Doris Dagmar (Koivu) Wallace
With a heart full of love and no regrets, Doris Dagmar (Koivu) Wallace peacefully passed away on February 23rd, 2019 having just celebrated her 96th birthday on the 20th. Although she was born in Port Arthur, ON in 1923 to Finnish immigrants William and Vilma Koivu, she spent her formative years in Rouyn-Noranda, QC. She was the wife of the late Ivan Wallace.
Doris will be lovingly remembered by her devoted children George (Simone) of Ottawa, ON, Laura MacLean (Derek Wyman) of Glebe, Australia, Joel (Alice) of Fredericton, Derek (Sandra) of Halifax , NS and Jack (Kim) of Columbus, Ohio; her adored grandchildren Joel (Julianne) MacLean, Graeme (Cheryl) MacLean, Vanessa (Jamie) Barefoot, Sean Wallace, Scott, Mark, and Jared Wallace, Ryan and Marisa Wallace; her delightful great-granddaughters; her cherished sister Gertrude Koivu of Toronto, ON and beloved brother George (Anne) Koivu of Chelmsford, ON as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Upon graduating from high school, Doris trained as a nurse at Reddy Memorial Hospital in Montreal, QC. After completing her training, Doris worked in Montreal before she proceeded to Moncton where she met her husband. She and Ivan followed his military career to Winnipeg, MB; Trenton, ON; Longuyon, France; Moose Jaw, SK; Yorkton, SK; and Summerside, PEI before settling in Fredericton. Doris was happiest when surrounded by her precious family and friends and no place was more special to her than the family camp in Rouyn-Noranda where the extended family worked on projects, played cards, and enjoyed the sauna.
Special thanks to the staff at Windsor Court, Extra-Mural, Dr. Khleduzzaman and Dr. Goodyear for their compassionate care.
A memorial service will be held at St. Margaret’s Anglican Church on Thursday, February 28th, 2019 at 2:00 with Rev. Rob Langmaid officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Shediac, NB at a later date. For those who wish, remembrances may be made to St. Margaret’s Church or a charity of the donor’s choice.
"How lucky we are to have had someone that makes saying goodbye so hard."