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Doris Mae Tanner, 80

Doris Tanner, age 80, of 1231 Kings Highway, Fort Frances, Ontario passed away at their residence on Wednesday, May 7, 2003.
She was born on September 29, 1922 in Graceton, Minnesota to the late Hugo and Daisy Hanson. In 1925, Doris moved with her family to Canada where they settled in Rainy River, Ontario. Doris completed high school in Rainy River. On July 4, 1942 Doris was united in marriage to Norman Thornton, and moved to Spohn Township to live for a few years. In the 1950’s they moved to Fort Frances where she raised her family. Doris worked as a cook for several camps and restaurants in the local area for many years. Following the passing of her husband Norman, she married Robert Tanner. From Fort Frances the family moved to Prince George, BC, to live until returning to the Rainy River District in 1979 where they made their home in Morson. In 1997, Doris moved to Fort Frances where she has lived since. She was a member of the Women of the Moose, a 20 year member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 54 in Rainy River, and council member in Morson for several years. She also was an avid reader and gardener. Her enjoyment included needle work, crocheting and travelling. Doris’s companion and friend “Patches” at home has comforted her for many years.
She was predeceased by her second husband Robert Tanner; one son Gary Tanner and one brother Ralph Hanson.
Doris is survived by her two daughters Norman and husband Carl Piotrowski, and Sharron and husband Peter Piotrowski all of Fort Frances, ON., one son Mervin Thornton of Mission, BC; nine grandchildren Dawn and husband Jim Andrews, John Piotrowski and wife Kathy, Susan Giles and friends Rodney Jones, Jennifer and husband Mark Cawston, Stephanie Piotrowski, Kimberly Piotrowski, Kyle, Kandice and Jesse Thornton; eleven great grandchildren; one sister Vivian and husband Fred Hartnell of Rainy River, ON, three brothers Earl Hanson and wife Rose and Everett Hanson and wife Irene all of Rainy River, ON and Dale Hanson and wife Jeanine of Dryden, ON; one sister-in-law Nancy Hanson of Rainy River, ON and by numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 2 p.m. at Knox United Church in Rainy River, Ontario with Reverend Frances Flook officiating. Cremation will take place with interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Rainy River, Ontario at a later date.
Active pallbearers will be Cam Hanson, Tim Hanson, Everett Hartnell, Doug Hartnell, Jamie Hartnell and Brent Anderson.
Honourary pallbearers will be all of Doris’s family and friends.
Should family and friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to either the Canadian Cancer Society, PO Box 444, Fort Frances Ontario P9A 3M8 or the Knox United Church Memorial Fund.