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.See more See Less
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