July 8, 1935 – June 9, 2013
Doris Margaret Beaudoin passed away at The Views in St. Joseph’s Hospital on June 9, 2013.
She will be dearly missed by her husband, Andre and children: Laurier, Henriette (Patrice), Alice (Dan), Louis (Laurie), Carole (Andrew), Gilles (Karen), Diane (Marty), Gregg (Ruth) , Collette (Sean) and her 21 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
Her daughter Adrienne, predeceased her and we all take ease knowing that they are together sharing their love for one another and smiling down at us, now that they are together in a peaceful place. Her parents and many siblings also predecease her.
Doris was born in Bonnyville Alberta and moved to the Valley in 1968 with her husband and 8 children. The following year she had her ninth child and in the years following she also took care of nieces and nephews, and babysat neighborhood kids; she had a heart of gold. She took pride in her canning, baking and cleaning, but where her heart was full was with the love she had for her husband, children and grandchildren. Despite her struggles, she carried a strength within her that I doubt we will see in another human being and she continued through to her last breath. We would like to say to her we will miss your smile (teeth or no teeth), holding your trembling hand and yes, even rubbing your feet, but most of all we will miss the outpouring love you had for all of us. We promise to make you proud and continue to share your love with each other and hold on tight to what matters the most, our family.
We would like to thank the staff at the Views and Cumberland Lodge. Although Doris was only there for a short time at each facility, she truly felt the love and compassion from many members of the staff.
A funeral service will be held at Christ the King Parish in Courtenay, B.C. at 1:00pm on Monday, June 17th with a reception to follow.