Passed peacefully on July 30, 2021 at Hospice Simcoe in Barrie. Doreen was born in Elmvale, Ontario on January 2, 1945 to Hank and Berdetta (nee Davis) Ritchie. Beloved wife of Robert Smith of 47 years. Mother to Pamela (Joseph) Fralick of Minesing, Heather (Jason) Juneau of Midland, Derek (Crystal) Smith of Tiny and adopted daughter Jamie Wood of Orillia. Cherished Grandmother of Owen, Cora, Keegan, Mason, Jakob, Evelyn, Collyns and Abby. Dear Sister to the late Donald (Anne) Ritchie, Lois (Pete) McCloskey, Ken (late Nicole) Ritchie, Marilyn (late Phil (Kenny) and Danny (Karen) Ritchie. Sister-in-law to Harvey Smith, William Smith, Theresa (Neil) Harkes and Lyle (Julie) Smith. Doreen will be missed by all of her nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Doreen loved to be busy. She was highly involved in Girl Guides, camping, baking and crafts. Her love for the outdoors allowed her to travel all over the world and meet great friends; hitch-hike across Europe, travel to Alaska with her besties and see so many other amazing places. She loved to camp and be involved in any activity that time would allow her. She spent many years involved with the Girl Guides of Canada, Women’s Institute, Crossland Catering, Elmvale Minor Hockey, Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival, and Elmvale Minor Baseball. Doreen had a love for all sports, but her favourite was hockey and she was a great commentator. Her presence could be felt at arenas and ball diamonds everywhere, cheering on her children and grandchildren.
Cremation has taken place.
A Celebration of Life will take place at 1:00 on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 2656 Portage Trail, Minesing, ON L9X0J3
In lieu of flowers the family asks that you consider a donation directly to Hospice Simcoe, 336 Penetanguishene Rd., Barrie, ON L4M 7C2 (hospicesimcoe.ca) or RVH Foundation Cancer Care, 201 Georgian Drive Barrie, Ontario, L4M 6M2 (foundation.rvh.on.ca) Please notify Lynn-Stone Funeral Home via email (name and address): email@example.com of your donation so that the family can be notified.
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