DOBLE, Irene Isabel (nee Johnston)  - May 29, 1922 – August 25, 2019

Passed away peacefully in her 98th year.

She was the beloved wife of the late Ray Doble (d. 1996) and loving mother to Patricia (Kevin Mann) of Ancaster and Sheila (Peter Dockerty) of Alliston. 

Proud Grandma of Peter and Sheila’s three daughters, Colleen (Phil Brownhill), Jocelyn (Andrew Wallin) and Monica (Drew Eaton).  Survived by sisters-in-law Christine (Catherwood) Johnston (late brother Clarence), Gwen (Doble) Brison (late Jack) and cousin Wilma (Johnston-Gowland) Sager (late Bill).

Irene will also be sadly missed by her nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Predeceased by her parents Fred and Ella Johnston, sisters Alice (late Newt Hodgson), Doris and brother Clarence.  She grew up on a farm in Quaker Hill, an area where two of her great-great grandparents settled in 1834.

After graduating from Uxbridge High School, she worked at The Bank of Commerce for 11 years. She married Ray Doble in 1952 and they moved to a farm north of Zephyr. In 1968, Ray and Irene sold the farm and built a home in Zephyr and lived there for 27 years.

Irene was actively involved in her church and community, had a quiet, steady faith in God and was always ready to help others. She was known for her quick memory and for  remembering the birthdays of all her family and friends. We will miss her tremendously but know her Spirit lives on in us all.

Heartfelt thanks for exceptional care at Butternut Manor in Uxbridge and more recently to her palliative care team for their compassionate care at Matthews House Hospice in Alliston.

Friends are welcome to celebrate her life at Low and Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge, on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon followed by the Funeral Service at 12:00 p.m.  A reception will take place after the service then interment will follow at Sunderland Cemetery later afternoon.

Memorial donations may be made to Matthews House Hospice, Zephyr Evangelical Missionary Church or a CHARITY of your choice.

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