Doreen Ruth (Cooey) GILLESPIE
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It is with great sadness we announce the sudden but peaceful passing of Doreen at her home in Ennismore on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at the age of 89. Loving Mum of Lori Parnell (Jeff), Kerry Timmermans (Pete), and Lisa Smith. Cherished Grandma of Jennifer Van Dolder (Mike), Justin Parnell (Jen), Adam Timmermans (Amanda), Rob Timmermans (Stephanie), Kevin Timmermans (Danielle), Carly Timmermans, Emerald Gillespie and Robyn Gillespie. Blessed Great Grandmother of Vivian and Vanessa Van Dolder, Owen, James and Keira Timmermans and Leah Wesseler. Predeceased by her sons Rob and Don Gillespie, sister Linda Scott and brother Glenn Cooey. Dearly missed by her nieces and nephews. Daughter of the late Grace and Hubert Cooey, and Ruth Cooey (Mitchell). Doreen was always available for a chat with her coffee (reheated several times). Her wit, humour and her willingness to be up for anything has given us a lifetime of memories. She was proof that a positive outlook and a kind heart will bring the most amazing joyful life, filled with love. Doreen was cherished by all who knew her. She made us happy when skies were grey. Everyone who was fortunate enough to meet Mum became like family. She was so proud of and genuinely loved you all. Mum made the world a better place. Therefore in lieu of flowers please embrace your family. Cremation and arrangements have taken place at HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES - LAKEFIELD CHAPEL, 66 Queen Street, Lakefield. A celebration of her LIFE will be held at a later date.

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Published in The Peterborough Examiner on May 4, 2021.
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May 5, 2021
Deepest condolences from Rosie and I
Doreen was a great women that will be missed by many..
Dave and Rose Coones
May 5, 2021
We will forever remember her beautiful smile and how she always cherished a visit from others. She had a constant interest in everything, especially family get togethers and those beautiful great grand babies she held so tightly in her arms. A beautiful lady to have known. Her presence will always be felt. Condolences to her family at this time.
Bev Mcgee and Don Waters
May 4, 2021
Doreen Ruth ‘Cooey’ Gillespie, she was my first cousin and the eldest of the Cooey cousins. Doreen was one of a kind, her zest for life, love and family will never be matched. As long as I can remember, her hand very seldom was empty, a cup of coffee in one hand and a baby in the other is just one of the hundreds of memories I have of this beautiful lady.
The world was a better place when she lived and has been left a better place because she lived.

Our condolences to her loving family.

Love from
Alison (cousin) and Michael Scanlan
Alison Scanlan
May 4, 2021
Our hearts and prayers are with the entire family at this time. Curt and Lisa
Lisa Commodore
May 3, 2021
Doreen was like my second mom. Spent a large part of my teenage years at the Gillespie home and I was always treated like one of the kids. She will be greatly missed. Our heartfelt condolences to the family.
Karen and Garnet Duetta
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