Doreen was born in Edmonton, AB and raised in the country close to the small hamlet of Gunn, AB. She was the seventh in the family of nine (6 boys and 3 girls). She has five children and 2 grandchildren. At the age of 48 she had a great desire to become a funeral director and obtained her funeral directors license at the age of 50. She worked for 10 years at a small funeral home in rural Alberta before moving to Edmonton in 2017 to work at the busy location of Evergreen Funeral Home. She moved to Lake Country, BC in October of 2019 to start a new chapter in her life and be close to her 2 granddaughters. Doreen loves challenges, people, music, especially singing and loves the mountains and the fresh BC air.