Phalen, Doris Mae – Age 82, Carrolls Corner, went home to be with her Saviour on March 22, 2106. Born in Carrolls Corner, she was a daughter of the late James and Mabel (McKenna) Hirtle. Doris enjoyed family gatherings, cooking, baking, and her homemade bread was memorable. She also enjoyed listening to music of any kind.
She will forever be loved and missed by her children, Dorothy Castle, at home; Mary (John) Miller, Shubenacadie; Jim (Eileen), Kentville; Sherry Phalen, Heather Mazerolle, Lisa (Ted) Barter, all of Dutch Settlement; brothers, Raymond, Dartmouth; James (Elizabeth), Shubenacadie; Eric (Bonnie), Dutch Settlement; sister, Freda (Bryant) Smith, Fall River; sisters-in-law, June Hirtle, Truro; Patricia Hirtle, Middle Musquodoboit; 10 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, John “Bun”; brothers, Laurie, Earl, Ralph; sisters, Lillian Hirtle, Rita Patton, Audrey McLellan, Verna Isenor.
Visitation will be Sunday from 7-9 p.m. and funeral service Monday at 2 p.m., both in Gays River United Church, Lori Crocker DM officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Oakhill Cemetery, Milford. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Gays River United Church.
Many thanks to Homecare workers, Palliative Care nurse, Martena, Dr. Rosemarie Kepkay and Dorothy for their loving support and helping Mom fulfill her wish to stay in her own home.
Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.