Obituary for Doris Margaret Tippett (Bean)
Doris Margaret Tippett (nee Bean)
It is with great sadness that the family of Doris Margaret Tippett of Toronto announces her passing from this life to take her place in heaven on February 6, 2018 at the age of 77. Doris was born March 8, 1940 in the town of St. Mary’s, Ontario to late parents Stanley and Audrey Bean. After her marriage to Ron Switzer, they moved to Mount Forest where they raised their family, farmed, and held other jobs in the community. Doris relocated to Hunstville in 1982, where she worked at Muskoka Bible Conference for several seasons, before moving to Toronto. She then found her passion in senior care, working first at Fellowship Towers and then at Shepherd Village for 17 years. Once retired, she continued to dedicate her time to the Shepherd Village community through volunteer service. Doris is predeceased by her husband Bill Tippett following 16½ happy years of marriage. They shared great pleasure ministering together through music. Doris is lovingly remembered by her four daughters: Donna Reaman (Bob, predeceased), Judy Bremmers (John), Rhonda Switzer, and Sharon Harris (William). The oldest of four, she leaves behind her sisters Shirley Mullenix (Paul), and Helen Lucas (Charles), and her brother Frank Bean (Bonnie). Doris also leaves eleven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, as well as a multitude of nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. Doris dedicated her life to the service of her Lord and those around her. Throughout her life she maintained a sweet and simple demeanour that won the trust and hearts of many, who even now are being changed by her witness of constant nurturing love and faith. Her signature gift for joy, shown through her radiant smile, laughter and joking around, will never be forgotten. No matter how great the struggle, her strong spirit and faith in God’s plan never wavered. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations toward the Shepherd Village Memorial Garden Project, 3760 Sheppard Avenue East, Scarborough, Ontario. M1T 3K9.