Doris Annette McKellar (née Anderson) of Kincardine died peacefully, with her beloved husband, Bob, at her side, Thursday, Feb. 16, in her 83rd year. Family was always at the centre of her life and she is remembered with great love by her children, Deborah (Gary Kenny), Joan (Albert Bertholet), Patti (Daniel McKillip), John McKellar, and Jennifer (Jeff Picard); her grandchildren, Andrew, Ledah, Rhonda, Darlene, Kara, Braden, Mary, and Jori; and great-grandchildren, Kayla, Riley, and Owen. Sadly missed by her brother, Guy Anderson (Gail); brother-in-law, Graham MacDonald; sister-in-law, Elouise Anderson; and a host of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Jack and Mary Anderson; in-laws, Russell and Thelma McKellar; siblings, Dale Anderson and Dawn MacDonald; and grandson, James Bertholet. Doris stayed home for 17 years raising her family before entering the workforce at Sears Canada, HGR Carpets, and the School of Developmentally-Handicapped Children at Humber College where she was much-loved by both children and staff. She was a charter member of the Westway Bridge Club in Etobicoke where she played for more than 50 years and enjoyed a close relationship with all the members.
She was known for her welcoming and generous hospitality, and for her delicious home-cooking and baking. She was talented with her hands, and especially loved to sew and knit. Upon retirement, she and Bob enjoyed relaxing winters in Florida where they developed new friendships. Home was Inverhuron, where Doris felt blessed to be surrounded by the lake, the beach, neighbours, friends and family. She was also a member of the Kincardine hospital auxiliary. We are grateful to Rev. Rob Hiscox for his visits over the years, and for leading her funeral and celebration of life. Visitation will be held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral will be held at the Anglican Church of the Messiah, Kincardine, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Rob Hiscox officiating. Memorial donations to the Anglican Church of the Messiah, Kincardine hospital auxiliary or a charity of your choice, would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.