James Doering was born February 7, 1941 and worked on the farm until he was married. He was married to Marlene Kelterborn, his wife of 43 years, and together they raised a family of 5 children. He is the much loved father to Craig Doering (Debbie), Kim Reston (Chris), Todd Doering (the late Kelly), Barry Doering (Lisa) and Teri Mayer (Jamie). He was the proud grandfather to; Benjamin, Joshua, Jenny, Michael, Jack, Matthew, Sam and Megan. Loving brother to June Schmidt (the late Ken), Lila Ramseyer (the late Robert), David Doering (the late Ruby), the late Jane Mohr (Orville) the late Ruth Little. Remembered by brother-in-law Stuart Little. James loved sports, with hockey being his favorite. He always dreamed of being a firefighter and was fortunate to achieve this dream and served the City of Waterloo for 30 years. James always had a kind smile, a love for life and a positive energy that naturally attracted others to him. Even in his final years, at the Doon Village Retirement Centre, he continued to inspire friendships and build a strong sense of community by starting sing songs and arranging events with the staff and residents. He will be missed and remembered fondly by his family and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 2, 2021 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener. Cremation has taken place. Those wishing to attend James’ service must R.S.V.P. through the funeral home website or call 519-749-8467, starting Thursday morning. You are welcome to join the family for James' service via live stream at https://www.henrywalser.com/live-streaming
starting at 10:45 a.m. on Friday.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home).
Visit www.henrywalser.com for James' memorial.