July 16, 1931 - June 18, 2016
Passed peacefully away in Ottawa on June 18, 2016 after a lengthy illness, Doris Mary Vriezen- Nee Meaney. Predeceased by the love of her life, husband, Ben Vriezen (Benny), her parents Winnifred and Thomas Meaney, brothers Dan, Art, Mickey and sister Winnifred. She leaves to mourn family and friends in Newfoundland, Ontario, New York, Ireland and Holland. Doris grew up in Avondale, Newfoundland and as a young woman worked for Charles R. Bell Ltd. in St. John’s. She later worked in Gander for Pan American Airways and for over thirty years at Aer Lingus in New York City before retiring to Ottawa in 1996. She travelled the world extensively with her Benny and made frequent visits to Newfoundland. She was a very special and generous aunt to her nieces and nephews and will be missed. “Oh have you been to Avondale, and lingered in it lovely vale where tall trees whisper and know the tales of Avondale”. Visitation will take place at St. Isidore Roman Catholic Church, 1135 March Road, Kanata on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. in the foyer of the church followed by a Funeral Mass at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow. Memorial donations may be directed to Peter D. Clarke long term care facility where Doris received expert compassionate care in her final years.