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Saturday January 12, 2013

BEAR, Doreen Cecelia

Peacefully passed away at her home in Burlington on Thursday, January 10, 2013 in her 98th year. Mom was a tenacious loving woman whose life's central theme was love of family and love of God. She was also a woman who cherished independence. Since the death of her beloved husband Albert in 1979, she managed all aspects of her life with impressive sophistication. On all levels; emotional, practical, or financial, she diligently assumed control. She was a wonderful example - a wonderful Mom. Mom will be greatly missed by her children, Barbara, Robert, John and Judy. As well as grandchildren Karen, John, Robert, David, Scott, Kristen, Bryan and Eryn and nine great grandchildren. A Funeral Mass to celebrate and honour her life will be held at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, 196 Kenwood Ave, Burlington on Tuesday January 15, 2013 at 11 a.m. followed by a short reception. A private family interment will follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. (Arrangements entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home, Burlington 905-632-3333). Online condolences may be made at

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