PEOPLE MATTER: Doris Blair, a community leader

Doris Blair (right) and Alice Johnson (left) in 2005

Doris Blair (right) and Alice Johnson (left) in 2005

Doris Jean Blair. May 1, 1919 – November 6, 2014. Doris Blair passed away peacefully at 95 years of age. She was predeceased by her beloved husband and former Langley Township Mayor W.C. (Bill) Blair (1985). She lived on Lulu Island until her family moved to Cloverdale and established Hillside Dairy Farm in 1923. In her youth Doris was a very accomplished Highland dancer and retained her interest in dancing all her life. Doris married Bill Blair in 1941, moved to Langview Farm in Langley and raised six children, and was also very involved in the farm, school, church and community affairs. Doris was a great support to her husband Bill while he was a councillor and later Mayor of Langley Township. She was a longtime member of Sharon United Church, belonged to the Native Daughters of BC, the Douglas Day Committee and the Langley Heritage Society. In 1992 Doris received a commemorative medal for the 125th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada in recognition of her significant contribution to her fellow citizens, community and to Canada. She was loved and will be missed by all who knew her.

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