We Remember

Kraushar, Dorothy “Aileen” (nee Lamont)

January 1, 1970 — January 1, 1970

After a courageous battle, Aileen, at the grand age of 93 years, passed away on November 21, 2011 in Kelowna, BC, with her daughters at her side.  For 64 years, Aileen was the devoted wife of George, whom she missed dearly after his passing in 2006.  She was a kind and loving mother who will be forever missed by her three daughters, Elaine (Murray) Nedohin of Selkirk, MB, Carol (Van) Roy of Winnipeg, MB, and Judie (Allan) Larter of Kelowna.  She adored her two beloved grandchildren, Justin (“my big tall boy”), and Alanna (who shared her love of fashion).  She was predeceased by her two brothers, Archie and Howard.  She will be lovingly remembered by her many nieces and nephews.  Aileen, who was known to her friends as “Mouse” for her small frame, had a contrasting dynamic intelligence and determination.

Aileen met the love of her life, George, when she was a young rural school teacher.  They married and established a grain farm in the Dugald area and became very involved in their community.  She was active in the Springfield Agricultural Society, The Dugald Women’s Institute and The Dugald Fashion Review (which later became the Canadian Costume Museum), where she served in various executive positions and modelled the historical costumes in the Fashion Review.  She took great pride in the development and editing of “The History of Springfield” which received the Tweedsmuir Competition Award for History.  In her later years, she continued to serve her community at Mountainview Village (Life Lease) as member-at-large.  She was a great organizer, eager volunteer, as well as an avid gardener (winning many Home Grounds competitions), seamstress and crafter.  She enjoyed making costumes for George and herself for the many social functions they attended.

The family would like to extend our thanks to the warm and caring staff of The Central Okanagan Hospice House and to Dr. Willie Mackle for his compassionate care.  A private family service is being planned.  Mom, forever you will live in our hearts!  Your guidance, steadfast love and “mighty mouse” spirit will dearly be missed.

Private Family Service

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