OBITUARY

Doreen Mabel Fisher

January 20, 1934February 16, 2021

Doreen Mabel Fisher was born January 20, 1934 and passed away surrounded by her family on February 16, 2021.

Beloved wife of Donald Fisher for 72 wonderful years. Loving mother of Karen (Michael) Lynch and Andrea Fisher. Dearest nana of Rachael Cunningham, Paul Cunningham and Olivia Fisher. Doreen is preceded in death by her siblings, Dot, Jack and Hetty. Doreen enjoyed making Karen and Andrea’s clothes while growing up, knitting, crocheting, crafting, collecting Lladro’s and royal doulton figurines (at her husband’s great expense!), and loved puzzles and crosswords. Doreen was a big animal lover, especially dogs and cats and leaves behind her beloved cat Abbie.

Doreen was born in Fulham, London, England. She survived the World War II London Blitz as a young child and was evacuated to a country home for two years, returning to her Fulham home for the remainder of the war. Doreen then met her soulmate, Don, when she was 16 years old and they married in 1952. “Dorrie” and Don loved traveling around the English countryside on their motorcycle and in later years, the Fisher family enjoyed making cherished memories camping every year in Spain, France and parts of England’s countryside.

In 1976 Doreen and her family moved to the USA when Don was transferred at the request of Ford Motor CO. USA. This 12 month assignment changed when Ford Motor Company USA offered Don a position resulting in a lifetime stay in this country making Dearborn, MI their home until relocating in the 1980’s to Wixom where they spent the next 28 years. Doreen worked as an administrative assistant retiring in the late 1980’s deciding to stay home and help care for her grandchildren Rachael, Paul and Olivia; her grandchildren meant everything to her and her days were spent spoiling them rotten. During retirement she was a dedicated volunteer for 17 years at Huron Valley Hospital.

Starting in the 1980’s the family spent several weeks a year at Sandpiper Beach Club in Siesta Key, FL which became the family’s favorite getaway making many cherished friends and family memories.

Doreen was a loving wife, mother and Nana and will be missed greatly by her family and all her friends.

Services

  • Memorial Gathering (25 guests at a time)

    Thursday, February 25, 2021

  • Memorial Service (25 person capacity)

    Thursday, February 25, 2021

Memories

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Annette Steele

February 23, 2021

Doreen, a lovely and caring friend. We, at the Sandpiper, will miss her while we all visit our get away place in FL.,and catching up on the latest family news. Doreen always asked about Rachelle, our foster grandaughter, who vacationed with us at the Sandpiper.
Condolences to Don and family. Blessings and love to the family during this time.

Debbie Forbes

February 22, 2021

I was so sad to hear of Doreen's passing; she was a great lady whom I met vacationing in Siesta Key with my family. Doreen was a love and always smiling. Her eyes lit up when speaking about her family and her love for them was so apparent. Doreen was a sweet, kind and loving person who we will all miss! My thoughts and prayers go out to Don and family -- she will never be gone as long as she is in your memories!

Lori Brannock

February 21, 2021

Doreen was always so welcoming and loved to talk about “her Olivia” and what had been going on. I will remember her smile and laugh. I know the family is heartbroken and want you to know I am thinking and praying for you all♥️

Julie Readman

February 21, 2021

Doreen will be lovingly remembered by our family for her warmth, kindness and friendship which has spanned the decades and reached across continents. Back in the 1960’s our two families spent many happy weekends exploring our local English countryside. Upon relocating to the USA the Fisher family remained close friends, with our parents Jean and David Watts making regular visits to their homes in Dearborn, Wixom and Florida, as well as sharing many happy holidays across America. Testament to these wonderful times is a vast collection of photographs cherished by our Mum Jean. Doreen was such a beautiful person, that whilst staying at the Wixom home, rather than exploring the American culture, I preferred to spend an entire day sitting at the kitchen table sharing stories and laughter with her, whilst she demonstrated how the cat utilised the open dishwasher as an exercise wheel! We are all devastated for your loss, and send our love to Don, Karen, Andrea and their families.

Rachael Cunningham

February 20, 2021

The best nana anyone could ask for. She would always make sure we were well fed (and always had plenty of sweets!), properly clothed (I feel like she was always asking us to pick out a jacket or sweater or something from catalogues), and happy. She was a selfless person who put others before herself, never resting until she was certain that everyone else had been served/seated/was content. Her compassion for others, love of animals, and creative/crafty spirit will always be with me. She will always be with me; but her big, warm nana hugs will be missed. I love you nana.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY