Doreen Dunfield

Obituary of Doreen Dunfield

Mrs. Ethel Doreen Dunfield was born in Sussex, NB on October 14, 1936; she was the daughter of the late James Henry “Harry” and Ethel (Adair) Seely and the wife of the late “Havie” Roy Havelock Dunfield.

In 1955, Doreen married the love of her life, Havie and they would celebrate their love story for 61 beautiful years until his passing in 2017. They are now reunited once again.

Doreen was never one to sit idle. She worked for Eatons in Moncton, she sold Avon, worked for the Pine Cone Motel, Barbours and the Fairway Inn from where she retired after 22 years in 2002.

She was a member of the Kedron Club of Penobsquis, the Ladies Orange Benevolant Association of New Brunswick where she served for over 60 years and was an honorary member.

Family was very important to Doreen and she loved every moment of the years that she and Havie spent at Seaside Trailer Park in St. Martins, NB. Many in the family seemed to had trailers there, it was like a family reunion every weekend. She also enjoyed the many shopping trips to Bangor over the years with family and friends.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

She will live on in the hearts of her daughters: Debbie O'Donnell and her husband Danny of Sussex and Laurie Dunfield of Sussex; her son, Shane Dunfield and his wife Pauline of Moncton; her grandchildren: Rachel O'Donnell of Millbrook, Leah Baldwin and Rob of Musquash, Greg Dunfield and Kendra of Rockwood, ON, Tim Dunfield and Chelsea of Hampton, Alan Mollins of Sussex and Laura Mollins of Saint John; her great grandchildren: Alicia Brown, Dylan Brown, Maddie Dunfield, Blake Dunfield, Peyton Dunfield, William Dunfield, Lydia Dunfield, Gabriel Mollins, Tristam Mollins Lilly Baldwin and Izzy Baldwin; great great grandchild, Brielle Beshara; her sister-in-law, Laurie Dunfield of Sussex; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. E. Doreen Dunfield of Sussex passed away at the Sussex Health Centre on January 11, 2021 at the age of 84.

Along with her parents and husband, she is predeceased by her sisters: Marjorie (Mard) DeForest, Dorothy (Dot) Fanjoy and Audrey Loughery and by her brothers: Penny, Lloyd, Fred and Doug Seely.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the compassionate care of Wallace Funeral Home, 34 Sunnyside Drive, Sussex, (506-433-1176). Visitation will be held from Penobsquis Baptist Church (27 Church Loop Road) on Friday, January 15, 2021 from 1-2 pm. Due to Covid-19 the Celebration of Doreen's life will be by invitation only.

Donations in memory of Doreen may be made to the Penobsquis Baptist Church or Donors Choice.  Online condolences and donations may be made at


Penobsquis Baptist Church
27 Church Loop Rd
Penobsquis, New Brunswick, Canada

Celebration of Life

Penobsquis Baptist Church
27 Church Loop Raod
Penobsquis, New Brunswick, Canada

Spring Burial

Cardwell Cemetery
Penobsquis , New Brunswick, Canada