November 9th 1919 – November 5th 2019
Peacefully, of Exeter, surrounded by her daughter and caring staff in her 100th year on Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 at the Exeter Villa. Loving wife of the Jack V. Doerr (1995) for over 54 years. Loving mother of Susan Doerr-McAllister of Exeter, Bonnie and the late Don Mitchell of Portage La Prairie, and the late Wendy Doerr (2009). Doting grandmother of Tim, Peter, Bryan, Sarah & Christian, Kate, Don & Sheila, Mike & Dee. Proud great-grandmother to Lara, Isabella, Sophie, Taylor, Carter, Jackson & Sara. Dear sister-in-law of Lou Raeburn-Gibson of Meaford. Predeceased by her parents Rev. Alexander & Laura Raeburn-Gibson, a brother Rev. Ian Raeburn-Gibson, sister Rhoda & brother-in-law Arnold Polzin, sister Peggy & brother-in-law Alex Walker, sister-in-law Ruth Walker & brother & sister-in-law George & Audrey Doerr. She will be missed by her many nieces, nephews, & cousins.
Flora led an exceptional & talented life immersed in floral arranging, pottery, china and water color painting. She was a member of the London Garden & Pottery Guilds, for which she received many awards. Her artwork was displayed in several juried shows at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, Ontario. Flora worked at the Exeter Times Advocate as a type set for the newspaper, and was a devoted member of Exeter United Church. Born in the Rocky Mountains of Revelstoke B.C, she was influenced by the beauty of Canada from a young age and travelled coast to coast with her family. There was nothing she loved more than to study and converse about Canadian landscapes, artists & influencers. She was generous with her time and she cared deeply for her friends & family.
A private funeral service and cremation has already taken place. Interment Exeter Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Diabetes Canada, the Canadian Cancer Society, the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority, South Huron Hospital, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Flora’s family would like to express their deepest thanks and appreciation for the exceptional care given to her by the staff at Exeter Villa, South Huron Hospital and by Dr. Steciuk over the last 12 years.