Obituary for Doris Marion Fletcher
It is with sadness that our family announces the peaceful passing of Doris Marion Fletcher, age 93 years 11 months on Friday, July 21, 2017 at Extendicare Tuxedo Villa in Winnipeg, after a brief illness.
Doris was born in Trochu, Alberta to Harold and Ida Pearl (Clements) Crowle. She graduated from Crescent High School in Calgary and then entered the School of Nursing where she graduated from the Calgary General Hospital in 1946. Soon after graduating from Nursing School, she was swept up by the love of her life, Charlie Fletcher. They were married in June, 1948 in Calgary and then established a home in Edmonton. To their delight, identical twin girls, Doris and Dianne, were born in 1949. Two sons, Walter and David followed. Business interests brought the family to Winnipeg in 1957.
Doris was an accomplished pianist and had a love of classical as well as 1960’s cinematic music. She was passionate about her family and encouraged their participation in many extracurricular activities. She loved to travel, and her favourite trips were to Hawaii. She also relished nature and family time at the family cottage in Clearwater Bay, ON where she continued to water ski into her 60’s, much to her family’s concern and amazement. In retirement she remained active with pottery and craft classes as well as line dancing. She and Charlie enjoyed many retirement years together at their winter home in Tempe, AZ.
Doris is survived by her loving children Dianne (John), Walter (Evelyn), David (Nancy), grandchildren Cheryl, David, Lauren, Stephen, Carolyn, Richard, Kim, Laura, James, Scott, Cara and Jenna as well as nine great-grandchildren. Doris was predeceased by her daughter Doris, husband Charlie, brothers Wesley and John Crowle and sister Edith Doxsee.
The family would like to send special thanks to the nurses and staff at Tuxedo Villa, Station One, for their excellent and compassionate care.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Doris can be made to MS Society of Canada as well as Alzheimer Society of Canada.