A Book of Remembrance


Doreen Keane

In loving and fondest memory of Doreen Keane.

Doreen Keane was a very loved and popular member of staff at Anchor.  She worked with Anchor from the early days, until the day she sadly passed away on 22nd May 2023.  She made it her mission, to get to know the children, staff, foster parents and other stakeholders at Anchor and her heart just grew to accomodate everyone.

She touched everyone’s lives in way or another and this memory book is here for you to post your thoughts, condolences and memories of our dearest ‘Doreen’.

When you post, please add your name and how you knew Doreen as we would like to share this book with Doreen’s family.  We hope that this will give some comfort to them and confirm what a truly wonderful person she was.


Thank you, for taking the time to contribute to this book of memories.


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Book Owner: Sally Killian


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Joseph Taguma - Zambia

Doreen was one person who, upon asking someone if they knew her and they hesitated to respond you would be spot on to say to them, “Don’t worry, you don’t know her. You have never met her”, because she was such a person that meeting her even just for 3 minutes, you would remember her for the rest of your life. She was jovial and engaging the minute you started having a chat with her. Very unique and special character who we shall forever miss. …

Florence Sutherland

Doreen Rosemarie, wife to Peter, mother and grandmother, a friend and colleague. Anchor will never be the same without you. Your departure has changed our landscape. We now have a gaping hole where you were. Your cheerful voice has fallen silent and the good mornings that rang out of you daily have gone with you. The cups of tea have lost their meaning and ability to soothe. The phone has gone silent with no one to ring it and talk, ask, remind or issue an instruction or should I say a directive about one thing or another! Just between you and me, you would not want to know how many appointments I have missed since you have been gone!! I can hear you Shush kebabbing me!!❤️ I will try harder Dor so as not to let you down!! But I am sure you would understand!! You more than anyone else. There hasn’t been a single early morning call since you left! Summer missed the Vet’s appointment, she missed Klip & Dip!! Just to mention a few!! No train has been caught since you left Dor!! It’s like the world fell silent with you- a kind of stillness, a quietness, …

Pam and Barry Micklewright

My heart goes out to Doreen’s family, so sorry for your loss, had many phone conversations with Doreen, at the beginning of my fostering journey, she always made me feel supported and needed, we have lost a lovely warm caring person, heaven has gained a beautiful angel. RIP x …

Saiedh Asade

My memories of Doreen go back to when I first joined Anchor as a new foster carer many years ago. Doreen was always warm and friendly when I spoke to her on the phone. She was a kind and helpful person providing guidance and encouragement. This was very much appreciated by me as a new foster carer. I remember her with deep fondness. With condolences and sympathy to Doreen’s family for their loss. …

Julia Hawkins

I have been thinking very much about dear Doreen. I worked with Anchor on a sessional basis from its beginnings for about 15 years. Doreen was such a warm, welcoming and knowledgeable person with a great sense of humour. She would aways make time for me and for everybody else. Her commitment to the wellbeing of the children, carers and staff was so very special and essential to the atmosphere of the agency. May she rest in peace.   …

Crystal Sevier

Firstly i would like to express my condolences to all of Doreen’s Famliy. I Met Doreen when i was working for Anchor on the Fostering Panel, Doreen had such a beautiful soul and heart. I always remember every time i phone i always enjoyed when she pick up the phone, she was very thoughtful, knew how to make you laugh, always asked how you been if you was ok was so caring and made you feel so much warmth and safe when speaking giving support and advice too. When i visited the office she would always have a smile face and always took time to talk you. I will sadly miss Doreen and Anchor as she ment so much to everyone there in so many ways individally, she was the heart of Anchor.  Crystal xxx   …

Androulla Avraam

You made an impact to many people’s lives and you will be missed dearly. Condolences to all the family.  Thinking of you all at this very difficult time. Treasure those beautiful memories,  those great laughs you had together. Dor’s spirit will always be with everyone! RIP Dor, fly high. …

Martyn and Jackie Angus-Barton

We are new foster carers to Anchor, and you were always so friendly and helpful nothing was even to much trouble. We will miss your loverly optimistic and positive attitude to life. …

Denise Barry

First and foremost my deepest sympathy to all Doreen’s immediate family, her Anchor Family and Friends.Doreen the happy helpful voice down the phone line Our Earth Angel 💔 Gone from our sight but always in our hearts – we all have so many beautiful memories. She is now our Heavenly Angel – God bless her soul as she rests in Peace 🕯️🙏🏽 …