It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Doreen Florence Gendreau of Chilliwack, B.C. She passed away peacefully on May 20, 2006 at Fraser Canyon Hospital in Hope, B.C. with her loving children at her side.
She will be deeply missed by her family; brothers, Victor and Robin; children Denise DeSorcy (Tom), Michele Thornhill (Dwayne), Anthony, Geoffrey and their father Chuck; grandchildren Michael, Sara, Aysa and Sheldon.
Mom was born on February 18, 1939 in Birmingham, England and immigrated to Canada at the age of 13. She was married at 19 and spent the next several years raising a family and traveling throughout Canada and Europe. She returned to school at age 40 and began a career as a Licensed Practical Nurse becoming shift supervisor at a residential facility for adults with special needs. She eventually found her way to Chilliwack where she became actively involved in the Chilliwack Singles Club, Senior’s Club, RCL # 4, Fibromyalgia and Heart Support Groups, and the Mennonite Society. She will be remembered for her warm and welcoming nature and commitment to family and friends. Mom loved being involved in various groups and was known for her dedication and enthusiasm, not only as a mother and grandmother but also as a friend.
A Celebration of Doreen’s Life will be held on Friday, June 2 at 2:00pm at the home of Tom and Denise DeSorcy, 20055 Cypress Street, Hope, BC.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Hope Hospice Society.