To view the online service from the Carnell Memorial Chapel for the late Desma Dowden on Sunday, July 19th at 2:00 p.m. please click on the link below:
It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Desma Dowden (Squires), at the age of 86. Predeceased by her husband Max, parents Eli Squires, Selina Squires (Clarke) and step-mother Frances Squires (Poole), brothers Wendell, Melvin and Richard, sisters Lydia and Leifa and beloved grandson, Stephen Dowden
Leaving to celebrate her life are sons Gerald (Lynda) and Glen (Louise), grandchildren Serena (Geoff Haines), Jenine (John Panagiotakos), Joe (Nancy), Matthew (Michelle) and Nicole (Colin) and 11 cherished great- grandchildren. Also left to celebrate her life are siblings Eli (Madeline-deceased), Max (Shirley), Tony (Judy), Sandra Sharpe (Tom), Rosemary Drover (Wilf-deceased), Rosilind Davis (Dave) and Patsy Lawlor (Gerald), as well as a large number of nieces, nephews, friends and special friend Mary Boland.
Mom had a lifetime passion for, and quite gifted in, sewing and arts and crafts and thoroughly enjoyed her participation in her social groups with similar interests. We all knew that if you had a couple of hours to spare you could always call Des for a “chat”, and if you craved a great bowl of homemade pea soup just mention it, and it was available at 1 o’clock on Saturday.
Special, sincere thank-you to Dr. Coleman and the staff at Tiffany Village, especially those on the 4th floor, who provided Mom with professional and compassionate care in recent months. It is with regret that Mom could not live longer in this beautiful, family-oriented community. We will never forget your kindness and attention to Mom’s care. Cremation has taken place at her request.
There will be no visitation. A funeral service will take place on Sunday July 19th, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. from the Carnell Memorial Chapel by invitation only. Interment to follow in St. Philip’s Anglican Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations in her memory maybe made to the Janeway Children’s Hospital.
A mother’s love is a blessing, which we were thoroughly blessed to have.
You’ve earned your angel wings.