DORIS JEAN (RALPH) BULL
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December 21, 1925 – February 1, 2021
Passed peacefully away at home on February 1, 2021, under the loving care of her devoted family, Doris Bull, age 95 years.
Doris Jean Bull (nee Ralph) was born to Mildred (nee Lane) and Edmund Ralph at Glovertown on December 21, 1925. Doris grew up in Glovertown and spent time visiting Eastport during the summers.
After graduating from high school, Doris followed her dream to become a nurse and graduated from the General Hospital School of Nursing class of 1947. She then went on to do a postgraduate course in pediatrics at the Sick Children’s Hospital in Toronto, returning to take a position in pediatrics at the General Hospital in St. John’s.
She married the love of her life, Colin Bull, at St. John’s in 1950. They returned to Eastport and raised a family of five (three girls and two boys). Doris worked as a School Nurse and later as a Public Health Nurse over the course of her career. As the face of public health nursing in Eastport and the surrounding area, she became known as “Nurse Bull,” readily responding to any calls for her assistance day or night.
While raising her family and practicing her profession, Doris still found time to be active in local groups, such as Girls Auxiliary Leader and the Lions Club.
Doris is predeceased by: husband, Colin; sister, Marguerite; brother, Harold (infant); and parents, Mildred (Lane) and Edmund Ralph.
She leaves to mourn her children: Angela; Cynthia – children Laurie (Craig), Grant, and Jessica (Jeremy); Chris (Constance), children Marc (Julie), Vanessa (Andrew), and Alexa (Mark); Eleanor (Ben), children Justin (Jennifer), Matthew; and Aubrey. Doris is also survived by her great-grandchildren: Rebecca and Riley Lane; Joshua and Jenna Eveleigh; Colton and Carley Arnold; Dreygen and Quinne Bull; and Colin and Wesley Bull. She also leaves to mourn her sister, Joan Bradley, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Resting at Oram’s Funeral Home, Eastport. Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. on Thursday, February 4. Due to current COVID restrictions, attendance at the funeral is by invitation only. Funeral service will take place at 2 p.m. on Friday, February 5, at Holy Cross Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy Cross Church, Eastport.
Funeral Service will be live streamed from our Facebook page - Oram's Funeral Home, at 2:00pm on February 5th.