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"ATS" 2006 Obituary


ATS o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2006-03-22 published
In loving memory of Joanne Doucette (née Dickinson) who passed away Tuesday,
March 14, 2006 at the Wikwemikong Nursing Home. Joanne was born in Richmond,
Surrey, England in 1922. She arrived in Canada on May 31, 1959. She was a
member of the British Army Women's Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) and
served as a driver during the 1939 - 45 Second World War. She was an active
member of the South East Manitoulin Veterans' group and had the honour of
placing the wreath at the Cenotaph on a number of occasions. Joanne was a
member of the Tehkummah Triangle Club and a dedicated community worker. She
was responsible for organizing, planting and maintaining the Tehkummah
Community Flower Garden which also contains memorial plaques to First and
Second World War veterans. She spent many hours baking and preparing "goody"
bags for those who were sick or shut-in and delivering them, not only to
private homes but to the various nursing homes on the Island. She was a
faithful servant, serving God and her neighbours. A Funeral Mass will be
celebrated at Our Lady of Canada Church on Monday, March 27, 2006 at 11 am.
Father Foliot officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Joanne
to the Wikwemikong Nursing Home and their Hospital Bed Fund would be
appreciated. Donations may be addressed to: Wikwemikong Nursing Home,
Wikwemikong, Ontario, P0P 2J0, Attn. Mark Manitowabi, director.

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