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SAUNDERS – Doris Edith (nee Marsden)

February 17, 1915 – January 29, 2010

Doris Edith Saunders (Spear) (nee Marsden), beloved wife of the late Herbert T Saunders, passed away on Friday, January 29, 2010 at the age of 94 years.

Born in Calgary on February 17, 1915, the youngest daughter of H. Roland and Gertrude Marsden. Mom loved to cook and set a mighty tasty table for lots of people, friends and family alike. She was well known for her fancy sandwiches and they were donated on many, many occasions. In her younger years, she liked nothing better than to put on the waders and drop a line into the rivers in the Sundre area. She always said she was happiest while fishing. Doris also enjoyed playing cards and Bingo. She won a “29” at a tournament at #284 Legion and said, “it took her forty years to get it.” She was a long time member of the Legion and ANAF.

Doris is survived by daughters, Joy (Stan) Ellwood of Calgary, Ferne (Chuck) Anderson of Calgary and Dode (Bryan) McBean of Chestermere; son Keith Spear; eight grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; only brother Donald Marsden of Tsawwassen, BC; and a number of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband Joseph G. Spear; and a grandson; as well as sisters, Ruth Walker and Goldie Archibald.

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In living memory of Doris Saunders, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. We would like to pass our condolences on to all of Doris’ family. We tried to be in touch with her a couple of years ago but to no avail. She was a special part of our family for years and she will be missed. We recently lost our husband, father and grandfather (Tom Beach) in June of 2009 so we know what you are feeling.

    Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

    Lorrie Beach and family

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