M. Doreen WINCOTT (nee Wallace)

M. Doreen Wincott (nee Wallace) 1918 – 2003 passed away peacefully in Kamloops on March 1, 2003 with her family at her side.

Left with loving memories are daughters, Bessie (Edward) Ovington, and Kathleen (Tom) Lucas; son Alwyn (Diane) Wincott; son-in-law Mike Lambe; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister Adelaide; and brother Fred (Peggy).

She was predeceased by husband Alwyn in 1993; daughter Jane in 2002; brothers, Wilfred, Jim, and George; and sisters, Bertha, Eleanor, and Lillian.

Doreen moved to B.C. in 1939. She taught school in Saskatchewan and British Columbia for 26 years – 17 years at Ryder Lake Elementary School.

We will remember her as a mother, for instilling strong family values. As a loving grandmother, her grandchildren will remember her special cinnamon buns and bread.

Doreen will be remembered for her innovative teaching methods and her published work in the book Chalk in Hand.

While Doreen taught school and raised her family, she also played a major role in the family chicken farm in Ryder Lake.

Upon retirement in 1975, she and husband Al, travelled extensively around the world.

She moved to Kamloops in 1993 and spent many funfilled weekends at the family cottages at Shuswap Lake.

The family would like to thank the dedicated staff at Overlander Extended Care for their loving care.

Doreen’s memorial service and the Celebration of her Life will be on Saturday, Mar. 8, 2003 at 1 p.m. at the Ryder Lake Community Hall.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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