‘Lover of life’ Doris dies aged 108

Doris Bennett.

Doris Bennett. - Credit: Madeira lodge

A WESTON woman, who was described as ‘a lover of life,’ has died at the age of 108.

Doris Bennett moved to the town in 1971 with her mother after retiring a few years earlier.

They settled in Locking Road and in 1971, after her mother’s death, she bought the first of many caravans.

Doris died on February 12 and is survived by her stepdaughter Sue Jordan and step relatives.

Her husband, Tony said she loved mobile homes, dancing and shopping.

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He said: “In 1976 Doris married Fred Bennett, but after he died in 1984, she moved briefly to Australia.

“She came back to Weston a couple of months later because she did not like the climate.

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“It took her a while to settle in one place in the town, but towards the end of the 1990s she settled into Maderia Lodge.

“She was a lover of life; she made a lot of friends there and appreciated the care she received.”

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