Doris Trask

Doris Phyllis Trask

Saturday, July 18th, 1931 - Wednesday, July 8th, 2020
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July 11, 2020


TRASK (Kendrick) Doris Phyllis, - Age 88, of Yarmouth passed away at Yarmouth Regional
Hospital on July 8 th , 2020. Born in Shag Harbour, NS on July 18 , 1931. The eldest child of Ruth Constance (Greenwood) and Keith Melbourne Kendrick. She was pe-deceased by infant son Robert Kendrick, husband Robert (Bob) Blackburn Trask, brother Ivan, Keith Kendrick, sister-in-law Zelma Joyce (Nickerson) Kendrick. Survived by brother Neil Kendrick, sister-in-law Marion (Goreham) Kendrick: children Sherryl Trask (David Arthur), Yarmouth; Brian Trask (Cindy Goudey), Atlanta, GA; Elaine Trask, Dartmouth: grandchildren Jonathan Murphy (Arien Johnston), Kentville; Andrew Trask (Kaitlyn Hoecker), New York, NY; Melissa Trask (David Sherfinski), Fairfax, VA; Erin Wolfe (Noah Field), Dartmouth and niece and nephews Linda Goreham (Kendrick), Forbes Point; Reggie Kendrick, Shag Harbour; Cyril Kendrick, Shag Harbour.

In 1948 Doris began her life’s work as an educator. Unconventionally she began teaching at
Hibbard’s Brook School, Coffinscroft for two years, before receiving her formal teaching
education and license at the Provincial Normal College in 1950. Her initial assignment was in
Smith’s Cove. After marrying the love of her life Bob and starting their family, she continued her
career, teaching at Hebron Elementary School and the Yarmouth Consolidated Memorial High
School. She was a faithful adherent of Beacon United Church, past board member of VON Yarmouth. Doris and Bob together were part of the group that created the Yarmouth Food Bank and worked tirelessly as volunteers to ensure its success. She spent many years (70’s- 80’s) performing the administrative functions of Minor Hockey in Yarmouth and supporting Bob’s deep involvement in the local Hockey Community.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sweeny’s Funeral Home and Crematorium, Yarmouth. A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, July 17,2020 at 2 P.M. from Beacon United Church with Rev. Sharon Lohnes and Rev. A.D. “Bill” Newell officiating. Interment will follow in Yarmouth Mountain Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations gratefully accepted to Beacon United Church, VON Yarmouth, Yarmouth Food Bank or charity of your choice. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there is limited seating available. Family and close friends will be given priority for seats. Online condolences may be made to, or you may sign the guestbook online at

The family would like to acknowledge the kindness and compassionate care provided by Dr. David Webster, the Staff of The Meadows and Yarmouth Regional Hospital

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Service Details

  • Service

    Friday, July 17th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Friday, July 17th, 2020 2:00pm
    Beacon United Church
    25 Beacon Street
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    Rev. Sharon Lohnes
    Rev. A.D. "Bill" Newell
  • Interment

    Yarmouth Mountain Cemetery
    Parade Street
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Shelley Melanson

Posted at 12:59pm
Dear Sherryl , Elaine , Brian and families ;
When I first began attending Beacon United Church, Doris took me under her wing. She pretty much gave me the ins and outs on how everything worked. She introduced me not just to the people, but also to the church. She encouraged me to take on some committees. I chose the kitchen which seemed to please her. together we pushed, and preached about a new kitchen. We did achieve that goal and the color on the walls was her choice. So whenever I am in that kitchen. Doris is with me. I will miss her terribly. You are all in my prayers. God Bless.

Brian Trask Posted at 06:53pm

Shelly, thanks for your kind words, you described her well. Brian

Patty Saulnier

Posted at 04:26pm
Dear Sherryl , Elaine , Brian and families ;
How many fond memories I have of your Mom and Dad . Dwight first met them through hockey by volunteering , called Doris from a phone booth , I believe. That was very likely in the early seventies . We did spend some happy times together , although they were brief as we were busy with our young family. Bob used to stop and see us at the candy factory in PM when he was travelling in the nineties . Such a lovely photo of your Mom . Nobody will ever forget her beautiful smile . She was really lovely to talk to . She and Dwight loved to torment one another . My sincere sympathies to you all . Patty ( Ollenberger ) Saulnier .

Brian Trask Posted at 06:41pm

Thanks Patty, many fond memories for us as well. I remember the candy factory stops and samples, Dwight coaching and me working with him in at the service stations. He had me working nights and would come down to close up and resolve any issues that I had going on. Lots of fun. Brian

Stephen Greenwood

Posted at 06:52pm
To each of Doris's friends and family...Our family sends its most sincere condolences as we learn of the loss of such an amazing soul. Doris, was spectacular to say the least, with her cheeky grin and comments that always made me feel her to be a comedian at heart. The entire Greenwood family considers Doris as a treasured family member and my Grandfather Greenwood was always on her radar. She was so good to leaves me speechless and tears in my eyes. Doris opened her heart and home to our entire family, and we will always love her very dearly. The road ahead will seem long, but we will all see each other again. Doris... I expect that sly grin and nothing less from you. Sleep in peace wonderful lady.

Patti Durkee

Posted at 04:53pm
Dear Sherryl, Brian and Elaine, So sorry for the loss of your mom. Tom will certainly remember your mom as his Grade 10 teacher. I have fond memories of living in the same neighbourhood and remember your mom and dad visiting the MacNeils and talking about hockey!
Sincerely, Patti

Brian Trask Posted at 06:55pm

Thanks Patti, lots of good memories for us as well. A lot of hockey games were won in the MacNeil’s living room.

Morgan Leary

Posted at 03:59pm
My sincere condolences go out to the whole family... I have only known Doris for a short period of time, but we spent almost every day together since we have been on lockdown at The Meadows. She truly had an impact on me and I just loved visiting with her. She was so kind, had a sense of calmness about her, was funny, thoughtful, and so smart. She was loved by all here. I will never forget her and will miss her dearly. Thinking of you all.

Brian Trask Posted at 06:58pm

Thanks Morgan, mom enjoyed her time with you as well. She enjoyed her crib games and the time you spent with her. Appreciate what you did to make her stay at the Meadows more pleasant. Brian

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