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Doris May Wentzell

WENTZELL – Doris May It is with heavy hearts, full of treasured memories that we announce the peaceful passing of a loved mother, adored grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother on May 20, 2018, formerly of Beach Meadows, in Queens Manor, Liverpool at the age of 100.
Born August 28, 1917 in Eagle Head, Queens County, she was the eldest daughter of the late Lambert Owen (who passed when Doris was 8) and Effie Florence (Weagle) Conrad.
Doris was a lifelong adherent of Emmanuel United Church, Beach Meadows, a member of the Bible study group and a proud recipient of a life membership in the United Church Women. She was a founding member and long time treasurer of the Seaside Seniors. She quilted and bowled with the Seaside Seniors and enjoyed many bus trips to Annapolis Valley and MicMac Mall as well as their outings to Kedji.
Doris treasured her family and many friends, had a wonderful sense of humor, enjoyed new challenges and was involved in her community. Her family was blessed with a lady who was selfless, honest, generous, caring and, above all, positive in her outlook. She always looked for the good in people. At her 100th birthday party, she thanked the many who shared in her day, sang “You Are My Sunshine” and even had a dance! She was overjoyed and appreciated her party.
Doris was an avid reader, enjoyed knitting, crocheting, watching the birds at her feeders and gardening; many still enjoy the flowers she left behind or a slip still growing in their garden.
She touched the lives of many with her kindness, was generous to many charities and for years knit sweater sets for preemies at the IWK. She enjoyed sharing her memories with those who wished to record area history; she had a sharp memory for detail. She always told people how beautiful “our” Beach Meadows beach was and even attended the Easter Sunrise service until the age of 96. Christmas was her favorite season and she started singing carols and songs at “The Manor” once the tree was decorated.
Mom lived a long, wonderful life, personifying grace and kindness, an inspiration to family and friends. She was a golden thread of love spun invisibly through our hearts and lives. She was and always will be a shining star in our hearts.
Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law; Kathleen and Ronald Webster, Cole Harbour; Frances and John Purdy, West Porters Lake; grandchildren Teresa Purdy (Marti Soosaar), Mineville; Timothy Webster (Kelli Burke), Kanata, ON; Michelle Purdy (Dan Tramble), Cole Harbour; Scott Webster (Diana Papa), Stittsville, ON; great grandchildren Samantha Sherman (Chris Crane), Ian Sherman, Kirstin, Kristofer and Annaliis Soosaar, Evan and Alex Webster, Step great grandchildren, Tyler and Conner Miller; Great great granddaughter Danica Crane. Sister -in-law Wilhelmina Conrad and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Gordon B. (1996); step father William Morreau, brothers Jordan (Marjorie), Kenneth (Jessie), Erlin, Lambert (Gloria), sister Mildred (Francis Mansfield); brother and sister-in-law Edwin (Mildred) Wentzell.
Visitation will be Wednesday, May 23, 2018 from 7 until 9 p.m. in Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. Funeral service will be Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in Emmanuel United Church, Beach Meadows. Lay Minister Peter Anthony officiating.
Burial will be in Beach Meadows Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to any charity. Online condolences may be made to
She wished to stay in her own home as long as possible and appreciated the support of Queens County Home Support ladies and the untiring support of Julie and Linwood Wentzell.
We also wish to thank our minister Lay Minister Peter Anthony for his many visits and thoughtfulness, Dr. Garry Morash for his outstanding care and just being her “Dear Garry”. A special thank you to the staff at Queens Manor. The love and concern that you showed during Mom’s stay was much appreciated. You always treated Mom as a member of your family and made her feel worthy and loved. To the staff of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, thank you for your support.


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