It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother and grandmother. Doreen passed away peacefully on Friday August 31, 2012, the night of the blue moon. Doreen was born on April 15, 1941 in Edmonton, Alberta and was the only child of the late Robert and Mary Duncan. She spent her childhood in Winnipeg and studied at St. Boniface Nursing College graduating in 1961. A nurse for almost 40 years she worked at the St. Boniface Hospital, Vancouver General Hospital and the Dawson Creek District Hospital where she specialized in operative care and recovery. She was a long term member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and a charter member of the Courtenay Probus Club.
Doreen will be lovingly remembered and missed by her husband of 43 years Douglas, her sons Bryan and Kevin, daughter-in law Janine and by her three grandsons Jacob, Benjamin and Daniel.
To the doctors, nurses and support staff of St. Joseph’s Hospital your exceptional level of professionalism, empathy and concern were truly appreciated.
A celebration of Doreen’s life will be held at the Payne residence for close family and friends. The Payne family wishes to express our sincere thanks for all the kind thoughts and prayers.