9 March, 1918 – 23 May, 2020
Doris was born in Calgary on March 9 and married Wesley in 1943. She lived in the Wilkinson Family Home on Crescent Road with her Father and, husband, Wesley, and worked at Wilkinson Electric Company, then at home with their three children. Doris was active at Crescent Heights United Church and was given a life membership in the U.C.W.
In 1974 they moved to Vernon. After spending many hours cleaning up the old railway bed and removing all the reeds and weeds along the lakeshore they were ready to build their new home. Doris helped create a beautiful yard complete with vegetable and flowers beds, fruit and nut trees, and roses which she tended with loving care and she helped keep the sandy beach weed-free so that the kids and later grandchildren could come to visit in the summertime. Many wonderful memories were made there.
Wes and Doris were charter members in the Vernon Family History Society, interested in genealogy and searched out information about both families, and Doris discovered that she was a United Empire Loyalist. Doris and Wes were active members of Trinity United Church.
In 2014, Doris decided to give up her garden and move to Calgary where she found a lovely apartment overlooking a lake (to remind her of her Vernon Home). She enjoyed the friendships she formed, the activities and exercise classes and the outings to gardens, museums, special restaurants and just driving around the city to see places she had seen when she lived here before.
Doris was predeceased by her husband, Wes, in December 2010, a brother, and two sisters.
Children are Marjorie (John) Den Hoed, Noreen (Lawrence) Ewert, and Ken (Pat) Moore, 6 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
The family would like to give thanks to the staff a McKenzie Retirement Residence, also Dr. Dippenaar, Vernon & Dr. Dandugula, Calgary for their loving care.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Doris may be made to Red Deer Lake United Church or a charity of your choice. In these very uncertain and confusing times we are planning to have a "Celebration of Life" video service for Mom in June. The service will be posted on the RDLUC website,(https://reddeerlakeuc.com/memorialservice-videos). Watch for more details.
- Red Deer Lake United Church
Celebration of Life
Saturday, 13 June , 2020
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Dan and Gloria Wall
14 June 2020
Our sincere condolences. Thank you for sharing your celebration of Doris' life with us. The love of family was very evident in the presentations. It was also obvious how much beauty she brought into the world with her gardens and her wonderful family. We were so privileged to have known Doris.
Jackie and Edna Walters and Dunn
13 June 2020
Thinking of you all and wishing you comfort and peace.
We loved your mom/granny/great granny and will remember her fondly. The service you prepared was a beautiful tribute to her.
Enjoy the flowers, Doris and thanks for the memories.
Al & Joyce Pollock
31 May 2020
Doris was truly a Grand Lady of RDLUC and our hearts and prayers go out to your entire family at this hour of grief - and, celebration of a long life, very well lived!
We know that she is with her Father and that Jesus is walking with all of you today as you both weep at your loss, and laugh as memories are shared.
Keith and Joyce Conley
30 May 2020
So saddened to hear of the passing of Doris.
To the Family of Doris, our heartfelt Condolences. May God hold all of you in the palm of His hands during this trying time.
Doris will be sorely missed by her family, and also her family at Red Deer Lake United church.
We were so pleased to have known Doris. She was a wonderful and amazing lady. Doris was always accepting of others and her chats would be informative of her family history. A joy to connect with after the Church service and various functions at Red Deer Lake United Church. She was loved by all who knew her.
Rest in Peace Doris.
Earl and Jane Mrtin
30 May 2020
Our thoughts are with you all as your Mom/Granny/Great Granny continues on her journey. She was truly blessed to have the love of such a caring family. Cherish the memories.
Earl and Jane Martin
29 May 2020
So sorry to hear of Doris's passing. She was a great lady. I will miss her at our Triple F pot luck lunches and our games that she so often won. Will miss you Doris.
Karen and Marty Antonini
28 May 2020
Our Deepest Sympathy to the Family. She was a wonderful wonderful person and was always so kind to everyone. She had a way of making you feel welcome and special. So sorry for your loss and we know that your memories of her will keep her in your hearts forever.
Katie & Bob Mutlow
28 May 2020
To Marj & John Den Hoed & Family, What a beautiful tribute to a special lady--"Precious memories, how they linger, how they soothe the soul". Wishing you much PEACE, JOY and BLESSINGS as you journey onward. With our Love & Caring, Katie & Bob Mutlow
Fran & Andy Porter
28 May 2020
Our sincere condolences to Marj (daughter) and John, to Doug (grandson) and Michelle, and to all Doris' grandchildren and great grandchildren on the loss of one fine lady. Doris was a beautiful spirit who loved life and made everyone around her smile. In our last conversation with her, she 'bragged' that she could still beat the family at various board games! She maintained her dignity to the end, taking holy communion before she passed, and asking God to take her home. Doris has truly made a difference to all who knew her, and she will be much missed.
27 May 2020
For many years we have marvelled at the great inner strength and spirit of this grand lady
Our condolences to the family especially you Marg
27 May 2020
Thinking of all the family of Doris Moore. Such a remarkable lady. She will be missed.