November 17, 1931 – April 10, 2021
O’BRIEN, Dora (nee Madill) Passed away peacefully at the Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Saturday, April 10th, 2021, in her 90th year. Predeceased by her beloved husband Budd, and her son Peter. Survived by her sons Robert and Kevin. Cherished step-grandmother of Taylor Smith (Chrissy) and Rebecca Homer (Matt), and their two children Myles and Clark. Dear sister of Dot Lefevre and predeceased by her siblings Ruth, Betty, Peg and Jack. Fondly remembered by family and friends. Thank you to all the neighbours who have been so supportive over the years. A private funeral service will be held at the OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234). To view the service via livestream on Thursday April 15th at 1:30 pm, please use the following link: https://funeraweb.tv/en/diffusions/27798 Interment Thornton Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated.
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April 15, 2021
My dearest condolences Kevin and Bob with the passing of your mother. I will always remember her spirit, and words of wisdom that she very often gave me the stories we shared her beautiful smile and most of all the warmth and generosity she extended to anyone that had the pleasure of meeting her. I will cherish all the beautiful memories I've shared with her over the past 5 years, I looked forward to seeing her every day and am going to miss her immensely. Rest In peace Dora♥️
April 14, 2021
My sincerest condolences to the Obrien family and friends who are mourning the loss of a very special person Dora. All those who were blessed to have known and converse with Dora have gained a strong depth of calmness, warmth and love which Dora instilled in many! Dora enjoyed life and was grateful for every precious moment spent with her family and friends and even strangers who she met for the first time. She had a big heart and would welcome new comers a desired for good conversation.
Dora was to the go to person when you needed advice or guidance, her knowledge of life was extensive and very exciting, I will immensely miss her stories, they were always wonderful.
Dora drive and independence to do everything for herself was foremost especially when going shopping, I remember we went to Superstore pre-Thanksgiving, and Dora was looking at the bakery goods, she was adamant to push her own cart, (usually we would share one cart) but on this day, was not having it, so needless to say, the baking display tables had full length table clothes on them to make for festivity, Dora was going to get a Lemon moraine pie, she was pushing her cart around this circular table and as she move the cart, the tablecloth ends (on the floor) was wrapping itself around the cart wheels. There was only one gentlemen at the same table who saw this, and I spoke out to Dora to stop her cart was coming over to her. A few of pies did slide off the table, the gentleman caught one of them and the others dropped to the floor. Dora and I moved our carts to another section to get away from the table, Dora said to me, someone is going to have to pay for those pies that got damaged, I told her to keep moving her cart as she was the culprit who did it, never seen her move the cart so fast, we laughed all the way to the cashiers. Shopping with her was delightful. I will always cherish all the many memories of time spent with Dora. RIP my dear friend you are now in the arms of our Lord almighty
April 13, 2021
Many condolences to the O’Brien family. Kevin and Bob, may you be comforted by your wonderful memories of your mom, Dora. Back in my days of PSW, I never forgot your kindness to me. Keeping in touch has always been a great pleasure. Dora and I had great conversations. She always had a hug and a smile! I will miss you always. You will always have a very special place in my heart. Thank you for being you.
April 13, 2021
You have our heart within us Mrs. O'Brien. You will never be forgotten and you will always be remembered. Love Steve and Darlene.
April 13, 2021
Our sincerest condolences to the O’Brien family. I have the fondest memories of Mrs O’Brien from our teenage years up until seeing her directing traffic and running the show recently. Full of life and full of love she was a very very special lady. #TheLittleGeneral
With love, thoughts and prayers,
April 12, 2021
Kevin & Bob , very sorry to hear of your Mom's passing . I always enjoyed working for your Mom & Dad , engaging in conversation and lots of laughs . She was a truly wonderful person and I feel very fortunate to have known her . My sincere condolences to her entire family