Doreen Ruth Richardson

04/01/1926 — 02/01/1986
A brief biography

Doreen Ruth Richardson

Daughter of Arthur Maurice Richardson and Gertrude Louisa Owen. .

Born in Reigate, Surrey, England in 1926, the sixteenth year of the reign of King George V, and died aged fifty-nine in the thirty-fourth year of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II  She has 3 direct descendants in the family.


Doreen Ruth Richardson was born on 4 October 1926 in Reigate, Surrey, her father, Arthur, was 38, and her mother, Gertrude, was 35. She married Thurstan Berkeley Brewin on 5 October 1946.

During the war she joined the ATS (Women's Army) and acted as chauffeur to the General Office Commanding (South-West of England).
In 1946 she married a young medical student, Thurstan Brewin. She was a traditional housewife for much of her life, raising 5 children, following her husband as his career moved them from South-East England, to Canada and then to Scotland. In later life she took up painting, and was part-way through an undergraduate degree course at the Glasgow School of Art when she died suddenly of leukaemia, two days before her 60th birthday.

She died on 2 January 1986 at the age of 59.


From left to right: Unknown - Peter Brewin (groom's brother), Nancy Richardson (bride's sister), unknown, Thurstan Brewin (groom), Doreen Richardson (bride), Joan Richardson (bride's sister), John Richardson (bride's brother), Gertrude Richardson (bride's mother), Arthur Richardson (bride's father).


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