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Doris Bernice Walker
30 janvier 1936 – 21 février 2021
WALKER: Doris. It is with sadness that I announce the passing of our mother Doris Bernice Walker of Kelowna BC on Sunday Morning the 21st of February. She passed away peacefully in her sleep at the Spring Valley Care Center where she has resided for many years. She was born on January 30th, 1936 to parents Bernard and Ida Hoppe in Yorkton Saskatchewan.
She is predeceased by sisters Eva Bennet and Marlene Sivertson. She is survived by sister Linda Zordell, son Alan (Janice) Walker and daughter Denise (Kathy) Walker. She has one Grandson Khristopher (Katie) Walker and 2 Great Grandchildren Jordan and Robyn, nieces Heather and Joanne, and nephew Neil. She attended college after graduation from high school and received her degree in teaching. She met and fell in love with her Husband Robert in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan.
She gave up teaching to be a stay at home mother to her 2 children Alan and Denise. She lived in several communities in Saskatchewan and Manitoba before moving to Kelowna in 1968. Her home in Lakeview Heights (now West Kelowna) had a large garden and a yard full of fruit trees that she loved. Being of German heritage, many wonderful desserts came from the garden’s berries and the fruit from the trees. The family was introduced to skiing at the local ski hills in Kelowna which she enjoyed. She was also an avid bridge player, with many Friday evenings spent hosting bridge nights with friends around the kitchen table. She was also an avid reader and enjoyed quiet evenings with a good book or crossword puzzles and word searches.
Religion was a very important part of her life and before her admittance to the care home was a regular at the Catholic Church. While living at the care home she attended Mass that was a function every Sunday. She treasured her 45 year friendship with neighbor’s Stella and Gary Sorenson whose regular visits at each other’s homes and afterward in the care home was always loved. She spent the last 25 years of her life in a care home due to declining mental health issues related to head injuries sustained in a childhood car accident and subsequent epilepsy resulting from the injuries.
We (Alan and Denise) would like to thank the Spring Valley Care center for the years of care they gave our mother for such a long period of time. While we wish her golden years would have been different, she was where she needed to be. She is now at peace in heaven where she is now watching over us.
Goodbye Mom, thank you for our lives. Rest easy now knowing your job is done well and you will never be forgotten.
Condolences may be sent to the Walker family by visiting www.firstmemorialfuneralkelowna.com
Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna, BC 250-762-2299
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Doris Bernice Walker
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