Doreen Edna Forward
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Doreen
Forward of Saint John, wife of the late Raymond M. Forward, on Friday,
February 22, 2019 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born
on December 27, 1926 in Neath, Wales and raised in Carsonville, Kings
County, NB, she was the daughter of the late Garnett and Dorothy
She was the loving mother of Richard Forward (Heather),
Muriel Keeping (Don), Sandra Doyle (Mark), Rachel Lavigne, Gail Case
(Glen) and special daughter, Shirley Sawyers. Doreen is also
survived by her special friend, Trixie Mootoo, 21 grandchildren, 39
great-grandchildren, 14 great-great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Art
Goddard; as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition
to her parents and husband, she was also predeceased by her daughter,
Carol Spellman; sons-in-law, Edward Raithby, Bill Keeping, Percy
Lavigne and Carl Spellman; brother, George; sisters, Muriel, Elvira
McIllwraith, Sheila Goddard and Beryl Smith.
Doreen was a foster mother for many years, receiving many
letters of thanks ad commendation. She enjoyed baking and
many will miss her famous rolls and chocolate cake.
A special thank you to Rick Wallace and staff of 5CSouth for
making her comfortable during the last period of her
Resting at Brenan’s Funeral
Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (634-7424) with
visiting on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 from 12:00 – 2:00 PM, which
will be immediately followed by the funeral service at 2:00 PM, all
from Brenan’s Chapel. Interment will take place at
a later date in Ocean View Memorial Gardens.
For those who wish, remembrances may be made to St. Mary and
St. Bartholomew’s Church or a charity of the
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Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Doreen Edna Forward 19262019..