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Doris Ethel Blackburn
September 27, 2018
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Peacefully, surrounded by family, on Thursday, September 27, 2018.
Beloved wife of William Doherty. Much loved and respected mother of Karen Chenier (George Sr.), David Blackburn (Micheila), and Kent Blackburn (Jennie). Proud grandmother of Alexandra Gracie, Kael Blackburn, Kerrington Blackburn, Kennedy Blackburn, Jacob Blackburn and Kobe Blackburn. Survived by her siblings Irene Papworth (Mike), Eleanor Henderson (late Eldon), John Chamney (Jane), Lloyd Chamney (Pat) and predeceased by her youngest sister Lila. Will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Fondly remembered by Ken Blackburn (Jean Galloway), the father of her children. Doris was a much admired teacher and principal for 38 years and will be missed by many former colleagues and students.
Friends may visit the family at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home 19 McArthur Avenue, Carleton Place, on Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Service will be held at St. James Anglican Church 225 Edmond Street, Carleton Place, on Monday at 11:00 a.m.
For those who wish, a donation to the Alzheimer Society of Lanark Leeds Grenville or UCDSB Champions for Kids would be appreciated by the family.
Words cannot express our Thanks to all of wonderful and caring staff at Orchard View Retirement Home in Almonte… especially the Angels in the Memory Unit. Over the last few months they have treated Mom as they would their own Mother. We have never witnessed compassion, professionalism and care at this level. Especially in her last days, they kept Mom and our family comfortable and surrounded by Love and kindness. The "Queen Bee" has flown away. Thank You from the bottom of our hearts.