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Barr, Doris "Dodie" (8/26/1921 - 7/12/2009)
By Matt Preprost, Winnipeg Free Press, Manitoba, Canada
MARY (DORIS) BARR died peacefully on July 12, 2009 at Kildonan Personal Care Centre, Doris passed away at the age of 88.
Doris was the daughter of Malcolm and Susan Barr, formerly of Starbuck and Winnipeg, Manitoba. She was predeceased by sister Marjorie O'Neill and three brothers, John, Harold and Ernest. Doris leaves many friends in the baseball communities of Canada and the USA.
She started her baseball career as pitcher with the Winnipeg Ramblers and Regina Army and Navy Bombers, then went on to a nine year career in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (A League of Their Own) in the USA. Doris was recognized by the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, inducted into the Canadian Hall of Fame in St. Mary's, Ontario, the Manitoba Hall of Fame in Brandon and the Softball Association in Winnipeg.
Doris loved getting out on the golf course and her favourite pastime was family get togethers where she could joke with and tease her many nieces and nephews. Doris worked several years in the accounting departments at Manitoba Health Sciences Centre and Grace Hospital, where she made many friends. Doris's family would like to say a special thanks to Cathy Seman, her niece and caregiver over several years, as well as the wonderful staff at Kildonan Personal Care Centre. Doris was interned at the Lasting Tribute Chapel.
Contributed by: Merrie Fidler
Submitted on: 02/19/2011
Copyright: Winnipeg Free Press (Manitoba, Canada)