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February 10, 1921 – August 4, 2010

Doris Charette passed away on Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at the age of 89 years.

Doris was born in North Battleford, SK and moved with her parents to Montreal when she was two years old. She resided in Montreal her whole life until moving to Calgary in 2003. Doris spent her career as a bookkeeper and retired from Tenaquip in Beaconsfield, QC.

Doris is survived by her sister Lillian Robinson and her family.

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In living memory of Doris Charette, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Doreen Price :

    Dear Lillian, I wish to express my sympathy for you at the loss of your sister, Doris. Your love for your sister was bountiful and evident and will be replaced by a lifetime of memories. I am delighted to have known her, if only briefly, but will always remember her pleasantly. You were a wonderful sister and caregiver. Love Doreen

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  2. Nicole Berthiaume :

    Dear Lillian
    I learned with sadness the decease of Doris and I wish to offer my sincere condolences to you and your family. I knew from Paul Duffey that you moved to Calgary but I didn’t have any number where I could reach you. If you want to contact me, my e-mail is Once again my sincere condolences. Nicole Berthiaume(you remember Abrasicorp!!)

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  3. Kinga and Marek Glinka :

    Deepest sympathy from people who bought the house from Mrs Charette in Lachine.

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  4. Patricia Smith (Daughter of Gordon Smith) and Family :

    Dear Lillian,
    Our family wishes to pass on our sincere condolences to you and your family. It has been some years since we were in touch but our thoughts are with you at this time of sorrow.
    Love Patricia,Megan,and Jacques

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  5. Stephanie Zampini :

    I met Doris, working with her, as part of the “ Lachine/Lakeside Academy High School Library Dream Team”, about twelve years ago. We were a team of dedicated volunteers who happily contributed to the many tasks of running a welcoming, highly organized and well-stocked public high school library. I was a volunteer mom of two sons who attended the school. The librarian, Jennifer Wooley, welcomed the efforts of all her volunteers with affection and encouragement…we were a team and we ‘made it happen’. Doris held a very special status at the library and was affectionately known as “Queenie” and “The Queen of Overdue Books”. Amongst many, many other things, she organized and supervised the ongoing list of overdue books that the students were held accountable for, and, as you can imagine, it was an ongoing list! Doris managed it conscientiously and with aplomb. She was the ‘second in command’ in our library and she was a real inspiration to me.
    I learned much from her about being active and productive in ‘the latter years of life’; in a second career as a volunteer, in managing an independent purpose of being, in travelling adventures undertaken and in enjoying time spent with her sister, Lillian, and her family. I listened to her stories about the many activities she was involved in, observed her sense of humour in action and enjoyed her keenness of spirit and camaraderie. We spoke by phone over the years since she moved out to Calgary. Even there, she managed to get her nephew to install her computer and make it possible for her to continue to produce the card kits necessary to integrate the new books into the same high school library. I felt and understood her desire to continue to contribute.
    I offer my very sincere condolences to Lillian and Doris’ other extended family members, as well as to her friends.
    It is with sadness that I realize that this world will not continue to know Doris’ presence. It is with gladness that I realize how very fortunate I was to have known Doris and been inspired by her.
    Stephanie Zampini (Dorval, Québec)

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  6. Jennifer Taylor :

    My deepest condolences to all the members of Doris’ family.
    Doris was a very close friend to my grandmother (Irene Thomas) and she will be missed by many. We have a lot of great memories and fun times with her. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time and we will continue in keeping her memory alive.

    Love Jennifer

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  7. Re: Doris Charette
    Lillian, sorry to hear about your sister. She and your mother took in my newly-emmigrated mother (Emma McLure) and 10 year old me when we left England in 1951. They helped mother find an apartment on 5th Ave. in Rosemount, where she resided for 55 years, leaving only 4 years ago for a residence. She died this spring, age 90. She always remembered fondly your family and reminisced often about trips to Dorval to visit you and Norman. I hope you’ve had a pleasant life and may it long continue.

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