  • Gary Dart May 18, 2017 09:54am

    My sincere condolences to Ray and family.

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