Biesenthal, Doris Helen

Biesenthal, Doris Helen

January 31st, 2018

Peacefully, at McCormick Home on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, Doris Biesenthal of London in her 86th year. Devoted wife of Dr. Robert Biesenthal. Cherished mother of Heather Guild (Iain). Proud grandmother of Emily, Nicholas, Jenny, Iain (Tara) and great-grandmother of Theo and Sunny. Dear sister of Rev. Don Hansford (Angie). Pre-deceased by her sister, Ruth Hansford and her brother, Ron Hansford. Missed by her sisters-in-law, Claire Hansford, Kay Weppler, Marlene Arnold, nieces, nephews and many dear friends. Doris enjoyed bridge, gardening, travelling, volunteering and her time at the family cottage. A visitation will be held on Saturday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London where a memorial service will be conducted on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Flowers are graciously declined. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Doris are asked to consider McCormick Dementia Services or Calvary United Church, London. The family wish to express a sincere thank you to the staff of Memory Lane at McCormick Home. Also, thank you to her family physicians, Drs. Bob and Heather Dunkerley. 

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Bill MerryleesMrs. B will be sadly missed but she has left us with terrific memories. Since Grade 3 she has always looked out for all of us kids from old south...and continued to do that for many years. Just a great lady! Big hugs out to Beaz and Dr. B.
Victor Suzanne AzizVery sorry to read of your mother's passing. She was a lovely lady and will be sorely missed. Victor and Suzanne
Gordon & Helen HansfordHeather & Bob - Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. We have such nice memories of the many times spent with cousin Doris, at family reunions and her visits with us in the Valley. We do cherish those happy times together. Our love to all the family.
Jane IrwinI was saddened to learn of Doris' passing, but she is now free from her earthly suffering. Because of her many interests and positive outlook on life, it was always a pleasure chatting with her at church! May knowing that she is now in God's eternal care give you comfort.
David DedrickThe Dedrick boys are very sad to hear of the passing of dear Aunt Doris. Our condolences to Bob, Heather, Nicholas, Emily, Rev. Don and the rest of the extended Biesanthal family. David, Johnathan, Dylan Dedrick.
Nancy HoldenI am very sorry for your loss, Dr. B. and family. Doris was a great lady, dedicated and hard working; she always kept you busy at the office! Sincere sympathy from Nancy Holden, retired hygienist at 49 Carfrae Crescent.
Ralph and FranDr. B and Heather. So heartbroken to hear of the passing of our dear Mrs B. Her kindness, caring and inspiring times made a difference in so many lives including mine. I wish I could be with you to support and share how important and what a difference she made. Ralph
kathyFrom the staff at Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer Research Parkwood Institute St Joseph's Health Care we send our sincere condolences to the family of Doris Biesenthal. Dr. Biesenthal you were a wonderful caregiver to Doris. She is at peace now. God Bless this family.
Jim and Judy RybarHeather and Bob Our condolences to the family .Doris will be remember by us as such a lovely lady. We always enjoyed her visits when she was in Thunder Bay. Jim& Judy Rybar(cousin Thelma's family)
Susan and John DeanDr. B: John & I were sorry to hear that you lost your dear Doris recently. We offer sincere condolences to you and your family. We won't forget her friendliness and ready smile every time we visited your office. We hope that time will heal your broken heart.
Gwendolyn B CrissonDear Bob, I am sure Doris will be missed. We can never forget her enthusiasm for life, My husband and I always enjoyed her company and do send our sincere sympathy. Gwen
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