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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Doreen Esther Maria Fryer (nee Nomeland) on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018.

She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Doneen Moran of Calgary, Alta.; sons, Jonathan Fryer (Sonya) of Highland Park, Ill. and Ron Fryer (Lorina) of Fort Frances, Ont.; grandchildren, Aidan Bagnall (Kevin), Liam Craig (Kevin), Shanleigh and Kassidy Fryer, and Conor Fryer; and great-grandchildren, Angela, Hannah, Jordan, Amelia, and Skye.

Also surviving is her sister, Linda Davidson; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Doreen was predeceased by her husband, Robert (Bob) Fryer; parents, George and Elsa Nomeland; sister, Vivian Biletsky; and brothers, Ernest, Gerald, and Marvin Nomeland.

Doreen was born in Rose Valley, Sask. in 1934. She lived with her family in Archerwill, Sask. until 1946, when they moved to Flin Flon, Man. She always was involved in sports and participated in many throughout her life.

After high school, Doreen attended the Victoria Hospital nursing program and graduated as a registered nurse in 1956. She began her nursing career in Flin Flon before moving to Fort Frances, Ont. in 1957, where they raised their family and lived until her passing.

Doreen paused her nursing career as her three children where born and eventually returned to work at La Verendrye Hospital in various part-time positions.

Eventually, she returned to full-time as teacher and director of the school for practical nurses, where she remained until her retirement.

After retirement, Doreen and Bob spent several winters in Arizona, where she enjoyed sports activities and Bridge with new and old friends.

Doreen was very proud of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She attended many of their activities over the years and, until recently, could be seen—or rather heard—at the arena, soccer field, and gymnasiums when they played.

The last few years, Doreen enjoyed her life in the Riverwalk Condo and playing golf and Bridge with her friends.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Fort Frances.

The honourary pallbearers will be her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations may be made to ALS society or the Riverside Foundation for Health Care c/o Northridge Funeral Home, P.O. Box 89, Emo, Ont., P0W 1E0.