Doris Beattie

Obituary of Doris Loraine Beattie

Doris Loraine Beattie left this earth peacefully at the Annapolis Royal Nursing Home on October 10, 2020 after a long illness. Loraine was born February 18, 1934 in Bridgetown to Harold and Mary Beattie. Loraine is survived by her 3 children William Jr., Mary, and Tim who live in the states as well as her three sisters Madge Driscoll, Halifax, Elsa Riley, and Susan Baltzer who live in the Annapolis area. Loraine grew up in Bridgetown and graduated from high school there. She received her RN diploma from the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax in 1955 and then went to work in Bermuda as a Registered Nurse. While in Bermuda, she met and married William Prosser Sr. of the US Air Force who had just returned from the Korean war. Loraine loved the Caribbean and always longed to return to tropical climates whenever she could. Loraine raised her 3 children while travelling the states extensively with the military. She eventually settled in Oldtown Maine after her husband retired, so she could be close to her family in the Annapolis valley. Education of her children was also a top priority for Loraine, and all attended the University of Maine at Orono. Lorraine also continued to pursue learning opportunities whenever she could she really enjoyed learning about other cultures and their philosophies. Loraine always tried to stay active and enjoyed snorkeling, golf and yoga as well as anything that would allow her to enjoy the outdoors, especially during the more temperate times of year. Loraine spent her later years in Halifax as she liked the culture and variety of city living and stayed there as long as she was able. While recovering from cancer surgery Loraine lived in California for a few years with her son, then returned to Bridgetown and then later Annapolis Royal. Loraine loved antiques and international culture and travel. She had an encyclopedic knowledge of antiques and truly loved to talk about anything antique related. She was always happy to go to yard sales looking for that overlooked antique that everyone else had missed. Loraine was involved in Women of the world, the friends of UMO hockey, the local United Methodist Church, and volunteered for meals on wheels. Loraine always had an upbeat view on life and was known for trying to remain cheerful and to share that with those around her. She was always more concerned for those around her than she was for herself and tried to help others whenever she was able. Loraine will be remembered as a kind, fun loving and empathetic woman who tried to leave the world a little better than she found it. Mother, without you and your encouragement we wouldn’t be who we are today. We miss you but we know we will see you again soon enough in a better place.
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