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Valleyview Funeral Home

165 Valleyview Road, Kelowna, BC

OBITUARY

Doreen Phyllis Chase

April 21, 1946September 17, 2019
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CHASE, Doreen Phyllis (Titanich) born April 21, 1946 passed away peacefully in her sleep on September 17, 2019 at the age of 73. Predeceased by her first husband Vernon Clarence Titanich and by her second husband Anthony Edward Chase. Survived by her sons Dean (Trina) Titanich, Neal Titanich, Cory (Amy) Titanich, Daryl (Pam)Titanich and stepsons Tom (Christine) Chase, and Christopher Chase, grandchildren Anthony Foster, Teegan Titanich, Kiera Bleackley,Kaelyn Titanich, Keaton Titanich, Matthew Chase, Jacob Chase, Alexia Chase, Shyla Chase, Damon Chase, Dillon Chase, Destiny Chase, great, grandchildren Cherree Flood, Athena Flood. Doreen loved camping, fishing hunting and drives in the bush as well as visiting with her family and friends. Funeral Service to be held at 10:00 am Wednesday September 25th at Valleyview Funeral Home, 165 Valleyview Road. Interment to follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.valleyviewfuneralhome.com for the family.

  • FAMILY

  • Dean Titanich, Son
  • Trina Titanich, Daughter-in-law
  • Neal Titanich, Son
  • Cory Titanich, Son
  • Amy Titanich, Daughter-in-law
  • Daryl Titanich, Son
  • Pam Titanich, Daughter-in-law
  • Tom Chase, Step Son
  • Christine Chase, Step Daughter-in-law
  • Christopher Chase, Step Son
  • Grandchildren: Anthony Foster, Teegan Titanich, Kiera Bleackley,Kaelyn Titanich, Keaton Titanich, Matthew Chase, Jacob Chase, Alexia Chase, Shyla Chase, Damon Chase, Dillon Chase, Destiny Chase.
    Great grandchildren: Cherree Flood, Athena Flood

Services

  • Funeral Service Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Memories

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Rhonda R

September 22, 2019

To Dory's family;
I've enjoyed my visits with your Mom. Always pleasant, a smile to remember and an incredible chiffon cake maker! I am sorry for your loss. Dory's eyes were always filled with kindness. I know I will miss her every time I go to the farm. Dean and Trina; the past few years have been quite a journey for you. It takes a special family to endure all you've been through, and Dory's passing has left a huge hole in many hearts. My thoughts are with you and your family. What a wonderful photograph of Dory!

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Biography

In the song of life, Doreen Phyllis Chase was surely the composer. A very observant woman who would rather spend her time creating than talking, In fact, she depended on her sensory world to provide her with concrete data. A free spirit, Doreen believed that actions definitely spoke for themselves. She seemed to know what fit and what didn’t fit in everything she did. Doreen perceived that all of life’s possibilities were open to her, yet she lived with a definite sense of purpose. She was a woman who was always ready to share her creations with those around her.

      Doreen was born on April 21, 1946 at Wetaskiwin, Alberta in Wetaskwin, Alberta. Her parents were Emil and Lydia Vogel. Doreen was raised in Hainey, Alberta and Kelowna, B. C. As a young child, Doreen was optimistic in her outlook. She sought out the possibilities in a given situation and looked for ways to apply her creative energies. Doreen rarely calling attention to herself,

      Early on in her family relationships, Doreen showed that she was a tolerant and flexible person, and she got along fairly well with everyone. She had Brothers Don and Raymond, Sisters Georgina, Eileen, Grace and Bernice. She was a calm and playful child who was adaptable to any situation.

      As she was growing up, Doreen developed into a person who enjoyed physically doing things, and she took pleasure in using her hands in order to create. Whether it was drawing pictures, working with building kits, or even just tapping out a rhythm to play by, Doreen liked concrete things. Growing up, Doreen took part in basketball in high school. However, to Doreen, the most fun she had was simply playing, and spending time with friends.

      Early on in her school years, Doreen showed an interest in learning, especially when it came to subjects in the arts. At times, school learning did not provide Doreen with sufficient challenges, but being an avid reader, she could often be “lost in a book” well above her grade level. Her passion for fine arts was so keen that fellow students and even her teachers recognized it. She graduated from Rutland Senior Secondary in 1964. She enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers. Her favorite class in high school was typing.

      Those who didn’t know Doreen well might not view her as being an outgoing person, those who called her their friend knew differently. Doreen was shy and sensitive, a person who never forced her opinions and values on others. Close friends knew that her kindness was unmatched, and once you became a friend of Doreen’s, you understood how true a friend she could be. While growing up, some of her best friends were Diane Gieshiemer. Later in life, she became friends with Diane Gieshiemer.

      A person who was sensitive to others’ feelings, modest and tolerant, Doreen had the ability to become completely devoted to another when that affection was returned. On April 1965 , Doreen exchanged wedding vows with her life partner Vernon Clarence Titanich at the Christ Lutheran Church, Kelowna, B. C and in 1999 with Anothony Edward Chase at the Kinsman Hut, Mackenzie, B. C.

      Doreen was exceptionally sympathetic and compassionate when it came to her children. These emotional bonds made her as much playmate as parent. She gave her family unconditional love and kindness, sharing her artistic nature by turning everyday events into creative play. Doreen was blessed with four sons , Dean, Neal, Cory and Daryl and two stepsons, Tom and Chris. They were also blessed with five grandchildren Anthony, Teegan, Kiera, Kaelyn and Keaton and seven stepgrandchildren, Matthew, Jacob, Alexia, Shyla, Damon, Dillon, Destiny.

      Doreen found ways to enjoy what she did for a living. She worked hard and did her best to succeed every day. Her primary occupation was typist. She was employed by Kelowna Capital News. Doreen tended to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done without imposing her will on others.

      Doreen enjoyed her leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. Her favorite pursuit was camping. Doreen was content to enjoy her hobbies alone but was also willing to share her interests with others. She was relaxed in her approach to her leisure time because she wanted to savor the present moment.

      Doreen liked sports. In high school, Doreen played basketball. Doreen was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed following her favorite events whenever she got the opportunity.

      Though she never set out to gain individual recognition, Doreen was given accolades for her many and varied accomplishments throughout her life. She often undervalued her achievements and abilities and simply viewed her performance as fulfilling her responsibilities. Some of her most prestigious awards included Underwood Award of Merit - Typist of the Year, 1964 and Royal Typwriting Award for Speed and Accuracy, 1963.

      Because she loved the world around her, Doreen enjoyed traveling and going away on vacations. It was an opportunity for her to kick back and relax, to visit new places and experience new things. Doreen put her personal trademark on any leisure planning that she undertook. Favorite vacations included a hunting trip to Bucking Horse Lake and a month spent travelling through Europe.

      Doreen was a lover of animals and cherished her pets. Her family was rounded out by her numerous dogs, Candy, Chi-Chi and Princess.

      When Doreen’s retirement finally arrived in 1998, she was well prepared. Her new life involved relocating to Mackenzie, B. C. In retirement, she found new pleasure in camping, fishing and hunting. Even in retirement, Doreen continued to stay in touch with her old friends while making plenty of new acquaintances. In these later chapters of her life, she became active in the community, feeling fulfilled with the opportunities retirement offered her and simply enjoying what she had worked so hard to attain.

      Doreen passed away on September 17, 2019 at Central Okanagan Hospice House, Kelowna, B. C. Doreen fought a brave battle against cancer. She is survived by her sons Dean, Neal, Cory and Daryl; her stepsons Tom and Chris. Services were held at Valleyview Funeral Home. Doreen was laid to rest in Lakeview Cemetary in Kelowna, B. C.

      Doreen was a good woman, a kind woman, and a practical woman who will for all time be remembered by her family and friends as being warm and deeply caring. She leaves behind her a treasury of life-long friendships and wonderful memories. Doreen always had much to give and was able to make those connections in her life where her gifts were appreciated. Doreen was a faithful, practical and loving person. Everyone whose life she touched will always remember Doreen Phyllis Chase.