Doris Croft

Doris Croft

1938 - 2023

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Obituary of Doris Croft

Doris Ruby Croft


It is great sadness that we share the passing of our Mom, Grandma and Great Grandma, sister-in-law, auntie, cousin and friend on Friday, October 27, 2023 at Wawanesa Personal Care Home, Wawanesa, MB. Left to mourn Doris’ passing are daughter Marcy Elliott (Roger), sons Vernon Severson, and Brian Severson (Jeannette), stepchildren Brian Croft (Marge) and Sandra Revet (Aurel). Grandchildren Kris Tully (Ursula), Krystal Fisher (Brad), Justin Severson (Madison), Mathew, Colin as well as greatgrandchildren Kamrin, Catrina, Zachary, Mason, Xander, Liliah and Chloe, Molly, Connor and Brice. She is also survived by brother Clayton Heskin, sister-in-law Genoveve Erickson (Gordon) as well as numerous step grandchildren, step great grandchildren, cousins, a large number of nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her loving husband Ron in September of this year. She was also predeceased by granddaughter Mellissa, sister Ruth, brothers Lester, Ronnie and Donnie, her first husband Ron Severson, and her parents Oscar and Effie Heskin.


Doris was born February 10, 1938 in Kamsack, Saskatchewan to Oscar and Effie Heskin. She spent her childhood years on the farm just outside Norquay, Saskatchewan where she learned the value of hard work and perseverance. She received a grade 11 education before graduating with a course as a Health Care Aide. In 1956, she married Ron Severson and together they raised three children; Marcella, Vernon and Brian. Despite all the good times, Ron and Doris divorced in 1976. In 1986, she married the love of her life, Ronald Croft. They spent many years together travelling to many places in the world and enjoying many of the same interests of which card games and puzzles where two of their favourites. They both enjoyed their garden and the bounties it provided. They were both devout members of the Anglican Church, specifically St. Mary’s Anglican Church of Brandon. In 2016, they sold their house on 10th Street East where they resided for 37 years and moved into Victoria Landing before moving to Wawanesa. In 2019, Ron was admitted to Wawanesa Personal Care Home and Doris followed shortly after. Even in her final years she spent her time fussing over her beloved husband and her family until dementia took away a lot of the good memories. Doris had a great love for life and her family which was evident by the huge smiles at many family reunions as well as small family gatherings where ever her grandchildren were involved. She was a truly great lady and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.


Her earthly remains have been cremated with interment in Norquay, SK to be at a later date. Anyone wishing to make donations in Doris’ memory may make them to the Wawanesa Health Centre, (Palliative Care), Box 309, Wawanesa, MB, R0K 2G0, or to the charity of your choice.


My memory is not so good any more

I know I should know that face

it is one that is familiar to me

I struggle to put a name to go with it

I will remember... but my memory is not so good any more

I know I have children

I know I loved them and was loved by them

Sometimes their faces are not familiar to


It must be frustrating for them as it is for me

My memory is not so good any more

That man I see every day is familiar to me

I just can't place for sure why

I think we shared a great love for each other...but I am not sure

My memory is not so good any more

I want to leave this world and go to a better place but I am not sure how

I know if I go there my memory will return


I think I want to see all my friends and family once again and recognize them at first glance

Enjoy their laughter and smiles, all their accomplishments and failures, everything we once shared, but

My memory is not so good any more

I know I have been to so many places

I don't know for sure where, but I know I have been there

My memory is not so good any more

I think when I get to where I'm supposed to go I will be happy once again

I can share in love I once had and my memory will return

I think I want to dance in the moonlight, smell the fragrance of a newborn baby or a bouquet of flowers

It will come back to me but

My memory is not so good any more

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