BROWN, Doris Kathleen (nee Williams), at the St.Thomas Elgin General Hospital, on Friday, August 16, 2013 after a brief illness, Doris boarded the train to eternity at the age of 93 years. Her remarkable presence will be deeply missed by sons John (Yvonne deceased) of the Elgin Manor, St. Thomas, Norman (Betty) of Winnipeg, and Brian (Adèle) of Windsor. She is also survived by six grandchildren and several great grandchildren, and the Wilson family. Born in St. Thomas, she was predeceased by husband Clarence, son Robert, parents John and Emma Williams, brothers Ken and Jack Williams, and sister Irene (Mitchell) Bear. Receiving the Governor General’s medal for saving a boy from drowning in Pinafore Pond 81 years ago, led to a life of service to others. Doris lived with a deep and abiding faith. She practised this faith in her daily relationships in St. Thomas and Windsor and for the past 30 winters in Clearwater, Florida. In Florida, she was known as “the little lady who walked fast.” In St. Thomas, she was known as “the lady who always took the stairs rather than the elevator.” In both countries, she lived her faith until a radiant glow of peace surrounded her, as she stepped lively on to the train to Paradise. From the glassed Dome Car she waves farewell to each of you. When you hear a train whistle blowing, remember Doris is happy to be united forever with her Lord and reunited with her husband Clare and son Bob.
Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at St. John’s Anglican Church, 20 Flora St., St. Thomas on Tuesday, August 20th at 11:00 a.m. Donations to the CNIB or the Caring Cupboard gratefully acknowledged. Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).
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