Doris Irene Collier
Collier, b. April 6, 1923, d. July 6, 2018. Passed peacefully
surrounded by family at King’s County Memorial Hospital,
in Montague, P.E.I.
Daughter of William Duncan
King, from Barbados, and Irene Carkett, from Plymouth,
Survived by her sons: Leonard and wife Martha, and their boys
Leverett, Max, and Sam, of Toronto; Ronald and wife Nancy and their
children, Joey, Rachel, and Owen, of Murray Harbour North; and her
nieces, Marilyn, Janet, Gail, Carolyn, Nancy, Linda, and
Predeceased by her husband,
Arthur E. Collier, brothers George and Leonard King, and sister Gladys
She was born, raised, and
remained proud of her roots in Dartmouth. She had many fond memories
of the old North End: living on the tracks in Tufts Cove, Windmill
Road, and family excursions in a borrowed car to Clam Harbour Beach.
She had vivid stories of the War Years, the VE Day Riots, and the
Bedford Magazine explosion.
She was a member
of the Dartmouth Girl Guides Association as a girl and as an adult
volunteer. She was a charter member of the Dartmouth
Trefoil Guild. She raised her boys to be capable Boy Scouts, teaching
them about the constellations, camping, and how to build a fire in any
An early example of an
independent woman, she was employed by the Department of
Defence from 1944-1958, leaving to raise her family. She was based at
the Naval Armament Depot in Dartmouth and the Naval Ammunition
Magazine in Bedford, where she met her future husband, whom she
married in 1955.
She returned to the work force
in 1970, and was employed as Secretary at Northbrook Elementary
School, retiring in 1984, when her boys had finished school and could
stand on their own two feet as men, one a lawyer in Toronto, the other
an officer in the Coast Guard.
After Art passed
in 1986, she remained at the little house at 82 Russell Street,
surrounded by long-time friends, until moving to Montague in 2012 to
be close to her family.
Cremation has taken place. A
family service was held in Montague. A memorial service will be
scheduled in Dartmouth in early August.
extends special thanks to all the wonderful people at Perrins, in
Montague, to Dr. Geraldine Jonston, and for the support and care given
by the compassionate staff at KCMH.
lieu of flowers may be made to the KCMH
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Doris Irene Collier 19232018.source