Dooley –Frances Joan Dooley (nee Denbow) born in Deleau, Manitoba on November 1, 1934, widow of John Hyacinth Dooley. Daughter of Andrew and Harriet Denbow passed away peacefully at the Souris Personal Care Home.
Survived by sons: Frank (Sandy), Doug (Marilyn) and Will (Sharla). Grandchildren: Chris (Dessa), Jason (Ashley), David, Taylor, Kellen and Kensie Great grandchildren: Peter, Coral, Kaleb, Lochlainn.
John and Joan were married May 9, 1958 and resided in Souris.
They enjoyed family and many friends. Mom and Dad were always very close, doing many activities together. One of their favorite was packing up the trailer and heading to Oak Lake for the weekend. Mom had the food ready, dad had his fishing gear. Packed up the boys and away they went. Of course happy hour had to come first usually with Jack and Joan Dufily. As boys, we spent many happy hours roaming around Oak Lake, later on a mini bike was added to keep us boys occupied.
Mom seemed to be always cooking, lunch was ready at noon and there was always a cake or her infamous bread on the counter when we got home from school. Christmas was her time for baking, she loved making fudge and was quick to share it.
We also had the whitest socks in Souris. She was a wonderful homemaker.
One of mom’s favorite times was having a beer with her sisters before a big family meal, not too sure how much cooking was done but a lot of chatting and catching up happened as they prepared. There were many good times as family and friends.
A graveside funeral service for family and friends will be held at the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a time of fellowship and refreshments at the Souris Legion Club Room. In memory of Joan, donations may be made the Souris Hospital Palliative Care c/o Prairie Mountain Health Box 10 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0 or to a charity of your choice.