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BLACK, Doreen Margaret (nee Wilson)

March 16, 1926 – February 19, 2012

Doreen Black of Calgary passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 19, 2012 at the age of 85 years from stomach cancer.

Doreen was born and raised in Calgary and was proud of her war year’s nursing training. She loved being in the country, hiking, travelling and her dogs. She had many hobbies over the years including millinery, ceramics, knitting and reading. The most special times for Doreen were family gatherings, whether for special occasions or just to share a meal.

Doreen will be remembered by daughter and son-in-law Judy and Gary McCorquodale; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Black and Joanne Pritchard, and Tony and Rekha Black; seven grandchildren, Brad, Brian and Davina Welch; Jenny and Kyle Mitchell, Richard Black; Andrew Richmond, Danica and Eleni Black. She is also survived by her sister Kathleen Mason of Vancouver as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Doreen was predeceased by her husband Harvey (Bill) Black.

A Celebration of Doreen’s life will be held at McDougall United Church (8516 Athabasca Street S.E.) on Monday, February 27th, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Mustard Seed Street Ministry, 102 – 11 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 0X5 Telephone: (403) 269-1319,, or to Doctors Without Borders, 402, 720 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON M5S 2T9, 1 800 982 7903.

The family wishes to thank the staff at the Chinook Care Centre for their kindness and caring of Doreen.

In living memory of Doreen Black, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200

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  1. Condolences from the Weir Family. So many great memories of fun times together over the many years from the “Bridge Club” to shared meals and outings to the farm. Doreen was always good at keeping dad on his toes with her pithy comments – great laughs! You are in our thoughts and in our hearts!
    Katie, Marg and Bob and families

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  2. Condolences to Judy, Rob & family and Tony & family from Tom Welch. Your mother was a very special person who I will always remember being so kind especially when Brian was born and at all family gatherings plus never forgot me on St. Patrick’s day.
    The very best and remember all the great times and God be with you.

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  3. Susan and Bill Miller :

    Doreen, you were an amazing lady, full of energy and warmth. Our prayers and support go to your family and may all the memories you leave with all of them keep you forever in their hearts.

    Love and Blessings
    Susan and Bill, Aunt & Uncle to Bradley and Brian and Davina and Sister and Brother-in-Law to Tom

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  4. Colleen Matthews :

    Please accept my sincere condolences on the recent passing of Doreen. I didn’t know Doreen that well, but as a friend to talk to and share a walk with our dogs for the past few years. I still see “Mitzie” with her new owner. Doreen would be very happy to know her beloved dog is well and happy. What a lovely lady to have had the opportunity to meet by chance!

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  5. Linda (Black) Evans :

    Bye-bye, Aunt Doreen. You were dear to me – Dad’ s sister-in-law, my aunt, to whom I felt close and important to me. You will be remembered fondly by all of us who knew you. Rest in peace and love.
    My sincere condolences to you, Judy, Rob and Tony.

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  6. Bob & Wynne Carlson :

    Doreen will be missed. She was a very special lady, with a great sense of humor and a welcoming smile. We have
    memories of many fun times.
    Judy, Rob, Tony and families, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Bob & Wynne

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  7. Bob & Wynne Carlson :

    Judy, Rob, Tony and families;
    Your Mom was a very special Lady. She will be missed. Always made you feel so welcome with her lovely big smile and throaty laugh. She had a great sense of humor. We have fond memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
    Bob & Wynne

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