With great sadness, we announce
that God has called
Doris Delia DeLong
into his arms on
Saturday, January 10, 2009.
She will be sadly missed by her sisters Laura Lillie (Lorne), Toronto, On. and
Pearl Dicks (Ken), Thunder Bay, On.
Doris was born on April 8, 1917 to Delia and William Fournier. She grew up in Westfort, Fort William, Ont. with her 8 siblings. Doris attended St. Martin and Fort William Collegiate high school and was a member of St. Agnes Church. She met the love of her life William (Bill) DeLong, they married, and shortly after that George arrived and completed the family. She worked during WWII as one of “Rosie’s Riveters” at Canadian Car & Foundry. Then in 1954 they migrated to Salt Spring Island to open the Fernwood Store and raise George. Doris was deeply involved with her new community and church. His Holiness Pope Paul VI imparted a special Apostolic blessing to Doris as a devoted Choir Director. Doris led a full and vibrant life. Her love for children and their need for higher education was always a priority for her. She was predeceased by her son George and husband Bill. Also
predeceased are her brothers Nelson, Raymond, George,
Alfred, Walter and her sister Ruby. Doris leaves behind many nieces and nephews who will miss her smiling face and loving personality. A very special thanks to Mike and Heidi Graham and to their family for all their love and special attention given to Doris through the years. To Margo and the staff at Beacon Hill Villa, your kind and gracious care was very much appreciated.
There will be a mass at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church,
185 Drake Rd., Saltspring Island , BC January 17th, 2009 at 11:00. Burial will follow at the Central Cemetery.
No reception and in lieu of flowers, please make any
donations to the Lady Minto Hospital Foundation.