Doreen G. McKay (nee Dougan)

Born May 27, 1918 Cobble Hill, BC, deceased May 7th, 2014 Cumberland BC. Predeceased by her husband Bill in 1991 and her son Moray in 1990. She is also predeceased by her brothers; Ray, Charlie, Garth, Norm and Jim. Doreen is survived by her grandson Muskie, granddaughter Sam, daughter-in-law Linda, brother Dave (Lol), sister Roma, sisters-in-law Mary and Daphne and by many nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

Doreen lived her entire life on Vancouver Island. She was born to the pioneering Dougan family of the Cowichan Valley. She helped raise her younger siblings and cooked in her father’s logging camp in Anderson Bay on Texada Island where she met her husband Bill. They were married in 1943 and her son was born in the Pender Harbour hospital in 1946, delivered by an Army doctor and several men holding Kerosene lanterns. During her married life she lived in many remote coastal logging camps, which is well documented by home movies and many photos.

Doreen was very adventurous and travelled to many places including flying to Scotland in 1948 in a Northstar and later to Egypt, Greece, Hawaii, Mexico, Korea, Italy, England, Cuba and cruising the Panama, the Mediterranean and the Nile. Bill and Doreen travelled extensively in their motorhome, hunting, trap shooting, gambling and entertaining.

Doreen was an avid reader, who read anything and everything, continuing to keep up on world events by reading her daily TC, despite poor vision in recent years. She golfed well into her eighties, achieving a hole-in-one in 1987 and golfing as a competitor in the BC senior games. Doreen loved to cook and was always ready to try out a new recipe while entertaining family and friends.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Potter Cogan, the staff at Cumberland Lodge and CV Senior’s Village, her hairdresser Shirley and her “Pusher” Karen. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Campbell Rivers Shrine Club: 639 Yorkshire Drive, Campbell River V9W 7S6 or BC Children’s Hospital: 4480 Oak Street, Vancouver, V6H 3V4

There will be an informal celebration of life Sunday May 18th at 2:00pm at the family home in Deep Bay.


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