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Doris Lundy

July 2, 1943 - September 11, 2019
Holland, MI



Wednesday, September 18, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Dykstra Funeral Homes
Mulder Chapel
188 West 32nd Street
Holland, MI 49423
(616) 392-2348
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Thursday, September 19, 2019
11:00 AM EDT
Trinity Reformed Church
712 Apple Avenue
Holland, MI 49423
(616) 396-6526


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Holland/Zeeland Relay for Life c/o American Cancer Society
129 Jefferson Avenue
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 364-6121

Life Story / Obituary


Doris Lundy was born in Lewiston, Maine to Jospeh Hubald and Simone (Lavoie) Dumond on July 2, 1943.

Doris met Jim at a roller rink. Jim was not wearing his uniform so Doris had no idea he was in the service - she was not too crazy about servicemen. When Doris met Jim, his friends were calling him "Casper", because he walked so softly. Doris had no idea what his real name was for a while. Everyone just called him Casper. When Jim revealed that he was being sent to Rota, Spain for six months, Doris finally realized he was in the service. By then their relationship had blossomed into love and the young couple wanted to be married before Jim was shipped out. Doris's mother said "No way!" Doris, by the way, never saw Jim in his uniform until he was discharged.

The happy couple was finally married on October 13, 1961 by the Justice of the Peace in Holland, Michigan. For their honeymoon they went up north to stay with some family. Their honeymoon cottage turned out to be a shack with an outhouse out back. Life could only get better for Doris and Jim. And better it got! Doris became the proud mother of three wonderful sons - James, Mark and Steve.

Every Friday night was family supper night at Jackie's Restaurant. Sunday dinner was at the Wooden Shoe Restaurant. She knew all the waitresses.

Jim and Doris didn't travel a great deal; both were content to stay home. This could have been because Jim had a habit of falling asleep anywhere, including sitting behind the wheel, and this made Doris nervous. If they stayed home, she had nothing to worry about. They did take a few trips to visit family in Maine and Tennessee - with no accidents.

Doris was a wonderful mother, mother-in-law, and friend. Holidays were spent together. Christmas Eve was at Doris’s house. All the kids and grandkids would celebrate with pizza and pig-in-blankets.

After Jim passed away on June 19, 2005, Doris joined a widow’s group. She made a lot of good friends there. Doris stayed very busy until her cancer. She tried to stay very positive during this time. Every time someone would leave, you would hear Doris say, “I love you!” In return, they would say the same thing back to her.

Doris Lundy did not waste a moment of her life. She filled it with family, friends and great achievements. Her greatest achievement? Leaving behind a legacy of love!

Doris has fought the good fight, but in the end she lost. Now she is with the Lord. No more pain and suffering. She is at peace!

Don't cry for me.

I will be okay.

Heaven is my home now,

and this is where I'll stay.

Don't cry for me.

I'm where I belong.

I want you to be happy

and try to stay strong.

Don't cry for me.

It was just my time,

but I will see you someday

on the other side.

Don't cry for me.

I am not alone.

The angels are with me

to welcome me home.

Don't cry for me,

for I have no fear.

All my pain is gone,

and Jesus took my tears.

Don't cry for me.

This is not the end.

I'll be waiting here for you

when we meet again.

Doris Lundy age 76 of Holland, passed away Wednesday, September 11, 2019.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband James in 2005.

Surviving are her children, James A. Lundy, Mark and Tiffany Lundy, and Steve and Crystal Lundy; 8 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; sister, Joan and Jim Heeter; in-laws, Bill Millett, Leonard and Ruth Harvey, Mark and Denise Sylvester, Gene Evert, John and Kathy Lundy, Darlene Lundy, Jim Essenburg, Jerry Blackwood, and Charlotte Lundy; and several nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Services will be held 11 am Thursday (September 19) at the Trinity Reformed Church, 712 Apple Avenue, with the Rev. Deb Yurk officiating. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery in Hamilton, MI. Visiting will be 6-8 pm Wednesday (September 18) at the Dykstra Funeral Home-Mulder Chapel, 188 West 32nd Street.

Memorials may be made to Holland/Zeeland Relay for Life c/o The American Cancer Society.