Obituary of Doris Juanita Manuel
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The family of Doris J. Manuel announces her passing on December 23, 2023 at Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital in Musquodoboit Harbour. She was 87. Born in Dartmouth on March 30, 1936, she was the daughter of the late William Edmond “Mossie” and Vera Evelyn (Webber) Manuel. She was a lifelong resident of Dartmouth living as a child on Prince Street until the family moved to Slayter Street where she lived with her parents for most of her life. Doris worked for the Provincial Government for 46 years retiring in 2001. She was honored for her long and dedicated service. She spent the bulk of her career at The Queen’s Printer preparing documents for the House of Assembly. Doris was a member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church and assisted with caring for babies and young children in the church nursery during the services for 60 years. As a young girl, Doris participated in dance lessons with her sister, Janet, decked out in costumes beautifully made by their mother. In her adult years, she was an avid knitter and enjoyed reading. She cherished her beloved pet chihuahua, Skye. Doris loved to travel and often reminisced about the road trips that she and her family would take. In particular, she had fond memories of trips to Florida and another to Newfoundland. Besides her parents, Doris was predeceased by her only sibling Janet Burrows in 2019. She is survived by brother-in-law, Barry Burrows; nieces Cara Burrows, Jennifer Carson (Patrick) and Sheri Burrows (Phil); great nieces and nephew Adrianna, Kim, Emily and Liam; great-great niece and nephews along with several cousins. The family would like to express their appreciation to her friend Robyn Murray for her kindness and caring of Doris in her final years along with The Berkeley staff and home care workers. A funeral service will be held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 216 School Street, Dartmouth on Saturday, January 6th at 10:00 am with Rev. Dr. Sandy McDonald officiating. Doris will be laid to rest beside her parents in Oakridge Memorial Gardens, Lower Sackville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church or a charity of your choice.