South Calgary Funeral Centre and Crematorium

12700 Macleod Trail South, Calgary, AB


Doreen Lois Armstrong

July 6, 1928July 27, 2020

Doreen Lois Armstrong (nee Hollands)… The world has suffered the loss of a truly great lady. Friends and family will fondly remember Doreen for her kindness, caring and adventurous spirit.

Doreen grew up in the Highlands area of Edmonton and was always known to her friends as “Dutch”. After high school she took medical training as a lab and x-ray technician. In the early 50’s she became a Stewardess and flew with Western Airlines. Her love of travel blossomed from there.

Her travels and friendships took her to all over the world. She made friends young and old and those friendships took her to visit them in places such as; Australia, China, Columbia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Europe, Peru, South Africa, UK, United Arab Emirates, as well as Canada and the US. Most summers were spent at Ma-Me-O beach.

In the 60’s she raised her family in Sherwood Park, AB. In the mid-70’s she briefly lived in the Canary Islands. Since the 80’s Calgary has been her home. She embraced the mountains and was very active XC skiing, downhill skiing, (until she was 82) plus she was an avid hiker.

Doreen was an excellent cook, enjoyed entertaining and did it with class. She had a creative flair and always dressed in-style. She loved to play bridge. Her door was always open to any visitors and her home was considered grand central station.

She left a great legacy of strength, love and authenticity. She brought sunshine where ever she went and radiated a love for life.

She leaves behind her sister Marlene along with her children Patty, Jim, Jacqueline and Blaine (Debbie) and grandchildren, Matthew, Megan, Kayla, Wyatt and Lauren.

Doreen left a deep and lasting impression on our hearts. The more love she gave, the more love she got. She will be sorely missed by all those lives she touched.

A special thanks to her Guardian Angel.

Her life will be celebrated at a later date when her family from the US can come together.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Doreen Lois Armstrong

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Dannet Thomsen

August 3, 2020

Patty, Jimmy, Jackie & Blaine.... Ken’s & my thoughts and prayers are with you, your families and Marlene. I pray that the love of your family and friends & the happy memories of Doreen will give you strength in the days ahead.

Yvonne Christiansen

August 3, 2020

Doreen was our neighbour at Mameo Beach and became a dear friend of the family. She had so much wonderful energy, she brightened up everywhere she went. All the Christiansen family wishes to express our condolences to her family. She will be missed by so many.


Daileen Hoffman

August 2, 2020

I’m so very sorry for your loss my condolences to everyone
Sending love and hugs to everyone

Janet Watson

July 31, 2020

Dear Patty, Jackie, Jim and Blaine,
So sorry to hear of Doreens passing! She was so vibrant and kind. I loved the way she dressed - as a kid I thought she looked like a movie star and so stylish! I remember her bringing a whole pipe band home! Just the other day I was looking through recipe cards and found two in her hand writing. The day after our mom died when I was at my parents house Doreen came over and got me to come and help make pickles. She kept me so busy.l Several times I have looked back and thought of her and her loving gesture. I am so happy she had a lovely life! Much love and hugs to you all and your families! ❤️ Jan Grahn