Reginald Hector Doresa passed away on the morning of September 25th 2019 at his home in Chapala. He came to Lake Chapala in 2005, by himself, at age 87 and lived a great life, here in Paradise.
Born on October 7th 1917, he was twelve days shy of his 102nd Birthday. After a fall and a fractured hip on July 20th, he had 24 hour nursing, at home with a group of caregivers, nurses and his doctor. They gave him loving care!
Known as Reggie to his hundreds of friends and family, he fiercely guarded his independence, living with his cat, alone, but not lonely. With many friends aid, he enjoyed reading and following world affairs from his vantage point on the shore of Lake Chapala.
In earlier years he was an inveterate traveler. He lived in eight countries. Reg was born in Buckinghamshire, England, son of Hector Spiro Doresa and his wife Beatrice Shepherd. As a toddler, he emigrated to Canada, was raised in Ottawa before moving to Toronto, to work, study and start a family consisting of wife Frances and two daughters, Diane and Mona.
Subsequently, with second wife, Heather, Reg left for the Bahamas, then on to Tanzania and Kenya, Where he taught accounting and climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro. As he said, "Not bad for a pudgy 61 year old!"
From Africa, Reg and Heather moved to Malaga, Spain, to retire. Reg was itching to take a round the world tour. Heather was not up to the trip, and encouraged him to go it alone. He did... Sadly, Heather died in Spain. Reg returned to Toronto, where he started a second career on Stage, on Screen and on TV. Look up Reggie on imdb.com.
Reg is survived by his two daughters and numerous grandchildren and a great grandchild.
There is a Birthday Party and a Celebration of a Long Life, Well Lived, on October 7th 2019 at his home in Chapala: Flavio Romero de Velazco #385 (corner of Acapulco) 4 to 7 PM. Please drop in to share some good cheer and a story or two about the Life and Times Of Reggie Doresa!
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I did not know him but his was a life well and fully lived. Rest in power.
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