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Doris Jane Porter (nee Evans)

Posted By Egan Funeral Home On November 21, 2019 @ 4:00 pm In Bolton Area,Obituaries | 37 Comments

C.W.A.C. World War II 1942-1946;

Past Member Board of Governors of Sheridan College;

Past Warden, Christ Church Anglican, Bolton;

Past Matron Valley Chapter No. 297 O.E.S., Caledon East;

Past Member and Treasurer, Board of Directors, Caledon Community Services,

and Meals on Wheels, Caledon

Peacefully at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville, on Thursday, November 21, 2019, Doris Porter, Bolton, in her 96th year, dear wife of the late Gordon Porter.  Devoted mother of Robert and his wife Wendy, Warkworth; Karen Porter-Lee and her husband Tom Lee, Bolton.  Cherished grandmother of Genevieve and her partner Alex Lelonde, and Eric Porter, and Jacob Lee.  Proud G.G. of Tarra and Dimitri Lalonde.  Dear sister of Ross and Betty Evans and predeceased by Bob and Ann Evans.

The family will receive their friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) Monday afternoon 2 – 5 o’clock and in Christ Church Anglican, 22 Nancy Street, Bolton on Tuesday morning, November 26 from 10 o’clock until time of memorial service at 11 o’clock.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to Caledon Meals on Wheels, c/o 80 Allan Drive, Bolton L7E 1P7 or Christ Church Anglican Restoration Fund, 22 Nancy Street, Bolton L7E 1B3.

Condolences for the family may be offered at www.EganFuneralHome.com

Condolences for the family of “Doris Jane Porter (nee Evans)”

Condolence from Judy and Barry watkins on November 21st, 2019 4:36 pm

We are so proud to have known such a wonderful lady Rest in peace Doris

Condolence from Brenda Jackson on November 21st, 2019 5:59 pm

Many fond memories of Mrs.Porter
Condolences to her family

Condolence from Patti and Len Foley on November 21st, 2019 6:34 pm

An incredible woman I had the good fortune to meet and speak with on a number of occasions. Doris will be fondly remembered by all those whose lives she touched and the community organizations who were blessed with her participation. Sincere condolences to members of her family.

Condolence from John and Marolyn Morrison on November 21st, 2019 7:41 pm

Please accept our most sincere condolences in the passing of this wonderful lady. Doris cared passionately for her community and was admired by many.

Condolence from Cindy Davies on November 21st, 2019 7:48 pm

So many wonderful memories that were shared with Doris as we worked together and afterwards when we met for lunch to stay in touch . Rest In Peace Doris. Sincere condolences to her family.

Condolence from Beth Moffatt Creighton on November 22nd, 2019 12:28 am

Robert & Karen & Families

Doris was a wonderful Lady & dear Friend of my Mom & Dad, Wally & Hazel Moffatt & all our family knew her very well. She would come to the house & chat & have a great visit. She was a very respected Lady in the community. She had a great & busy long life & will be truly missed.

Our sincere condolence to all of you & may she RIP.

Condolence from Betty Romenick-McIntosh on November 22nd, 2019 8:38 am

Extending sincere sympathy to the family of Sis. Doris Porter. She will always be remembered by her many Sisters and Brothers of the Order of the Eastern Star and Valley Chapter. Rest in Peace Doris. Always with Star Love, Betty Romenick-McIntosh.

Condolence from Cam Lindsey on November 22nd, 2019 9:26 am

Doris loved our community and was so involved to help to make it even better. A wonderful kind lady.

Condolence from Diane Allengame on November 22nd, 2019 9:56 am

Doris was a lifetime friend of the Allengame family, and a connection we shared to things and places of the past. But more than that, she showed everyone how to grow older with spunk and positivity. She was blessed with a mind as sharp as a tack – prepared my Mom’s income tax return until just a few years ago. Doris – you will be missed! Diane Allengame & Anne Allengame

Condolence from Caledon Meals on Wheels on November 22nd, 2019 10:04 am

Doris’s spirit, humour, and care will always be remembered by all of us at Caledon Meals on Wheels. An amazing woman who always made an impression on anyone who met her. She embodied what we all strive to be as we age. She will be missed by all of us.

Condolence from Brian McDonald on November 22nd, 2019 10:05 am

Karen Tom and Family

We always enjoyed our conversations with Doris when we visited your home in Bolton. She had a great memory and colourful stories. She was blessed to have you so close but yet able to maintain her independence in her senior years. Love from Singapore

Condolence from Signe Ball on November 22nd, 2019 5:35 pm

Doris’s and my paths crossed a few times over the years, and although there were often long gaps between those encounters, her warmth, grace and wit always made me feel like I was catching up with an old friend. My sincere condolences to her family.

Condolence from jim Healey on November 22nd, 2019 7:04 pm

Robert and Karen: Condolences to the loss of your mother. My memories of the Porter family in Bolton go back to the days when you folks and your parents lived in the white bungalow set back from the highway, on the Henderson farm.Your mother always said hello on my visits to town.

Doris, rest in peace.

James Healey

Condolence from Janice McClelland on November 22nd, 2019 8:05 pm

My sincerest condolences to Robert, Karen and families and extended family – my Mother, Emma McClelland (nee Deck) was a friend of Doris’s while they were both serving in the Canadian Womens Army Core during World War II. Despite the fact that my Mom settled in Sault Ste Marie and Doris returned to Bolton, they kept in touch over 68 years (!) until my Mom passed away in Nov 2017. Doris was a treasure – from be-friending me when I came to southern Ontario to attend university to many years later sharing her accounts of time in the Canadian army with my Mom. Such a loss but we were blessed to her in this corner of Ontario. -Janice McClelland.

Condolence from Graydon McArthur on November 22nd, 2019 9:03 pm

Hi Bob and Karen,

My sincerest condolences on the passing of your mom. I remember her as a lovely lady in years past. It is good to take consolation in knowing she is at home and in peace. I’m up north on Tuesday and can’t attend the service, but I will take a moment from my day at 10 am and have a moment of silence and say a prayer for you and your families and think of you in this time of sorrow. Take care good friends. I know it has been awhile, but I’m just an email away.

Condolence from Sandy Forester on November 23rd, 2019 7:56 am

She was indeed an icon in her hometown of Bolton, involved in so many aspects of life in her community. I knew Doris from the Albion-Bolton Historical Society, and a group called “Molly and Friends”. She lived a long and purposeful life, and will be greatly missed by all.

Condolence from Johanne on November 23rd, 2019 12:02 pm

I am with you in mind and spirit during this difficult time. Doris will be missed. Wishing you peaceful moments all together.

Condolence from Carolyne Wedgbury on November 23rd, 2019 2:11 pm

There was never a dull moment when Doris was around. I loved to listen to her informative stories of local Bolton history made so vivid by her unique raconteur talent. Doris loved her little town and the people in it. She was the best assistant my husband his staff could ever ask for. She will be sorely missed and never replaced.

Condolence from Ken and Christina Graham on November 24th, 2019 10:33 am

Doris was the kind of lady that makes our community and our country what it is. She served in World War ll and after seeing her energy and wit well into her nineties, the enemy is lucky that she was not sent into the front lines of battle. At meetings of the historical society, questions about the past were settled quickly with Doris announcing what really happened because she was there. A good leader shows empathy and Doris volunteered and led many caring pursuits. Her passing is a great loss to Bolton, the place she loved, and I like to think Gordon is building a new place for them to live.

Condolence from Kate and Ruth Whitehead on November 24th, 2019 12:27 pm

So sorry to hear of Doris’s passing. It sort of feels like part of the town went with her. I remember she was one of the recurring characters in many of my Grandma Mildred’s stories and so she was pretty much a legend in my mind. She did a lot for Bolton and will surely be missed. Mom and I send our condolences to the family and all of our best wishes.

Condolence from Thelma Connor on November 24th, 2019 1:34 pm

So very sad to hear about Doris. I have many fond memories of her from so many good times. She was a remarkable woman and a role model for all of us. Please accept our deepest condolences on your painful loss.

Thelma and Tim Connor

Condolence from Carol Hilder on November 24th, 2019 6:30 pm

So sorry to hear of the passing of Doris. Many great memories from my time working with Doris. Such a lovely lady and amazing story teller. My condolences to the family.

Condolence from Paul A Burnes on November 24th, 2019 9:55 pm

Doris was a very good friend of my mother, Reta Byrnes, and provided visiting support when my mother was in the nursing home.
Deepest sympathy to the Porter family,
Paul Byrnes

Condolence from Valerie Simpson-Francis on November 25th, 2019 7:57 am

Doris will always hold a very special place in the hearts of the Simpson family. Mum and Doris became lifelong friends since working together at Bull, Wedgbury, Christian & Cotnam. She was a wonderful, strong and true friend throughout the years. We will miss her stories, her humour and her energy. We will never forget her devotion to Mum when she became ill. Every Friday Dad put the kettle on because he knew Doris would come for tea and a visit with Mum. He would often say those visits were the highlight of the week! We will treasure that forever. You were one in a million. Our deepest sympathy to your loved ones.

The Simpson Family,
Sheila, Jacky, Valerie, Geoff and their families

Condolence from Brenda Laird on November 25th, 2019 9:52 am

Doris was the kindest and loyal person that I knew. When I moved to Bolton, and started at Wedgbury & Christian she was there to welcome me with open arms. Working with her at Meals On Wheels was great, learned a lot from her. Doris will be missed always. Our prayers are with you and the family.

Condolence from Ken Weber on November 25th, 2019 10:39 am

Your great sense of humour, Doris, and your no- nonsense view of life made the world a better place. It was a privilege to know you. I’ll miss our history chats.

Condolence from Helen Jolly on November 25th, 2019 1:11 pm

My heartfelt condolences to Doris’s family. She was such a huge personality and will definitely be missed.

Condolence from Margaret and Susan Rainey and Bhash Deonandan on November 25th, 2019 7:53 pm

Doris and her wonderful stories will be dearly missed.
Rest in Peace, dear lady.

Condolence from carol moffatt on November 26th, 2019 9:27 am

Karen and Family it is with a heavy heart with the passing of your wonderful Mother Doris Doris was a vibrant and beautiful woman lots of laughs God Speed Doris and God Bless

Lots of love Brian and Carol xxoo

Condolence from The McNiece Girls on November 26th, 2019 10:06 am

It is with heavy hearts that we send our condolences as we have lost a true friend and a treasure of a woman.
Doris, your smile, laugh, story telling and wonderful sense of humor will be so missed.
Thank you for all the happy times we had together, you will forever be in our hearts.
Chris, Max and Erica

Condolence from Cheryl and Larry Soper on November 26th, 2019 10:09 am

Our deepest sympathy to all the family. May your happy memories make the days ahead a little easier.

Cheryl (Camplin) and Larry Soper

Condolence from Steve & Candy Derbyshire on November 26th, 2019 10:42 am

Our sincere condolences to the family. What a wonderful lady who cared deeply for her community.
Rest In Peace Doris, you will be missed.

Condolence from Christine Nelson on November 26th, 2019 12:02 pm

Porter family my deepest sympathy. Karen was not very long ago that I had a great chat with your mom and you. Always had great stories to tell. RIP Doris. God bless

Condolence from Tony&Linda Ouwendyk on November 26th, 2019 12:22 pm

So very sorry for the loss of your dear mom, we both thought a lot of her.
Doris was a wonderful lady.

We will be unable to make the funeral due to my poor health. Our thoughts will be with you during this sad time

Condolence from Tony Ouwendyk on November 26th, 2019 12:30 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you today as Doris begins her eternal life in the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus and Gordon by her side. God bless you all and keep you in His glorious memory until you meet again.

Linda and Tony

Condolence from Kathryn Dickison on November 27th, 2019 3:56 pm

Sincere condolences to you all. Although I didn’t know Doris very well she was someone whom I admired and really liked. I always enjoyed her hugs and chats whenever we connected at Christ Church in Bolton. Amazingly she always remembered the names of my grandchildren and also that Greg (my son) & I thought that her Gordon sounded a lot like my husband. My sympathies to you all.

Condolence from Daphne & Bill King on November 29th, 2019 8:24 pm

Karen and Robert,

We were so sorry to hear of Doris’s passing. She would always keep us laughing with her stories of her clients as we worked all hours at BWCC at tax time. When we moved to Cobourg we always looked forward to her news of Bolton, and her full and busy life. She will be missed.

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