OBITUARY

Doreen Frances Beer

February 26, 1933May 5, 2022
Obituary of Doreen Frances Beer
Doreen Frances Beer (nee Angel) passed away peacefully surrounded by family members at the age of 89 years. She is survived by her children Sandy (Joel) Madden of Kamloops, BC; Glenn (Jackie) Beer of Thunder Bay, Ont; Marv (Trena) Beer of Salmon Arm, BC and Kim (Fraser) Cameron of Coquitlam, BC; grandchildren Robin, Kyle, Laura, Jason, Cory, Derek, Travis, Riley and Connor and great grandchildren, Whitney, Chelsea, and Emily. Doreen is also survived by her younger sister Freda of Modesto, CA; her sister-in-law Bernice and niece, Colleen of Winnipeg, Man, as well as many relatives throughout Canada, the US, and England. She is predeceased by her son Barry, her parents Johann and Daisy Angel, and her siblings Johnny and Catherine. Born in Winnipeg, Doreen grew up by her father’s side and worked along side him in his family owned service station and garage on St. Anne’s Rd. In school, she loved math, and once she finished high school, she took a comptometer course (accounting) and worked for a number of oil and grain companies based out of Winnipeg. She married at 24, had 5 children over the next 15 years, and lived in Winnipeg and Montreal. In 1988, she moved to Blind Bay, BC. She moved to Kamloops in 1994, where she started over and built a wonderful new life for the next 28 years. She immediately took a very active roll in her church, Hills of Peace Lutheran, participating in many aspects of the church including creation of the Mitten Tree over 20 years ago, which collected hats, mitts, and scarves for children in need. She was also very involved with gardening groups including the Kamloops Garden Club, and Friends of the Garden. To occupy her time further, she volunteered with her strata. Doreen always kept herself busy, and did so with a bright smile and a generous heart. Doreen loved to travel! She travelled to Australia, New Zealand and England, where she met many members of her mother’s family. She has also travelled all across Canada, and to many destinations in the US. Very late in life, Doreen joined a new “family”. It was the family at Chartwell Ridgepointe retirement home in Kamloops. She quickly immersed herself with the residents and in the activities there. She loved her time there, and was loved for being part of that community. Thank you to the staff and residents for welcoming mom into your home. Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 11 at 2pm at Hills of Peace Lutheran Church in Kamloops. For information about live streaming, please contact firstbeers@hotmail.com. Doreen’s family would like to extend deepest thanks and gratitude to the many nurses, support staff, and doctors at the Royal Inland Hospital, as well as to her family doctor, Dr. Luciu. Words cannot express how much your kindness and dedication to your work is most appreciated! In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Doreen’s name to Hills of Peace Lutheran Church. "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." 2 Timothy 4:7

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