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Doreen Theresa Hogan Desrochers
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Birth: Oct. 2, 1926
Ontario, Canada
Death: Aug. 4, 2005
Quebec, Canada

Doreen Hogan Desrochers

With mixed emotions, the family of Doreen Hogan announces her passing on August 4, 2005. The sadness of our loss is tempered by the knowledge her suffering has ended. Her impish smile shone through to brighten many a dark day in her struggle with cancer. Doreen peacefully left home surrounded by all her beloved children. She leaves behind Louise (Benoit and children Gabriel and Vicki) John, Jacques, Marc and Michel (Angela). All her children share he beauty of her blue eyes, first observed by her sister Monica at Doreen's birth, as well as her quiet dedication to those around.

Born in Emo, Ontario, Doreen was the youngest of twelve. It is no secret she always had a special place in her heart for her dear mother Senja Ristanen, who came to Canada from Finland. Doreen studied in several places, among them The Pines in Chatham, Ontario. Upon growing up, she moved about, spending some years in Thunder Bay and then Toronto. She finally settled in Montreal, founding her family with Jean Desrochers (who predeceased her). Doreen much enjoyed the creativity with which she was blessed. Her artistry found its way to all corners of the family home and beyond, as her children fondly remember.

Of the Hogan clan, Doreen leaves behind her brother Ar (Verna) and sisters Senja, Monica, Josephine and Pat (Mello) all their children, and many more from her siblings who predeceased her. She also leaves behind Soeur Jeanne d'Arc Desrochers c.s.c., and the families of Lucien and his late sister Aline.

Accompanying her physically this last journey were her devoted children, some having taken leave from work. The Palliavtive care unit at St. Mary's hospital in Montreal provided all forms of support under the guidance of Dr. JosAe Caron. Pat Guy improved spirits of all during her many visits to Doreen in the hospital. Upon Doreen's return home, Liliane Mondoux contributed early mornings and more, when most of this late rising family were asleep. Finally, prayers from far and wide sustained Doreen throughout. As a final gesture of giving, Doreen donated her body to science.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a donation to charity would be welcome, to carry on her gift of generosity. Doreen simply requested masses be said in her memory.
Family links: 
  William Enos Hogan (1867 - 1969)
  Senja Wilhemiina Ristanen Hogan (1887 - 1981)
  Jean Desrochers (1923 - 2001)
  Leo Ernest Hogan (1888 - 1921)**
  Bernard Enos Hogan (1890 - 1981)**
  Margaret Lillian Hogan (1892 - 1893)**
  William John Hogan (1893 - 1946)**
  Muriel Elizabeth Hogan Overend Krahn (1894 - 1973)**
  Joseph Alexander Hogan (1907 - 1984)*
  Francis Patrick Hogan (1908 - 1910)*
  Senja Evelyn Hogan Faber (1909 - 2002)*
  Phoebe Jane Hogan (1911 - 1971)*
  Arthur Edward Hogan (1912 - 2012)*
  Gordon Thomas Hogan (1914 - 2004)*
  Andrew Roy Hogan (1916 - 1998)*
  Mary Columbia Monica Cecilia Hogan (1918 - 2014)*
  Josephine Nora Hogan Vaudrin (1920 - 2013)*
  Lillian Ardel Hogan Wicheruk (1921 - 1996)*
  Doreen Theresa Hogan Desrochers (1926 - 2005)
*Calculated relationship
Body donated to medical science
Created by: Maureen
Record added: Jul 14, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39444464

- Maureen
 Added: Jul. 14, 2009

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