Wilhelmine DOREEN Smith (nee Elliott, formerly Oldfield)
(member of the I.O.O.F. Rebekah Lodge, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church)
Doreen passed away peacefully at Roberta Place LTC on Saturday, July 23, 2022, at the age of 95.
Predeceased by parents Lilly May Geork and Gordon Roy Elliott, and sister, Fay Lemay (Bill).
Married to Kenneth C. Oldfield on June 22, 1949 (divorced 1978, deceased 1991) and they had 6 children. She expanded her family when she married Edwin (Ted) Smith on April 11, 1981 (deceased in 1988) and gained 3 step-children.
Sharan (Rick) Randle - Fort Mcleod, Alberta - Jeremy, Jesse, Jocelyn (Olsen)
Sheila (George - deceased) Jackson - London, Ontario - Tara (Flintoff), Ervin
Janet (Larry) Jackson - Vegreville, Alberta - Shelley, James, Michael (deceased)
Kenn (Sandra) - Oliver, British Columbia - Elliott, Emily (Rowland), Melody
Robert - Orillia, Ontario
Elaine (Laurence) McLean - Mississauga, Ontario - Lauren (Setaram), Conor, Amelia, Sarah
Deb Watson - Orillia, Ontario - Michael, Mark
Charles Smith - deceased
Susan Smith - Orillia, Ontario
Doreen will be missed by her nieces and nephews and many great-grandchildren.
Doreen was born in Gravenhurst on February 13, 1927, in a little house on David Street. Although she moved a number of times, she stayed pretty close to home, living in Gravenhurst, Severn Bridge, Orillia and Oro. She attended Orillia Central P.S. and ODCVI until grade 11. She then enrolled in the Registered Nursing Assistant course at Ontario Hospital School (Orillia) and was a member of the first graduating class. In her 40s, she returned to high school to complete her education and received her diploma in the same year as her oldest daughter. Doreen took 10 years “off” to have 6 children and then returned to work at the Ontario Hospital School (Gravenhurst). After 18 years she moved to Orillia and finished her career at Huronia Regional Centre. She loved her job and took great pride in it. She was a life-time member of the Rebekah Lodge (IOOF) and represented her lodge in a number of leadership roles. She was fond of dancing, needlework, crafts, puzzles and travelling. She was the queen of Canadian road-trips, often traversing the western provinces to visit with family and friends.
A private family service and burial will take place on Thursday, July 28 to be followed by a celebration of life in September.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to either Fragile X Syndrome of Canada, or Alzheimer Society of Canada, .
Message of condolence are welcome at www.mundellfuneralhome.com.