Marjorie Doogan

Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2003

Former Douglas resident Marjorie Doogan, Sister Mary Kevin of Saint Ann, 83, died July 11, 2003, at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, B.C.

Born in Douglas on Dec. 7, 1919, she was the fifth of 12 children born to Theodore and Mary Doogan. She received her early education in Douglas and Juneau.

On Aug. 2, 1936, she entered the Novitiate of The Sisters of St. Ann, Victoria, B.C., and took her first vows on July 26, 1938. Until 1966, she served in the role of community service as cook, laundress and prefect of students in Skagway, Holy Cross, Alaska, the Yukon Territory and Washington state and in British Columbia missions in Nanaimo, Vancouver, Duncan, Nelson, Kamloops, Mission City, Lower Post and Kuper Island.

Her dream to become a nurse was fulfilled in 1970, when she received her L.P.N. from Olympia, Wash. As a practical nurse, she served in Seattle, Victoria, B.C., and Alaska. During her semi-retirement, she learned upholstering and was receptionist at Mount St. Angela. From 1990, she resided at St. Ann's Residence, devoting herself to community service and prayer.

She was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers and one sister.

She is survived by her sisters, Sister Ann Marie, SSA, and Sister Theresa, SSA; brothers, John and Hugh; numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews; members of her religious community and friends.

A prayer service was held July 14 with a Mass of the Resurrection to follow July 15, celebrated by Rev. Anthony Sebastian, OFM, at St. Ann's Residence in Victoria, B.C.

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