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With thankful hearts for a grace-filled life we say goodbye to our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Doris Pauline Dennis. Born March 4, 1928, in Provost, AB, Doris was the firstborn to parents, Mamie and Carl Peterson. Sisters, Vivian and Lorraine, and brothers, Gordon and Dennis joined the family in the following years. Doris had a wonderful, fun filled childhood and along with the fun were plenty of household and farm chores.
At an early age, she accepted the Lord as her own personal Saviour, enjoying the peace of God that she was his child and that she would spend eternity with Him.
After high school, Doris attended the University of Alberta to complete teachers training and spent four years teaching school.
On July 17, 1952 Doris married Benjamin Dennis. Together they farmed east of Meeting Creek and within the span of twelve years had eight children. Doris’s days were filled with busy family life. She was a wonderful wife, loving mother, amazing cook, seamstress, a loving grandmother and great-grandmother. She was ‘home’ and the heart of her family. She blessed family and friends with her hospitality and generosity, hosting incredible meals on many, many occasions and provided countless floral bouquets for the church from her garden.
Ben and Doris moved to Camrose, AB in May 2012 and later that year suffered the heartbreaking loss of their second oldest daughter, Linda, to cancer.
In Oct 2020, they moved to Lacombe, and shortly after Ben passed away in December. Doris continued to live in Lacombe until June 2023 when she moved to Michener Extendicare in Red Deer, AB. We have been incredibly blessed to have had such a beautiful role model and we will miss her love, and cheerful, easy-going disposition.
Doris is survived by three sons: Douglas of Edberg, AB; Bryan (Veronica) of Meeting Creek, AB; Owen (Marilyn) of Calgary, AB; four daughters: Gail (Glenn) Brunner of Red Deer, AB; Lois (Robert) Sinnamon of Red Deer, AB; Ruth (Clarence) Peters of Waldheim, SK; and Tracey (Shawn) Higashi of Calgary, AB; son-in-law Rick Cole of New Norway, AB: twenty- four grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren, sister Vivian of Camrose, AB; brother Dennis (Ardis) Peterson of Camrose, AB; sister-in-law Pat Peterson (Roy) of Calgary, AB; brother-in-law Hugh Dennis of Red Deer, AB; and sister-in-law Joyce Fair of Edmonton, AB, numerous nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Ben, her daughter Linda Cole, great grand-daughter Carolyn Babcock, sister Lorraine Dennis and brother Gordon Peterson.
A graveside service will be held at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, September 16, 2023 in the Meeting Creek Cemetery. All are welcome and seating will be available.
Memorial donations may be made to The Meeting Creek Church or the Living Springs Bible Camp.