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Bain Doreen Elsie

BAIN, Doreen Elsie

November 29, 1934 — May 2, 2017

Doreen (Dor) passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017.  She was so many things: a wonderful mother to Rick (Shelagh), Shelley (Grant) and Bobbi-Ann (Al); a caring grandmother to her six grandkids: Jeremy (Teresa), Graham (Carley), Maggie (Ken), Kyle (Katie), Owen and Justin; a happy great grandmother to Olivia, Sam, Margaux and Del.  She is also survived by her sister Violet Kilpatrick; wonderful “Auntie Vi.”  She is remembered as an outstanding citizen of Kelowna for her many accomplishments: Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, Woman of the Year; 1987 Sarah Donalda Treadgold Award.  Her community service, included many vital roles with the Kelowna First United Church, strong leadership managing the Laurel Packing House and taught effective speaking for years with the “Lady of the Lake,” during the Kelowna Regatta.  Her uniqueness will never be matched.  A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, May 5th at 11:00 am at the First United Church, 721 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna, BC.  If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

Service: Friday, May 5th at 11:00 am

Location: First United Church

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The service for BAIN, Doreen Elsie is scheduled for Friday, May 5th at 11:00 am . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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First United Church

721 Bernard Avenue Kelowna, BC


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  • Shelley, Bobbi, Rick and families, we are so sorry to here of your mom’s passing. She was truly a remarkable woman and one we will always remember for her tireless commitment to you all, your dad and her community. We are sorry we will be unable to be in Kelowna for her service. Take comfort that she is back in Bob’s arms.

    Condolence sent by: Terri & Brad Serwa on May 3, 2017 at 5:41 am

  • So sorry to hear of Doreen’s passing. When I first arrived at First United, Doreen’s was the first friendly face to greet me and make me feel welcome. She was a warm and wonderful woman and will be missed not just for herself but for the fountain of knowledge she was about absolutely everything at First United. I personally will miss her fabulous cookies.

    Condolence sent by: Linda Munce on May 3, 2017 at 4:42 pm

  • Rick, Shelley, Bobbi Ann, and families -I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of your Mom. She was a devoted Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma, and a wonderful friend.

    Condolence sent by: Jean Heitt on May 3, 2017 at 8:07 pm

  • So sorry to hear about Doreen’s passing. I have only known her for a few years now, but even in such a short time, she left a lasting impression on me. She was a warm, kind and welcoming person and the community has suffered a major loss. My most sincere condolences.

    Condolence sent by: James Moore on May 4, 2017 at 8:01 pm

  • Graham, Carley, Margeaux…We saw the sad news in the paper this morning and are so sorry to hear! Although we aren’t able to attend the service Friday, we want to extend our sincere condolences to you and all of your families. Our thoughts are with you – fond memories of Bob and Doreen.❤️

    Condolence sent by: Herb and Nancy Brent on May 4, 2017 at 8:34 pm

  • Doreen and I met in Sunday School in December 1943. Eileen got into the mix in January 1944, and Marg showed up when her family moved next door to us at the farm in 1946. We all lived within a four mile radius and from then on it was DoreenEileenMargaret&Lucille.
    The black and white picture (#1) is EileenDoreenLucille&Marg on the back row at a Sunday School Picnic in 1950.

    Condolence sent by: springfield on May 8, 2017 at 2:32 pm

  • Two years later, (#2) another black and white who-knows-where … DoreenLucilleMarg&Eileen.

    Condolence sent by: springfield on May 8, 2017 at 2:33 pm

  • I moved to the US in 1956 but that didn’t break up the old gang, and over three decades later, 1992. (#3) there we all are visiting Doreen on Water Street.

    Condolence sent by: springfield on May 8, 2017 at 2:33 pm

  • June 2004 EileenDoreenMarg&Lucille (#4) are together in White Rock at Marg’s.

    Condolence sent by: springfield on May 8, 2017 at 2:34 pm

  • Dave and I were in B. C. in 2005 and Marg and I visited Eileen in Duncan. Since Doreen wasn’t there for The Picture, Eileen enlisted the services of a scarecrow that was part of her fall decorations. Back home, Dave worked some magic on the computer and presto-changeO, (#5) Doreen is part of the group. How cool is that.

    Condolence sent by: springfield on May 8, 2017 at 2:35 pm

  • We scheduled a trip to Kelowna in 2010 and John and Eileen timed their trip to Vernon to be in Kelowna while we were there and surprised Bob and Doreen with a visit. Gotta get The Picture. But Marg wasn’t there so John was volunteered to be her stand-in. Again Dave worked his magic on the computer, lifted Marg’s picture from the 1992 photo and exchanged Marg’s head for John’s (#6). I phoned her a few days after I’d sent it and she said she appreciated the old picture. I explained that it wasn’t on old picture and she wasn’t even there. She argued of course…strongly… until I had her examine the picture a little more closely. She hadn’t even noticed “her” flat chest and hairy arms.
    It was a good group all these years, but Eileen passed March 2016, Marg passed in April 2017 and now Doreen is not with us.
    How we loved Doreen and we will treasure the week she was here in Alamogordo last fall. We got a lot of pictures while she was here but no, I don’t believe we’ll be doing any fooling around with them… just enjoy the ones we have.
    Loving you all and pray fond memories will ease some of the sorrow in your hearts. We have fond memories, too.
    Best love, Lucille and Dave … Lee, Jill and Rylee Davis

    Condolence sent by: springfield on May 8, 2017 at 2:35 pm

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