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Ellen Moren Dore of Barrington Hills Ellen Moren Dore passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2012, at home, surrounded by her family. The service and burial were private. Mrs. Dore was born near Elk Point, Alberta, Canada, the fourth of six children of Pete Julius Moren and Tilda Johanna Persson. She grew up on her father's lumber camps in Alberta and British Columbia, and after graduating from the University of Alberta, taught school in Elk Point. In addition to her teaching duties, she coached a championship softball team, of which she was very proud. In the summers, she booked bus tours for the Brewster Transport Company at the Chateau Lake Louise, where she met her husband of 56 years, Austin Dore who survives her. After two years in New York City, the Dores settled in Barrington where they raised their family. Mrs. Dore was involved in Cub Scouts and was a member of The Garden Club of Barrington. In 1976, Mr. and Mrs. Dore were instrumental in establishing The Extravaganza, an annual auction to benefit The Elgin Academy, which has continued annually since its inception. Her particular passion was raising money for the Sponsor Parent Board of the Children's Home + Aid Society of Illinois. She was an active member of the board for the past 42 years, and served as president in 1987 and again from 1993 to 1999. Mrs. Dore was made an honorary lifetime member of the board of trustees of the society in recognition of her service. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Dore is survived by her three children, William (Janet) of Hoffman Estates, Ill., Keith of Sydney, Australia and Alison Guerriere (John) of Mount Pleasant, S.C.; five grandchildren, Chanel, Ross and Juliette Dore, and Roland and Conrad Guerriere; her half brother, Roger Moren (Lori) of Abbotsford, British Columbia; and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Children's Home + Aid Society, 125 S. Wacker, 14th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606, 312-424-0200 or via their website at www.childrenshomeandaid.org. Online condolences may be sent to the family at davenportfamily.com. For information, call 847-381-3411.

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Apr. 22, 2012
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