Doris99Shaver – Mary Laura “Doris” of Hazelton Place retirement home, Toronto and formerly of St. Thomas passed away peacefully at her late residence on Friday, January 9th, 2015, in her 102nd year. Beloved wife of the late Murray Shaver and loved mother of Jean Zsolt (Late Andrew) of Toronto, Mary Shaver of Toronto, Evelyn MacNicol (Hugh) of Toronto, Catherine Thompson (Jan) of Burlington, Helen Shaver (Steve) of Vancouver Island, BC, and Margaret Kay (Stephen) of Peterborough.  Cherished grandmother of 19 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Dear sister of Mary Rodgers of Peterborough and Yvonnne Sell (Joe) of Edmonton, AB; sister-in-law of Rose Shaver of St. Thomas and Stewart Henderson of Kent, WA. Predeceased by her four brothers, Alvin, Bernard, Albert and Theodore and her three sisters, Aleta, Frances and Helen. Doris was born in Victoria Harbour on August 31st, 1913, daughter of the late Peter and Julia (Brunault) Cadeau. She was a long time member of Holy Angels’ Catholic Church in St. Thomas and was an active member of the Catholic Women’s League as well as an active volunteer in the St. Thomas Community. She was also a member of St. Basil’s Parish in Toronto.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Angels’ Catholic Church, 502 Talbot Street, St. Thomas on Saturday, January 17th, 2015 at 1:00pm. Internment to follow in Holy Angels’ Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0850) on Friday, January 16th from 2-4 and 7-9pm.  Holy Angels’ Catholic Women’s League will recite prayers at the funeral home on Friday at 4:00pm. Memorial donations may be made to Holy Angels’ Church Restoration Fund or charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to

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