Doris Anita (Steeves) Dickson
1936 - 2023
Doris Anita (Steeves) Dickson
Visitation Information
Sept 23, 2023
Visitation Time
1:00 to 2:00 pm
Visitation Location
A H Brown Funeral Home, Springhill, NS
Service Information
Service Date
Saturday September 23, 2023
Service Time
2:00 pm
Service Location
A H Brown Funeral Home, Springhill, NS
Requested Charity
Canadian Red Cross or Canadian Cancer Society
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Doris Anita (Steeves) Dickson

On August 24, 2023, Doris went to be with her Lord and Saviour.

Doris was born June 6, 1936 in Salisbury, NB, the third child of Kenneth and Rose (Gallant) Steeves and the 8th generation descendant of Henrick and Regina Stief and later changed to Steeves of Germany who immigrated in 1749. Of these seven sons, Doris descended from the son of Fredrick. When its chapter was granted on May 27, 1967, the Steeves family became the first incorporated family in North America.

Doris was baptized in the Springhill United Baptist Church on December 29, 1963 by the Rev. Stanley Harrison and served in several capacities in the intervening years.

She enjoyed sewing, crafts, and made several quilts. She enjoyed writing poetry and received an award from California in recognition of her work. She was in her element when reading.

She is survived by son, Tom Dickson, Springhill, NS; daughter, Gail (Jim) Fraser, Dartmouth; granddaughters Katie (Daniel) Fraser-Gould, Ottawa, ON, Elizabeth Fraser, Red Deer, AB, Emily Fraser, Halifax; great grandchildren Charles Fraser-Gould, Matilda "Tillie" Fraser-Gould; sisters Grace (Gary) Morris, Amherst, NS, Shirley (Lloyd) Leadbetter, Walton, NS, Ernie Steeves, Tumbleridge, BC, Gary (Bev) Steeves, Southbrook, NS, with whom Doris made her home since 1995 until April 28, 2022, when she became a resident of Centennial Villa, and then Gables Lodge. She will also be missed by several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Doris was predeceased by her parents; her precious daughter, Brenda Joy Brown in 2003; daughter in law Kim Dickson; siblings Ruby (Ronald) Randle, Wayne (Sharon) Steeves, Bernice Wood, Ann Ayotte and June Grinhan.

Forever helping, Doris donated her body to science to help with research.

A special thank you to Dr. Dean Harrison, Amherst who cared for Doris over several years, as well as to Centenial Villa and Gables in Amherst for their kindness and care.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of the A H Brown Funeral Home, 5 McFarlane Street, Springhill, (902 597 2361) where visitation will take place from 1 pm until the time of the funeral. Doris' funeral will begin at 2 pm on Saturday, September 23, 2023, Pastor Barry Beebe officiating.

Those wishing to make a donation in Doris' memory may do so to the Canadian Red Cross, or the Canadian Cancer Society.

Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting the online memorial at or through the A H Brown Funeral Home Facebook Page.


Doris Anita (Steeves) Dickson