Dorene Gertrude (Bennett) Trunk

May 20, 1934 ~ July 5, 2021 (age 87)

Death notice

After a full long life, well lived, the family of Dorene Gertrude Trunk sadly announces her peaceful passing in the comfort of her home on the evening of July 5th, 2021. Married for 65 years to the love of her life, Owen, who she loyally cared for through the last 10 years of his dementia, and did sorely miss since February 2019. Caring mother of Valerie (George), Philip (Kristina), and Bradley (Carrol). Proud “Rema” to Brandy (Jason), Jennifer, Jessica, and Robert (Victoria) Great grandmother to Barrett.

The Trunk home, hosted by Dorene, was, for decades, a gathering place for 3 generations of her closest friends, who all have wonderful memories of a house full of laughter, love, and camaraderie. Including walks in the woods, treasure hunts, and never‑ending games.

Living an active life, Dorene left her mark in many places. She was the Executive Producer at the Unionville Skating Club; a top Richmond Hill real estate agent; an arts & crafts instructor; an active member of the Midland YMCA, Askennonia Seniors Centre, Red Hat Ladies Group, Tiny Beaches Association, and the local bowling league. Any available downtime she enjoyed in her gardens.

Family is grateful to our attentive & responsive local healthcare system of dedicated and compassionate caregivers and volunteers.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date when all can gather one last time in her home to honour her. In the meantime, she was thrilled to have seen her memorial bench placed alongside her beloved Owen for all to enjoy in the parkette near her Bayport home, overlooking her favorite waters of Georgian Bay.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the MS Society of Canada.

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