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SCHOMMER, Sister Doreen, (formerly Sister Andrene)  School Sister of Notre Dame

Died at Notre Dame Convent, Waterdown, Ontario on February 8, 2017 at the age 90 in 71st year as School Sister of Notre Dame. 

Predeceased by her parents Andrew and Anne (Thielges) and brothers Henry, Joseph, Alfred and Andrew and sisters Josephine Schommer, Agnes Connor, Mary Frances, Anne Squires, Gabriella Scherman, Rose Verbick and Rita Engel. 

 

After graduating from Hamilton Teachers’ College, Sister Doreen taught in schools in Kitchener, Cambridge and Elora. In 1954 she moved to British Columbia where she taught at Sacred Heart School, Ladner. She then returned to her home province, Saskatchewan to teach in Leipzig and Wilkie. After a few years at St. Charles School, Mearns, Alberta, Sister Doreen attended the University of Alberta. Her last classroom teaching assignments were at St. Martin and St. Angela Schools in Edmonton.

On several missions she, also, taught music, gave piano lessons, directed the church choir and played the organ for church services. Following studies at Newman Theological College, Sister Doreen became involved in pastoral ministry in Edmonton, Pine Point in Northwest Territories, Owen Sound and Burlington, and, in Saskatchewan, parishes in Kerrobert, Viscount and Oxbow.

From 1996- 1998 Sister Doreen was assistant librarian at St. Augustine’s Seminary in Jos, Nigeria.

Due to serious illness, she returned to Waterdown. After recuperating, she moved to Regina, Saskatchewan and later to Saskatoon. During her years in pastoral ministry, she was especially attentive to comforting the sick.

In 2007 she retired at Notre Dame Convent, Waterdown.

Visitors will be received at Notre Dame Convent on Wednesday, February 15 from 2:00-4:00pm and 7:00- 8:00pm. Prayer service will be on Wednesday afternoon at 3:00pm. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, February 16 at 10:30am. In the Convent chapel.  Interment at Notre Dame Convent Cemetery.

HamiltonObituaries.com

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SCHOMMER, Sister Doreen, (formerly Sister Andrene)  School Sister of Notre Dame

Died at Notre Dame Convent, Waterdown, Ontario on February 8, 2017 at the age 90 in 71st year as School Sister of Notre Dame. 

Predeceased by her parents Andrew and Anne (Thielges) and brothers Henry, Joseph, Alfred and Andrew and sisters Josephine Schommer, Agnes Connor, Mary Frances, Anne Squires, Gabriella Scherman, Rose Verbick and Rita Engel. 

 

After graduating from Hamilton Teachers’ College, Sister Doreen taught in schools in Kitchener, Cambridge and Elora. In 1954 she moved to British Columbia where she taught at Sacred Heart School, Ladner. She then returned to her home province, Saskatchewan to teach in Leipzig and Wilkie. After a few years at St. Charles School, Mearns, Alberta, Sister Doreen attended the University of Alberta. Her last classroom teaching assignments were at St. Martin and St. Angela Schools in Edmonton.

On several missions she, also, taught music, gave piano lessons, directed the church choir and played the organ for church services. Following studies at Newman Theological College, Sister Doreen became involved in pastoral ministry in Edmonton, Pine Point in Northwest Territories, Owen Sound and Burlington, and, in Saskatchewan, parishes in Kerrobert, Viscount and Oxbow.

From 1996- 1998 Sister Doreen was assistant librarian at St. Augustine’s Seminary in Jos, Nigeria.

Due to serious illness, she returned to Waterdown. After recuperating, she moved to Regina, Saskatchewan and later to Saskatoon. During her years in pastoral ministry, she was especially attentive to comforting the sick.

In 2007 she retired at Notre Dame Convent, Waterdown.

Visitors will be received at Notre Dame Convent on Wednesday, February 15 from 2:00-4:00pm and 7:00- 8:00pm. Prayer service will be on Wednesday afternoon at 3:00pm. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, February 16 at 10:30am. In the Convent chapel.  Interment at Notre Dame Convent Cemetery.

HamiltonObituaries.com

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