A staunch supporter of the voluntary sector who dedicated most of her life to helping others has died aged 81.
Doreen Lily Edwards, of Marsh Road, Pinner, died on July 12 after suffering with a heart problem.
Throughout her life the mother-of-three immersed herself in charity work and was awarded the British Empire Medal for her role in the Women's Royal Voluntary Service (WRVS).
She remained a member of the charity, which looks after people who feel isolated from society, and was presented with a WRVS medal for 27 years of service in 1997.
Doreen married her first husband, Bill Sutherland, in August 1950 and they had three children - Billy, Sue and Jamie. Her husband died in 1972, aged just 43, but to get through such a difficult time she began volunteering in the borough.
For many years she helped out on the Harrow Meals on Wheels circuit, and it was through this activity she met her second husband, Doug Edwards, a member of Harrow and Pinner Lions Club.
She later became a member and annually organised The Harrow Show, which was set up by the club.
Doreen was also known for her kindness, especially helping the homeless, the mentally handicapped, and the housebound.
She regularly delivered Christmas presents to the elderly and worked at Wormwood Scrubs Prison canteen.
Doreen attended Pinner Methodist Church in Love Lane, Pinner, where a memorial service was held for her on Monday. She was buried at Clamp Hill Cemetery in Stanmore.
Robin Hurley, spokesman for Harrow and Pinner Lions Club, paid tribute to the charity worker. He said: "Doreen certainly lived life to the full. She touched so many people along the way with her generosity and her caring nature and she will be sorely missed."
Ross Simpson, chairman of Harrow Crime Prevention Panel, who worked with Doreen, said: "Doreen was a lovely lady and gave so much to the borough. She was a great friend and valued by all who knew her. Her memory will be treasured."