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Doreen Cheeseman (Garbutt)

June 19, 2019

Service Date: June 26, 2019

Celebration of Life Location: Mount Forest United Church, 175 Queen Street East, Mount Forest

Celebration of Life Date and Time: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 11 a.m.

Officiant: Rev. Tessica Hackshaw


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Doreen Ivy Cheeseman (nee Garbutt) of Mount Forest, passed away at Louise Marshall Hospital, Mount Forest on Tuesday June 18, 2019 in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late John Cheeseman (2013). Loving mother of Ed Cheeseman and his wife Sharon of Durham. Cherished Grandmother of Andy, Great Grandmother of Tiffanee, Emilee, Andrew, Danny and Natalee. Great Great Grandmother of Makenzee who was born on Doreen’s birthday 2012. She was pre-deceased by her parents Wilson Henry and Harriet Emily (Chamberlain), her siblings Clarence (1988), Vera Clarkson (1967), Murray, Harold (1995), Lewis (2008) and Norman (2010). Doreen had an unbelievable passion for music. She taught herself to play the piano at a very young age. In later years, she joined with her nephew Herb and formed a duet “The Happy Timers”. Both played guitars and spent many evenings spanning over 30 years entertaining seniors and residents of nursing homes. It’s been rumoured, Doreen could also tell a good joke from time to time. Many summer weekends were spent with the Gypsy Campers (circa 1980) where great food and fabulous country and western music were enjoyed. Sundays during the cooler months were spent attending afternoon jamborees at a nearby Legion or a gathering of musician friends to jam in her living room or recreation room.  At this time, the family wish to acknowledge the excellent care provided by staff at LINH and their chosen agencies, especially palliative care nurse Cathy McLeod. Also, the excellent attention and care provided by the nursing staff and Dr. Law at Louise Marshall Hospital in Mount Forest is very much appreciated. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service celebrating Doreen’s life will be held at Mount Forest United Church, 175 Queen St. East, Mount Forest on Wednesday, June 26 at 11 a.m. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations to Cancer Patient Services, or the Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family and can be arranged by contacting the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest. or 1-844-323-2631

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