Doris Jean Bolen

It is with sadness the family of Doris Jean Bolen, 94, announces her sudden passing at her apartment on Friday, July 30, 2021.
She was born June 4, 1927, in Kingsford Twp., the second youngest child born to Bill and Clara McDonald.
Growing up in a large family, there were many stories to tell and Mom loved to reminisce, walking to school in any kind of weather with her younger brother Rod, as a teen tagging along with siblings or friends to country dances, and working at the tourist camps.
Jean was united in marriage to Russell Bolen, they settled in Shenston Twp. on a small farm where their two children were raised.
A stay at home mom, she loved to bake, trying new recipes, sewing many clothes for us and herself.
She loved company; socializing and family gatherings meant so much.
Jean belonged to the Women’s Institute at Stratton and was a 4-H leader for a number of years.
Semi-retired in 1971, Mom and Dad moved to Fort Frances. Mom went to work part time, cleaning at offices and motels,
They bowled, went dancing making new friends, and got to travel more.
Enjoying many trips to Kincardine, Ont., to visit Roger and family, hot spots took them to different states, but Hawaii was the favourite.
She joined the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #29, volunteering at many functions, and the poppy sales.
Was a member of Knox United Church in Fort Frances
Her family was her pride and joy, we made her eyes sparkle, she was kind, caring, loving with big hugs.
Jean is survived by her daughter Donna (Greg) Penney and daughter-in-law Sharon Bolen.
Four grandchildren: Kevin (Monique) Penney, Leanne Penney, James (Cindy) Bolen, Chad (Jackie) Bolen.
Nine great-grandchildren: Cameron, Lauren, Jacob-Ty, Kyle, Paige, Cody, Kenna, Ava, Anderson;
as well as many nieces and nephews.
Jean was predeceased by her parents Bill and Clara; husband Russell; son Roger; brothers Ronald, Colin, Donald, Frank, Merle, Stanley, Kenneth and Rod; sisters Mildred Loveday and Lena St Amand and all their spouses.

A service of celebration of Jean’s life will be held on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Fort Frances Royal Canadian Legion. COVID restrictions to be followed.

If desired memorial donations may be made in Jean’s memory to the Fort Frances Knox United Church or the Fort Frances Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 29 by cheque, c/o Northridge Funeral Home, Box 89, Emo, ON P0W 1E0.