Obituary for Doris Dalton
Doris Agnes Dalton (nee Powers) passed away peacefully in hospital, Smiths Falls on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at the age of 84. Beloved wife for over 61 years and best friend of Charlie Dalton. Much loved mother of Catherine (Paul) Dalton-Harding, Yvonne (Fred) Bannon and Stephen (Carmelle) Dalton. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Caitlin Bannon, Haley Bannon, Caleb (Patsy) Bannon, John (Dominique) Harding, William (Kathleen) Harding, James Dalton and two great-grandchildren Colin Harding and Ella Bannon. Dear sister of the late Donald "Bud" Powers and fondly remembered by her sister-in-law Shirley Powers. Doris was born on October 10, 1932 in Perth, Ontario; a daughter to the late Herb and Edna Powers. As a young person Doris enjoyed competitive swimming as well as rowing down the Tay River. She loved to sing and would often be asked by families to perform for weddings and funerals at St. John’s Church in Perth. Following graduation, her first career was as a RNA in Ottawa, Smiths Falls and Perth. She left her career to be at home to raise her three children with Charlie. Doris loved to cook, share great stories, but most of all, she enjoyed just spending time with all of her family. Doris was also a longtime proud member of the Catholic Women’s League and will be missed by many parishioners as well as many friends and neighbours. Family and friends may pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Sunday, August 13, 2017 from 12 noon until 2:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Francis de Sales Church, Smiths Falls on Monday, August 14, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be held privately for the family at Wolford Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Francis de Sales Church Building Fund or the Canadian Cancer Society.