Theresa Doogan


Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2007

Juneau resident Theresa Frances Doogan died Sept. 8, 2007, at St. Ann's Residence in Victoria, British Columbia. She was 82.

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She was born Aug. 23, 1925, in Juneau, ninth in a family of 12 children born to Mary and Theodore "Ted" Doogan.

She entered the Sisters of St. Ann in 1944 and pronounced her vows in 1947. Her ministry encompassed cooking, nursing, director of nursing, administration, teaching and counseling. She ministered at St. Ann's Academy, St. Joseph's Hospital, Mount St. Mary Hospital, Queenswood Spirituality Center and St. Ann's Residence in Victoria; Holy Cross Mission and St. Ann's Hospital in Juneau; and St. Martin's Hospital in Oliver, British Columbia.

She also served as assistant professor of psychiatry and mental health at the Intercollegiate Center for Nursing Education in Spokane, Wash., and as director-therapist at the Western Religious Retreat Centre, in Cedar, British Columbia.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Sr. Ann Marie "Anna," Sr. Mary Kevin "Marjorie," Rosemary Navarre and Catherine Doogan; brothers, James, Neal, Ted, Francis and Dennis Doogan.

She is survived by her brothers, Hugh Doogan and his wife, Erma, and John Doogan and his wife, Dolores; many nieces and nephews; and her own community of Sisters of St. Ann.

Prayers will be held at 7 p.m. today at St. Ann's Residence, 2474 Arbutus Road, in Victoria. The Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Ann's Residence. Interment will follow at Hatley Memorial Gardens.

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