In loving memory of

Doreen Miller

Born Wythenshawe – Died Wythenshawe
1938 – 2024
Doreen Miller, a cherished resident of Wythenshawe, passed away peacefully on May 24, 2024, at the age of 86. Born and raised in the heart of Wythenshawe, Doreen’s life was a testament to the values of family, community, and hard work. Throughout her long and fulfilling life, she touched the lives of countless individuals with her infectious laughter, kind heart, and unwavering generosity. Doreen will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and the entire Wythenshawe community, but her legacy of warmth and kindness will continue to inspire all who knew her.

A celebration of Doreen’s life will be held on Saturday, June 15th, 2024, at 2:00 PM at St. Mary’s Church in Wythenshawe. All are welcome to attend and share their memories of Doreen.

Following the service, a reception will be held at the Wythenshawe Community Centre, where light refreshments will be served. This will be an opportunity for friends and family to gather, reminisce, and celebrate Doreen’s life together.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to the Wythenshawe Hospice, a cause that was close to Doreen’s heart.


Southern Cemetery, 212 Barlow Moor Rd, Manchester M21 7GL

Doreen Miller’s legacy is one of love, laughter, and unwavering devotion to her family, friends, and community. Her warm smile, infectious laughter, and genuine interest in others touched the lives of countless individuals, leaving an enduring mark on the hearts of all who knew her. She will be remembered as a woman who lived life to the fullest, embracing each day with a positive spirit and an open heart.

Doreen’s memory will live on through the countless lives she touched, the stories shared, and the traditions passed down through generations. Her love for Wythenshawe was evident in her dedication to the community, her involvement in local organizations, and her unwavering belief in the power of connection. She was a beacon of light, a source of inspiration, and a true embodiment of the values that make Wythenshawe a special place.

Though Doreen may no longer be with us in person, her spirit will forever reside in the hearts of those who loved her. As we mourn her passing, we also celebrate a life well-lived, a life filled with purpose, passion, and an unwavering commitment to making the world a better place. Doreen’s legacy is a reminder to cherish every moment, to love unconditionally, and to always find joy in the simple pleasures of life.

Doreen’s early years were filled with the simple joys of life in Wythenshawe. Growing up in the post-war era, she learned the values of resilience, community, and making the most of what you have. As a child, she was known for her adventurous spirit, exploring every nook and cranny of her neighborhood with her friends. Whether playing in the local park, attending the annual May Day celebrations, or simply enjoying a game of hopscotch in the street, Doreen embraced every opportunity to create lasting memories. Her childhood experiences instilled in her a deep love for her community and a strong sense of belonging, which she carried with her throughout her life.

Doreen was a cherished daughter to [Parents’ Names], who instilled in her the importance of family, hard work, and community spirit. She was a loving sister to [Siblings’ Names], sharing a close bond that would last a lifetime.

In [Year], Doreen married her beloved husband, [Husband’s Name], with whom she shared [Number] wonderful years of marriage. Together, they built a life filled with love, laughter, and shared experiences. They raised a family together, welcoming [Number] children into the world: [Children’s Names]. Doreen was a devoted mother, always putting her family’s needs before her own. She created a warm and nurturing home, where her children felt loved and supported unconditionally.

As her family grew, Doreen’s love expanded to include her [Number] grandchildren, [Grandchildren’s Names]. She was a doting grandmother, always eager to spend time with her grandchildren, sharing stories, playing games, and creating memories that would last a lifetime. Her love and guidance shaped the lives of her family members, leaving an enduring legacy of love and warmth.

Doreen’s professional life was marked by her unwavering dedication, strong work ethic, and genuine care for those she served. For over [Number] years, she worked as a [Occupation], where she was respected and admired by her colleagues and clients alike. Her warm personality, combined with her expertise in [Specific skills or knowledge], made her an invaluable asset to the company.

Throughout her career, Doreen consistently went above and beyond, always willing to lend a helping hand or offer a kind word. Her colleagues remember her as a source of positivity and encouragement, always ready with a smile and a supportive ear. Her commitment to excellence and her genuine passion for her work earned her numerous accolades and recognition, including [Awards or achievements, if applicable].

Doreen’s impact extended beyond her workplace. She was actively involved in [Industry organizations or volunteer work related to her profession], where she shared her knowledge and experience to help others succeed. Her dedication to her profession and her commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of others are a testament to her character and her unwavering belief in the power of hard work and perseverance.

Doreen’s passions and hobbies were a testament to her vibrant spirit and zest for life. A lifelong lover of the outdoors, she could often be found tending to her beautiful garden, which was a riot of color and fragrance throughout the seasons. She had a particular fondness for roses, carefully nurturing each bloom and taking pride in their delicate beauty.

An avid reader, Doreen devoured books of all genres, from classic literature to contemporary fiction. She was a regular visitor to the Wythenshawe Library, where she would spend hours browsing the shelves and discovering new literary treasures. Her love of reading fostered a deep appreciation for language and storytelling, which she shared with her family and friends.

Doreen was also a talented cook, known for her delicious homemade meals and baked goods. She delighted in hosting family gatherings and sharing her culinary creations with loved ones. Her kitchen was always filled with the warm aromas of freshly baked bread, simmering stews, and comforting desserts.

In addition to her personal passions, Doreen was actively involved in the Wythenshawe community. She volunteered her time at [Local organizations or charities she supported], where she made a positive impact on the lives of others. Her selfless contributions and unwavering commitment to her community are a testament to her kind heart and generous spirit.

Doreen’s passions and hobbies enriched her life and brought joy to those around her. Her love of nature, literature, cooking, and community service reflected her multifaceted personality and her deep appreciation for the simple pleasures of life.

Memorable Videos


Doreen Loved Elvis
Doreen used to attend a salsa class monthly
Dancing at her birthday party
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    28 May 2024 12:51pm

    Mum, my heart aches knowing you're no longer with us, but it also swells with the love and memories you've left behind. You were the heart of our family, the one who always had a smile, a warm hug, and a cup of tea ready. You taught me the importance of hard work, kindness, and never taking life too seriously. Your laugh was infectious, your garden was your pride and joy, and your Sunday roasts were legendary. I'll miss our chats over a cuppa, your stories of old Wythenshawe, and the way you always knew how to make everything alright. You were the best mum a son could ask for, and I'll cherish your memory forever. Love you always.

    13 Jun 2024 7:54am

    Missing you every day, but our glorious memories keep me going, all the holidays you took us on , wales, Scotland and especially our Spanish holiday, my first flight was so exciting, and being with you just made it even more special, I may have lost you but I’ll never loose my memories love and miss you millions
    Dave M

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Doreen Miller
“Family is everything.” This was Doreen’s mantra, reflecting her deep love and devotion to her family. She cherished every moment spent with loved ones and always prioritized their well-being.