Obituary for Doris Mary Strickland (Sheppard)
Passed peacefully away near Camp 3 on Route 360 on Friday, March 9th, 2018, Doris Mary Strickland (nee Sheppard), age 84 years of Milltown.
Doris was born in Wreck Cove on June 15th, 1933 to Joseph and Amelia Sheppard. She was one of 9 children, with one brother and 7 sisters. She came to Milltown to teach where she met and married Wesley Strickland on April 20th, 1954. They had 9 children, 6 sons and 3 daughters. Doris was a loving and caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a devoted member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Ladies Auxiliary, where she was the Treasurer for many years. She was also a member of the Christ Church Altar Guild. She loved to spend time with her family and socialize in the community and was always up for a good game of cards or Bingo.
She leaves to mourn with many wonderful memories her children; Calvin (Ann), Maxine (Roy), George (Marjorie), Elaine (Dave), Daniel (Rhonalda), Colleen (Carman), Dean (Teresa), Joe (Selena) and Boyd (Jody); 15 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; sisters, Gussie, Phyllis and Shirley; as well as a large circle of nephews and nieces and good friends.
She was predeceased by her husband, Wesley and siblings, Theresa, Margaret, Bethena, George and Melita.
Visitation was at Christ Church, Milltown on Saturday, March 10 from 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm and on Sunday, March 11 from 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Funeral Service took place on Monday, March 12 at 11:00 am from Christ Church in Milltown with Rev. Roy Simms and Rev. Bruce Vallis officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery, Milltown.
Flowers or Donations to the local Cancer Support Group would be appreciated.