April 16, 1915 – August 8, 2012
Doris (Dorie) was born in Loverna, SK, fouth child to pioneers Leslie and Flora Buchner. As a child she lived in Watford, ON, and later Saskatoon, SK, where she married James A Couvrette. She spent many years in Ottawa, then Stratford, before moving to Chilliwack in 1954. An excellent homemaker and avid gardener, she participated in both the Atchelitz and Promontory Womens’ Institutes. She could manage a restaurant, be a receptionist, work in intermediate care at its inception, and still find time to advocate for others. While with the Chilliwack Safety Council she negotiated RCMP boat protection (against power boat swamping) for the First Nations paddlers during the annual Cultus Lake canoe races, and successfully lobbied for lighting of dangerous intersections to reduce accidents. She volunteered for several years with the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce.
She dearly loved animals and they flourished under her care.
In her early retirement, she met and married Scotty (David) Cochrane, a most happy union that found them sharing many enjoyable trips around Europe and North America.
Doris is survived by her daughter, Lauren; step-children: Beth (Harry), Sandy (Bonnie) and Gena (David), along with their children and grandchildren.
Her legacy is one of love, strength, humour and honesty.
“Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring and integrity, they think of you.”
No service by Doris’s request. The family would like to thank the wonderful caregivers at Cascade Lodge for their exemplary care during her three-year stay.