It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Doris Emily Bolton, formerly of Coleman, Alberta, who passed away peacefully on October 19, 2019 while at the Crowsnest Pass Continuing Care Centre in Blairmore. Doris was blessed with 81 years of a wonderful life.
Born on January 1, 1938 in Innisfail, Alberta to proud parents, George and Elsie Elliott, Doris was raised with an earnest work ethic, an appreciation for the outdoors and the love of family.
Doris blossomed into a lovely young lady who captured the heart of a dashing young man, Cliff Bolton, and on June 26, 1954, they pledged their love in holy matrimony. Doris and Cliff were soon blessed with two beautiful daughters who made their lives complete.
Doris worked hard to provide a nurturing home for her family and aided their business at the tire shop as a bookkeeper and clerk. She was devoted to her community and valued its people. She went out of her way to make you feel special and took a sincere interest in how you were. It was not well known of her many health issues as she focused more on others than herself. Doris braved many illnesses and challenges but she could find a silver lining in every dark cloud.
She had many hobbies and interests including sewing, bingo, games of chance and hosting gatherings in her home. Doris had an amazing sense of humour and her special laugh and charismatic character turned strangers into friends. Although it is hard to say goodbye, we take comfort in knowing she is in the loving arms of her beloved husband once again. May she rest in eternal paradise and know that she was dearly loved.
She is survived by her daughters, Linda (Danny) Bolton and Deanna (Dick) Collar; her grandchildren, Grant Gatto and Jackie (Sean) Nelson; her great grandchildren, Alaina, Vienna and Kazden; her siblings, Bud (Louise) Elliott, Ken (CaraLee) Elliott, Carol Barclay, Doug (Edie) Elliott, Karen Tompkins and Ken McRae; numerous nieces and nephews, extended family and many friends.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Clifford Bolton; her parents, George and Elsie Elliott; and her brothers, Roy and Bill.
An informal gathering of family and friends will occur on Monday, October 28, 2019 from 2-4 pm in the Coleman Legion. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Network. Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Fantin's Funeral Chapel assisting the family. (403) 562-8555.
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