In Loving Memory

June 26, 1931 – August 30, 2019

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Doris Joyce Marjorie Carleton (nee Gervais) on August 30, 2019 in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta. She leaves to mourn her loving husband of 69 years, William (Bill) Carleton; Children, Tom (Fidelina), Kirk (Bernice), Penny Frazier (Tom), Chris (Penny); Grandchildren, Amanda Prefontaine (Cory), Adam Carleton (Anna), Evan Carleton (Nicole), Trisha Carleton, Clint Frazier, Emma Frazier (Christan), Riley Frazier, Cole Carleton (Heidi); Great-grandchildren, Bailey and Avery Prefontaine, Lily and James Carleton; Sisters, Celia Conley and Anne Trembly (Louis); Sister-in-law, Doreen Pawluk; Step grandchildren, Will Remmen (Jill) , Lorelei Muyres (Shane), Leanne Tubbs (Blaine), Chris & Warren Bates; Step great grandchildren, Austin, Kolton & Colin Muyres, Brendan, Tristan & Cameron Tubbs, Damon, Seth & Makayla Bates; as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews and friends.

Doris was predeceased by her parents, Mederic and Mae (nee Williams) Gervais; siblings, Leon, Donny, Anita and Gail, and granddaughter Tara.

Doris liked to refer to herself as a coal miner’s daughter with fond memories of growing up with her family in the Cardiff area.  She married the love of her life, Bill, in 1950 and went on to raise four children on their family farm near Bon Accord. Doris was very active in the community – volunteering countless hours to many good causes and making countless good friends over the years. She loved the outdoors – gardening in the summer and taking her “snow pictures” all winter long. She was an artist at heart and enjoyed drawing, painting, knitting, sewing, needle art, copper enameling, leather crafts and anything that required a creative mind and steady hand. She was always up to try something new. Doris was also a great writer and wrote two memoirs: When I was A Child and The Next Chapter as well as numerous poems. She probably loved spending time with children more than anything though, and leaves behind so many happy memories with all the little hearts she touched in her life journey. She will be very much missed by everyone who knew her. 

Celebration of Doris’s Life
Friday, September 13, 2019
at 1:00 pm
Sturgeon Alliance Church
4910 – 52 Street
Gibbons, Alberta

Memorial Donations
To honor Doris’s love of writing and the many books she read to all of us growing up,
donations may be made in her memory to:
Friends of the Bon Accord Public Library
Box 749, Bon Accord, Alberta T0A 0K0