Hetherington & Deans Funeral Chapel

5176 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls, ON


Doris Mabel (Barnes) Bredin

June 20, 1925June 10, 2019

Passed away at her home at Millennium Trail Manor in Niagara Falls on Monday June 10, 2019 in her 94th year. Doris was a beloved wife of Jack Bredin (June 10, 2014). Loving mother to Karen (Wayne) Hyatt, Harold (Lisa), Sandra Bredin (Ken Gowdy), Dave (Kim), and John (Karen). Sadly missed by her 14 grandchildren and14 great-grandchildren. Doris is also survived by her sister-in-law Alma Barnes and many nieces & nephews. She is predeceased by her parents: Thomas & Amelia Barnes; brothers: David (Jean), Philip, Harold, Gordon; sister Grace Barnes; and one great-grandson. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Her faith directed us all!

Family & friends will be received at HETHERINGTON & DEANS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 5176 Victoria Avenue, Niagara Falls on Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 from 10-11:00 am followed by a Funeral Service in the Chapel at 11:00am. Interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery. Donations to Huntington Society of Canada or Millennium Trail Manor would be appreciated.


  • Visitation Wednesday, June 12, 2019
  • Celebration of Doris' Life Wednesday, June 12, 2019


Doris Mabel (Barnes) Bredin

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roger weppler

June 13, 2019

are condolences to the bredins knowing most of the bredin clan,dave harold such great people im sure they inherited such values from doris god bless , rog and the rest of the weppler family

Susan Jepson

June 12, 2019

Thoughts of Aunt Doris bring a smile to my face. She had eyes that twinkle and such a distinctive uplifting laugh.
Gatherings with your family were always so enjoyable.
Doris was my mom's most cherished friend as well as sister-in-law. She spoke of her often.

Thinking of all of you ,
Susan and Russ Jepson

Dawn Lynn Bower

June 12, 2019

Loving and Kind, she was a great friend. Doris had a great smile, which always welcomed you to stay and sit awhile.
She made the best Fudge and was often called Mrs. Fudge, I can hear her giggle when someone would call her that name.
Will miss our time together, thanks for being there when I needed a hug.

Dennis Milani

June 12, 2019

Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Doris. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Ann and Dennis Milani

James Gill

June 11, 2019

To Doris Bredin's Family -My friendship with Doris goes back to High School years at N.F.C.V.I.
We lived five minutes from one another across Victoria Avenue.
There was a group of about 7 of us girls who hung around together. We had 2
summers at a rental cottage at Rathfon Point on Lake Erie, with Auntie Ruth doing
the cooking and supervising.
Doris and I graduated Grade 13 in '42--she was a top student !! She had to wait a year
before going into Nursing, so she worked for her Dad at Barnes Electric. I started my
apprenticeship and we became close friends, calling one another Barnesie and Mutie.
It was then that Doris taught me to drive on Grandpa's old Terraplane.
When the long hours as a Nursing student began, she had little time off and spent it with
her family. I attended her impressive graduation at my home church, Morrison St.United
I went off to University in Toronto, and we lost close contact.
Our busy years followed as we pursued our professions and raised our families.
One day I rang the front door-bell at their home and interrupted her baking. Moments
later I too was dusted in flour.
From that time on, we kept up a yearly contract, with our catch-up news on our Christmas
I will always cherish my memories of Doris and the Barnes family
with love
Carolyn (Gill)

Debbie & Bob Batstone

June 11, 2019

Karen, Harold, Sandy, Dave and John,
Our sincerest condolences to you and your families in the passing of your dear, sweet mother Doris.
I enjoyed such a treasured friendship with her, spanning more than 40 years (and for Bob my husband, 27 years). Doris had a unique sparkle in her eyes that radiated from within. It was a joy to chat with Doris at family visits, throughout the years. With her sweet, kind disposition and unoffending humour, Bob and I would always come away with a warm and cheery feeling, after being in her company. Whenever we visited Niagara Falls, Bob and I loved to drop by your parent’s home on Barker Street, to catch up with Doris and Jack over a cup of tea….or something stronger!
I believe it was in to her seventies, when Doris and her sister, Grace travelled to visit us at our summer home in Newfoundland. What a fun week we shared with Bob’s parents, having friends "come from away". For me, the most memorable event of their trip was standing on the dock in Trinity, Bonavista Bay watching Bob, with your mother and Aunt Grace, dressed head to foot in all-weather suits and waterproof footwear, toques and sunglasses, setting off to sea in a Zodiac boat with 10 other tourists. It was a beautifully sunny, cold and windy day. The grins on their faces were a sight to behold. And when they returned 3 hours later, wind-blown as they were and with stories to be told, they were still grinning from ear to ear. Such happy memories….
We will miss your lovely Doris. Our thoughts are with you all, as you bid her a fond farewell….
Debbie and Bob Batstone, Newmarket