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DEVESON, Doreen Isabel (nee White)

Doreen  passed away on Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 in Kelowna, BC.

Doreen was born on April 20th, 1929 in Neepawa, Manitoba where she spent her childhood and most of her adult years. She married George Ewart Deveson in 1954 and together they had 3 children. She will be forever missed and loved by her children Donald, Candace, and George (Shona), and grandchildren Nicole, Blaine, Sheldon, and Tristen. She is sadly pre-deceased by her grandson Michael in 2011 and siblings Jean, Lillian, John and Bill.

Doreen worked in the Land Titles office and then as a telephone operator in Neepawa (the hardest part of which she said was keeping everyone’s secrets). After the telephone office closed she worked as a bookkeeper at the Neepawa Lumber yard. She was a dedicated member of the Legion Ladies Auxiliary serving as President for many years. Curling was also a big part of her life, both as the skip of her own rink travelling to Manitoba bonspiels, and then as an avid fan watching it whenever she could. Doreen was known for her fun, friendly, outgoing nature and her wonderful sense of humor. In keeping with her easy going nature, most everyone (including her children’s sometimes rowdy friends, knew they would be happily welcomed in her home.

Being the adventurous spirit that she was, Doreen moved to Fort St John, BC in 1981 where she managed a motel until she retired in 1998 at the age of 69 and moved to Kelowna.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

A special thank you to Dr. Michael Bobyn and to the wonderful staff at Sun Pointe Village for their care and compassion and their appreciation for mom’s “unfiltered” sense of humor.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Diabetes Association.

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  • Brenda says:

    Well had this picture of our last visit!! Hugs to Don, Candace and George and all the grandchildren as well!!!

  • Evan Devine says:

    Our thoughts are with George, Don and Candice and their families. Doreen loved them dearly and through here stories we knew she was very proud of them, and especially her five grandchildren. During Doreen’s visits to our home in Ontario or our visits to her place in Kelowna, She always a joy to be around with her quick wit and humour. She is missed but not forgotten.

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