It is with broken hearts and cherished memories that we announce the passing of a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt, Doris Hayman-Dennis, at the age of 83, on Monday, February 18, 2019 at the Northside Community Guest Home.
Born in Isle aux Morts, Newfoundland, on November 12, 1935, Doris was the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Lillington) LeFrense. She was faithful to St. John Anglican Church in North Sydney where she was a Mother’s Union member. Doris had a zest for life and loved to shop. She loved having company, playing cards and she loved to dance.
Doris will be sadly missed by her loving daughter Loretta Dawe, granddaughter Donna (Eddy) Hall, step great-grandsons Ryan and Josh Hall and great grandson Connor Hall, the pride and joy of her life. She is also survived by sisters Una (Tom) Seymour, Mary Ann (Frank) Durnford, both of Isle aux Morts, Betty (Charlie) Benoit, Port Aux Basques; her brothers Randy (Starla) LeFrense, Sydney Mines, Abbott (Ann) LeFrense, Isle aux Morts, sister-in-law Dulcie Best, North Sydney and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Doris was predeceased by her husband Jim Dennis, by Loretta’s father Garland Hayman, her sisters Sue and Barbara Crane, brothers John and Clayton LeFrense and Hector Best.
The family would like to thank Dr. Paul Hickey for his wonderful care over the years and also our heartfelt thanks to the amazing staff of Teresa Terrace at the Northside Guest Home for their love and kindness.
Visitation for Doris will be held form 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 on Thursday at St. John Anglican Church with Rev. Julio Martin officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Northside Community Guest Home or St. John Anglican Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.wjdooley.com.
“God called your name so gently,
That only you could hear.
No one heard the footsteps
Of the angel drawing near.
Softly from the shadows,
There came a gentle call.
You closed your eyes
And went to sleep,
You quietly left us all.”