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Doris McLennan
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Obituary for Doris McLennan

Doris McLennan age 92 years of Shaunavon, Saskatchewan died on Friday, June 22, 2018 at Shaunavon Hospital & Care Centre with her family at her side.

Doris was born at Shaunavon, Saskatchewan on November 5, 1925. She received her primary education at a rural, one-room school house (Orange Valley School) and completed her high school in Shaunavon. In 1942, she attended Normal School (teacher training college) in Moose Jaw. She taught school for four years before she met and married Donald McLennan of Bracken. They were married at Salem Lutheran Church in Shaunavon on December 31, 1946. Together they raised five children. Doris helped manage the family farm, kept a large garden and was active in the community. She came from a musical family, loved music and played piano by ear. In her younger years, Doris was part of an orchestra that played for community dances throughout Southwest Saskatchewan. She also played for weddings, funerals and in her later years entertained her fellow residents at the care centre. She had been a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

She was predeceased by her parents Olaf and Emma Nelson, husband Donald on June 6, 2008, daughter Barbara and grandsons John and Greg and granddaughter Carly on April 11, 1993 and son Rick on August 9, 2011, brothers Raymond Nelson, Oscar Nelson, Frank Nelson, sisters Eleanor Stafford, Florence Jones, Beatrice Johnston, Marian Ramsden, Irene McMillan and Audrey Wilcox.

Doris is survived by her son Ray (Janet) of Calgary and grandson Sam; Rick’s children, grandsons Chad (Farah) and Dean (Melissa); son Gordon (Carol Lavallee) of Vancouver; and daughter Audrey Carleton (Gary) of Weyburn and grandsons Thomas and Jack; her son-in-law Brian Niven (Eileen) of Creston, B.C.; sister Evelyn Smith of Morristown, New Jersey as well as by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held from Salem Lutheran Church in Shaunavon on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Eugene Mau officiating. Audrey Carleton will present the eulogy. Doris’s grandsons Sam McLennan, Chad McLennan, Dean McLennan, Thomas Carleton and Jack Carleton will be the urn bearers. Interment will take place at Hillcrest Cemetery at Shaunavon. Binkley’s Funeral Service ( is in charge of the arrangements.

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2:00 PM
Salem Lutheran Church

65 6 Avenue West
Shaunavon, Saskatchewan S0N 2M0

Cemetery Details


Hillcrest Cemetery

NE 5-8-18 W3
Shaunavon, Saskatchewan S0N 2M0

Memorial Contribution

Salem Lutheran Church

65 6 Avenue West
Shaunavon, Saskatchewan S0N 2M0
If you wish to gift a memorial donation please contact Binkley’s Funeral Service at 306-297-2412 or toll free at 1-877-BINKLEY (1-877-246-5539)

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