Doris Downing passed away at Monarch Hall on Tuesday, 14 November 2017. Doris was born in Chatham Head and was the daughter of the late Harry and Rita (Ullock) Allen. Mom loved the cottage in Cap Pelé, swimming point to point with her friends, gardening and planting flowers. Mom and Dad enjoyed going to their second home in Bradenton FL for the winter and the cottage for the summer and fall. They loved dancing and music and while in Bradenton, Mom was renowned for her wonderful teaching and choreography in line dancing.
Doris was predeceased by her loving husband Vaughn Herman Downing in July 7, 2007. He was the love of her life, the best father, and Doris’s soulmate for over 55 years. Doris was a wonderful mother to her three chosen children Cheryl Downing, Shawn Crossman (Lindsay) and Erin Downing who will dearly miss her. She loved children so much. They adopted three children so that she and Dad could love and nurture them, often sacrificing to ensure they had every opportunity in life. She is also survived by four wonderful grandchildren - Leah, Brandon, Matthew and Ethan, a sister, Joyce Allen, as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Norma Van Wart and her brothers, Gerald and Harry.
The family will be receiving relatives and friends at Cobb’s Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 330 Whitepine Rd., Riverview (869-2007) on Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 7-9pm. A funeral service will take place at St. George’s Anglican Church (51 Church St., Moncton) on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 11:00am with Rev. Chris VanBuskirk officiating. She will be laid to rest with her husband in a private ceremony at Grey's Island at a future date.
The family would prefer donations to Friends of the Moncton Hospital or the Cancer Society. No flowers please. Condolences may be expressed at www.cobbsfuneralhome.ca