DAGLEY (GAETZ), Doris Marie

2018-06-15

Age 82 of Italy Cross, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on June 15 at the South Shore Regional Hospital in Bridgewater. Born in Beach Meadows Queens County, she was a daughter of the late Weldon and Beatrice (Parnell) Gaetz. She leaves behind to mourn a large and loving family whom she cherished. She is survived by her husband Duncan of 62 years, her children: Gary (Dawn) Dagley, Port Alberni BC; Glen (Mary Nichols) Dagley, Ottawa ON; Debbie (Glenn) Hirtle, Sommerset; Nancy (Merrill) Zinck, East LaHave; Donna (Milton) Countway, Blockhouse; Wayne Dagley, family home Italy Cross; Richard (Kim) Dagley, Middlewood; and Kevin (Kim Dorey) Dagley, Italy Cross; seventeen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren; brothers Gerald (Louise) Gaetz, Eagle Head Queens County and Harley (Sandy) Gaetz, Port Alberni BC; also numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by brothers Arnold and Donald Gaetz, sister Leona Colp, precious granddaughter Chantelle and infant grandson Nathan at birth. Doris was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Her capacity to give and receive love knew no bounds and she became “Momma” to many including her caregivers in hospital who would always give her a hug and a kiss on the cheek as they tucked her in at night. There are no words to express how much we appreciate the loving care that she received by all who looked after her in and outside of hospital during this past year. One of her biggest joys in life was spending time with her grand and great-grandchildren, holding them in her arms as babies and watching them grow. She had the joy of cradling her youngest great-granddaughter in her arms just one year ago, we never saw a brighter smile cross her face! Doris was a long-standing employee of the former Bridgewater Zellers store, serving the public for 25 years before her retirement in 2000. Most of these years were spent working in the shoe department and she made many long lasting friendships during her time at Zellers. She was a member of several organizations over the years and spent a lot of them in the ladies auxiliary of the Italy Cross and Middlewood Fire Dept., and she made many a pan of baked beans for their monthly breakfasts. She was a real social butterfly and enjoyed going to the jam sessions and card parties at the fire hall, the gatherings at the Bridgewater Seniors Club and the many friends she made along the way. One of her favorite outings over the past few years was her weekly bingo day with her good friend Mary. In earlier years she did a lot of dancing with her “one and only” and she thoroughly enjoyed the music in life until the end. We will truly miss her loving arms around us but will carry her in our hearts forever. We can only hope to enjoy as much love and laughter in our own lives as she had in hers. Our family would like to extend our gratitude and thanks to Lun. Co. Home Support, the VON and all staff in hospital that provided compassionate and loving care to “Momma” and to all who visited, sent cards and called, it meant so much to her. Thank you to R.A. Corkums for their kindness during this difficult time and to all who sent cards, visited, called and made donations, you are all greatly appreciated. A very special thank you to Rev. Vivian Moores and Angela Clifton for the memorable service that spoke so beautifully to the life of a well loved wife and mother and for their thoughtful phone calls and visits, also the Italy Cross and Middlewood Fire Dept for the lovely reception. Many Thanks, Duncan and Family

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