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Doris E. Gorman


Doris E. Gorman

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear mother Doris Emma (Lipsett) Gorman on September 30, 2019 at the age of 93. Doris was a resident of Paradise Villa in Fredericton for the past 4 years and the family would like to acknowledge the kind and caring staff and appreciate the level of care she received over that time.

Doris was born on January 11, 1926 in New Maryland N.B. the youngest daughter of John and Margaret (Greer) Lipsett.  Doris was predeceased by her parents, three brothers Ivan, Earl and Leonard Lipsett, two sisters Martha Hume and Helen Adel and two half-sisters Margaret Booker and May Charters.

After graduating from Fredericton High School in 1942 Doris worked for the New Brunswick Telephone Company as a Switchboard Operator.  During that time she met the love of her life Murray Gorman and they were married on November 6, 1946.  Doris then worked for James S. Neill + Sons and then moved away with Murray to various Air Force bases where she became a full time Mom to Gary, Cathy and Janet.  In 1971 upon Murray’s retirement from the military Doris and Murray moved to their new home in New Maryland where they lived for 41 years surrounded by friends and family.  In 2012 they moved together to a Special Care Home and then in 2015 Doris relocated to Paradise Villa following Murray’s passing.

Doris was always known for being a wonderful cook and homemaker. Her specialties were her sugar donuts and a variety of pickles, jams and jellies. She loved her six grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She had a love of flowers, curling, bowling, quilting, and was a dedicated member of the New Maryland United Church, the church choir, and the UCW.

She leaves behind her loving children, Gary Gorman (Wanda) , Cathy Schuh (Bob) and Janet Gorman, her cherished grandchildren and great-grandchildren Krista Toews (Niel ) daughters Vail and Margot, Carla Corner (Scott) son Myles, Spencer Gorman, Chris Schuh (Amanda), Danny Schuh, and Travis Schuh (Leah) , brother-in-law Robert (Bob) Gorman and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive visitors at Bishop’s Funeral Home, 540 Woodstock Road Fredericton on Friday, October 4, 2019 from 6pm to 9 pm .A service celebrating the life of Doris Gorman will be held on Saturday October 5, 2019 @ 2pm from the New Maryland United Church of Canada , 875 Route 101 Hwy, Nasonworth, NB with Rev. Kelly Burke officiating. Interment will be held in the adjoining church cemetery.

For those who wish to remember Doris by way of a memorial contribution, the family would appreciate donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences and the sharing of memories may expressed through     

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Service Date
Saturday, October 5, 2019