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Lorraine Pearl (Doggett) Speight


Lorraine Pearl (Doggett) Speight

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Lorraine Pearl (Doggett) Speight, wife of the late Joseph "Mal" Speight announces her passing, which occurred on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born September 12, 1927, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Ada (Woodman) Doggett.

Lorraine served as a sergeant in the Women’s Army Corp 112 Company Reserves at the Saint John Armory. She was a proud member of the legion at Branch 14 and Branch 69, earning her 50 year medal. She was also a member of the Fundy Ladies Branch 58. She had worked with Woolworths for 30 years and then with Fairweather Insurance for a further 20 years.

Lorraine and Mal married on November 25, 1977. They made their home in Bonny River and became active in the Charlotte County community. She was a volunteer at the Second Falls Fire Hall and had a special place in her heart for the people of Vocational Plus in St. George. Lorraine moved to 33 Smythe Street in 2009 to be with her sister, Frances. She had later lived briefly at the Chateau Champlain and spent her last year living with her family on Loch Lomond Road.

Lorraine was a true north ender. She was previously a member of St. Mark’s Church in St. George and married in Trinity Church. She was an active member at St. Luke’s Anglican Church. She had hugs, smiles, and kisses for everyone she met.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Lorraine’s caregivers at Joan's Home Support; Tabitha, Tamara, and Michelle, as well as the Palliative care Unit at the Saint John Regional Hospital.

Lorraine is survived by her son Stephen Baker (Sue); grandchildren Lucy and Ben Baker, Bobby Kean, and Michelle Dougan (Drew); great-grandchildren Kayden and Adrianne Dougan; nieces Bonnie Weir (Russell), Colleen Doggett, Sharon Mykytyshyn (Marcel), and Patricia "Peppy" Carroll (Ben); nephew David Doggett as well as many great-nieces and nephews.

Aside from her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her brother Victor Doggett; sister-in-law Mary Doggett; sister Frances McKay; brother-in-law Scott McKay.

Arrangements are under the care of Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, N.B. (634-7424). In keeping with Lorraine’s wishes, there will be no visitation. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, at 2:00 PM. Donations in Lorraine’s memory can be made to the IWK Children’s Hospital or to Bobby’s Hospice. Online condolences can be made at

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Service Date
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Service Time
2:00 pm
Service Location
St. Luke's Anglican Church, Saint John

Requested Charity
IWK Children's Hospital or Bobby's Hospice