Doreen Stannard
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Obituary of Doreen Louise Stannard

STANNARD – Doreen (nee Henderson) 
June 21, 1933 – Minitonas, Manitoba
April 19, 2021 – Calgary, Alberta


Doreen Louise Stannard (nee Henderson), age 87, of Calgary, Alberta, peacefully passed away on April 19, 2021, at Mayfair Care Home.

Doreen was born in Minitonas, Manitoba to William Russell Henderson and Minnie Danard on June 21, 1933. Doreen married Jack Edward Stannard on September 2, 1953.  Together they raised two sons, Craig Edward Stannard and Wray James Stannard. The family lived in several small communities on the Canadian prairies over the years, as Jack pursued his career as a rural bank manager. Doreen worked at several different jobs in these communities. Every time they moved; Doreen was quick to make everlasting friendships in their new hometown.


Doreen enjoyed many hobbies such as knitting, crocheting, sewing, gardening, baking and was a wonderful cook. Doreen was active with the church community, donating much of her time to church functions and singing in the choir. She also volunteered at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and the Foothills Hospital for many years.

Doreen is survived by children Craig (Darlene) Stannard and Wray (Sharon) Stannard. Grandchildren Melissa, Ryan (Clare), Kelsey (Brad), Drew (Anna), Paige (Robert), and Great-granddaughter Quinn. She was predeceased by her husband Jack, her parents Russell and Minnie, and her four siblings: Reta, Edgar, James, Ken.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to the staff of Mayfair Care Home for the excellent care they provided to Doreen.

A small private service will be held with immediate family. Doreen will be interred with her husband Jack, at the Mausoleum at Queen’s Park Cemetery.


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