June 30, 1932- September 12, 2015
Loving wife, Mom, Grandma and Great Grandma, was gently cared for by her family and the exemplary staff at Glacier View Lodge when she peacefully passed away. Born in Arelee, Saskatchewan.
Mom was predeceased by her parents, Walter and Peggy Barber, grandson Jeremy Blake, and her first husband Dennis Blake.
Doreen is survived by her devoted husband Bill McArthur, daughters: Deborah and Laura Blake; son David Blake; sisters: Joan Carlson and Donalda Hollen; brothers Doug and Ken Barber; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren all who hold Doreen deeply and dearly in their hearts. Doreen’s prolific career in professional dog grooming was well respected by her clients with countless dogs looking forward to her diligent care.
Mom was a committed and active community member, developing strong friendships, through volunteering for the Heart and Stroke and Cancer Societies as well as through her involvement in recreational activities, golfing, curling, swimming, Bridge, Gospel Singing and spiritual Devotion in the Valley she loved.
Mom taught her children and grandchildren strong family values through many traditional celebrations and her passion for life, love, laughter, fun and genuine hospitality which is being passed on through our generations.
Mom, your big heart, playfulness, and abundant love for your family, friends and community will always bring joy to our lives with our daily remembrances of the very special person you were.
You are, and always will be, loved.
The family will privately celebrate Doreen’s rich life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make your donation to a charity of your choice.