Obituary of Doreen Elizabeth Smith
After a courageous battle with cancer this past year, we are sad to announce that our mother, Doreen Elizabeth (Ettinger) Smith, of Hantsport, passed into the presence of her Lord on Friday, March 3, 2023 at the age of 83 in Hants Community Hospital.
Doreen was born on June 23, 1939 to the late George & Edna (Frank) Ettinger of Three Mile Plains. She lived in Three Mile Plains until her marriage to Richard Smith in 1958. After that she resided in Hantsport until her death. Music was always a part of Doreen’s life - beginning with “The Ettinger Trio” where she sang with her mother and sister. Down through the years, Doreen and Richard were no strangers to gospel jams throughout the area. She was always the one trying keep Richard in line. Doreen’s faith in Christ was the most important to her, though. She attended church from a very young age, taught Sunday School and led Bible study groups over the years. Doreen knew her Bible very well and could be counted on to recite scripture at a moment’s notice. At the time of her death, Doreen was a faithful adherent to the Hantsport Baptist Church. She was faithful in her attendance up until she was unable to go due to her illness.
Doreen is survived by her children, Barbara (Craig) Broddy, Brian (Valerie) Smith, and Karen (Stephen) Price; her siblings, George (Joan) Ettinger, Gary (Debbie) Ettinger, Robert (Beverly) Ettinger, Basil (Karen) Ettinger; seven grandchildren, Josh (Mallory) Smith, Kathlyn (Troy) Smith, Christopher Smith, Sophie (Alex) Penner, Tessa Price, Meghan Broddy and Taylor Broddy; five great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and extended family members.
Besides her parents, Doreen was predeceased by her husband, Richard Smith; sister, Margaret Tracey; brothers, Arthur, Allan and James Ettinger.
Our family would like to thank Amber Phillips and the Hants Community Hospital palliative care staff. Even though our Mom was only in their care for a short time, they were wonderful to her. Special thanks also goes out to the staff at the Halifax Cancer Clinic for their kindness at each appointment.
Arrangements have been entrusted to DeMont Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317), where visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 8 (masks encouraged). Private family interment will take place at Riverbank Cemetery, Hantsport. A Celebration of Doreen’s Life will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, March 9 in Hantsport Baptist Church, Hantsport, Rev. Jennifer Riley officiating (masks encouraged). A reception will immediately follow in the church’s Wellwood Hall. Donations in memory of Doreen may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.demontfamilyfuneralhome.ca
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