It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Doris on Thursday, October 4th, 2018, surrounded by family and love. Doris was born in 1930 on the family farm in Assiniboia, Saskatchewan. Predeceased by daughter, Gloria (age 2 years), she is survived by her husband, Don (married 66 years); daughters, Mardi (Marc), Patti, Joni (Riley) and son, Wade (Sandra). Doris was also a grandmother to eleven (Etienne, Ainsley, Taylor, Reid, Alix, Jordan, Diandra, Regan, Sawyer, Madison and Rhys) and great-grandmother to two (Declan and MacEwan). Doris was the youngest of five siblings and is survived by sister, Merle. She will also be greatly missed by many other relatives and friends.
Don and Doris married in 1952 and started their family shortly thereafter. They moved their family to Victoria in 1968 and have resided in the family home ever since.
Doris loved spending time with her immediate family and also thoroughly enjoyed visiting with her many relatives and friends over the years.
Her passions included dancing the night away (with Don) and tending to her lovely garden. Her flower gardens often caught the attention of passing tour buses.
Her spirit, strength and goodness will be with us in our hearts always.
A Celebration of Doris’ life will be held at Cadboro Bay United Church, 2625 Arbutus Road, Victoria, on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 1:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Society of B.C.
Condolences may be offered to the family below.
John and Marilyn BateOctober 25, 2018 Nancy Davis (Rogers)October 14, 2018 KAREN PEARSONOctober 12, 2018 Mary MurrellOctober 11, 2018 Aud, Hege, and Karl Petter RundhovdeOctober 10, 2018 Meg SealOctober 8, 2018 Cory and Brenda (Benson) KnopsOctober 8, 2018 Janice Wickstrom JohnsonOctober 8, 2018 Don and Evelyn CampbellOctober 7, 2018 Phyllis Gummeson (niece)October 7, 2018 Phyllis & Lyle EllensonOctober 7, 2018 Norm & MureOctober 7, 2018 Peter m ClarkeOctober 7, 2018 Crowe familyOctober 7, 2018 Lana GummesonOctober 6, 2018 Garth and Leanne HannahOctober 6, 2018 Janis & Dan PollockOctober 6, 2018 Beryl JohnsonOctober 6, 2018 Grant and MichelleOctober 6, 2018 Bill ShurniakOctober 6, 2018 Marleen JohnsonOctober 6, 2018 DON & DOT SWENSON & FAMILY.October 6, 2018 Corilea BensonOctober 6, 2018 Randy Smith & Jill Bonneteau-SmithOctober 6, 2018 Don and Valda (Benson) CraigOctober 6, 2018 Ron Bearman/Denis JohnsonOctober 6, 2018 James K. JensonOctober 6, 2018 Russ and Margie SleightOctober 6, 2018 Allan and Linda WebsterOctober 6, 2018 Bethany & Alex CrownOctober 6, 2018 Nye GrewOctober 6, 2018 Christina and Lawrence HannahOctober 6, 2018 Ona BouchardOctober 5, 2018 robert sorochanOctober 5, 2018 Bob and Carol AndersonOctober 5, 2018 Elaine and Jack ProseiloOctober 5, 2018 Margaret & Ken AinslieOctober 5, 2018 John & Shirley GunnOctober 5, 2018 Dale and Dorothy BriggsOctober 5, 2018