Mary Doreen Arnesen

February 27, 1933July 2, 2019


In her 86th year of Scarborough, Ontario, passed away July 2nd, 2019, under the excellent care of the nurses and doctors at North York General Hospital. She was born February 27, 1933 in St. John, New Brunswick to Herbert Nealey and Alice Nealey (McNaught) 1908-1937 and raised by her step mother Ida Nealey (Spicer). Sister to Murray, Charles, the late Ronald known as Rex(Gail) and the late Paul Nealey of NB.

Doreen is preceded in death by her late husband Oscar Theodore Arnesen (Tiny) and son Murray and wife Winifred (Freda), her daughter Sharon Marie Sharp and son James Arnesen. She is survived by her children Nicky Martin, David, Barb Cordeiro (Carlos), Cortney (Glenda) Neil and Steven, and also her 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. At her bedside continuously laughing, crying, singing and playing her favourite country music were her loving grandchildren Dennis (Ashley), Alexis (Viner) , Tessa, Hollie, Ben (Amanda) and Cortney (Glenda). She will be missed by her childhood friend Doreen Wilson and family of Toronto. They met in grade school and remained friends for almost 75 years. In our hearts she will always be. Her heart, her love, her voice and her smile forever imprinted in our memories.

Visitation will be held Wednesday July 17th, 2019 from 11am – 1pm at Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Road, Scarborough, Ontario followed by a Service in the Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at Pine Ridge Cemetery in Ajax, Ontario.


  • Memorial Visitation Wednesday, July 17, 2019
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, July 17, 2019


Mary Doreen Arnesen

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Glenda Man

July 16, 2019

Hi mama we miss you so much, I glad of loving you and caring for you.! We dearly miss you so much, to much memories to write down but I will always remember this 'Cherry chocolate" Where Cort and when will he be home and I will never forget that. Mama your my buddy I will always have in my heart. Cort miss you so much and he would say I want my sunshine back and that you. We both love you very much and truly miss you!! One day we meet again in Heaven....we will have a cup of tea sitting on the heavenly clouds...watching our shows and listening George Jones together again. Going miss our cookie and your beautiful smile....of yours. Love yaaaaaa.

Dennis Campbell

July 16, 2019

Rest In Peace-Grandma we love u - you will always hold a special spot in our heart.....

Barb Cordeiro

July 13, 2019

We will always miss you. You have Dad, Murray and Freda, Sharon and James and your Mom and dad and brothers there with you. Knowing you are not alone gives us a sense of comfort. One day we will all meet again.
Love Barb❤️🙏❤️ R.i.P.