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MILLER, Doreen Elizabeth

May 13, 1940 — April 29, 2018

Doreen Elizabeth Miller went to join her father and mother and all those who went before her on April 29, 2018 at the age of 77. She is survived by her loving husband James; daughter Michele (Daniel); grand dogs: Baxter, Zoe, Pepper; sisters Nancy, Esther (Norman); brother Ken (Pat). Predeceased by her father John; mother Dora; brother Arnold (Evelyn).

Born in Edmonton in 1940, moving to Kelowna in 2002, she lived a full and happy life with her husband Jim of 58 years, daughter Michele; many sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews and more friends who were like family.

She always put everyone else first; cooking, baking and serving everyone her special treats. She wanted to be remembered as ‘The Cabin Girl’ for those who knew her love of Wabamun and Mercoal.

Everyone whose lives she touched, knows her kind and caring ways and sweet sense of humour. She worried more about those she was leaving behind than her own suffering. This extended to her family, friends and medical staff who cared for her. Thank you, Julia, the doctors and staff at the renal clinic, and Dr. Thomasse for her years of care.

We thank those who cared for her in her last days at KGH, especially the staff of the 2 west who showed professionalism, honour and compassion in making her last days comfortable and meaningful.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Kidney Foundation of Canada www.kidney.ca or the Charity of Choice.

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  • Phil & Adena Storgeoff says:

    Dear Jim, Michele & Family – We are truly saddened by your loss. Doreen was a wonderful lady and we know she gave freely to all the folks she knew We hope that the memories of the wonderful times you had together, in sickness and in health will help to comfort you in your grief. Phil & Adena Storgeoff

  • Nigel Forge says:

    I briefly knew Doreen at AT Plastics and would like to send my condolences to the family.

  • Doug & Ivy Walton says:

    Dear James & Family. God has taken a very “Special Person”. We were all blessed to know Doreen and work with her. May she Rest In Peace. Hugs Doug & Ivy Walton Victoria, B.C.

  • Steve and Cecile Tate says:

    Sorry for your loss, she was a great lady, always happy and smiling.

  • Anne and Cam Graham says:

    Our deepest condolences on the loss of a lovely woman. She is such a part of our Mercoal memories. Her joy, hospitality and calm presence are always going to shine in our recollections of those fun days in the Coalbranch. Wishing you peace and comfort as you grieve.

  • Joan Crawford says:

    I will always cherish the many good times with Doreen at Mercoal gatherings. I will miss her at Grey Cup parties cheering on the Edmonton Eskimos. I will miss her sense of humour. Sending Condolences to. Jim, Michele, Family and Friends. REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND. 🌺

  • Debbie Heuer says:

    I feel blessed to have had Auntie Doreen as an integral part of my life. My fondest memories as a child always included Auntie Doreen. She always came up with the coolest arts and crafts projects for us to do and didn’t seem to mind playing the music to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang over and over again so we could sing and dance around that lovely teak coffee table of hers. She was there as I moved into adolescence and on into adulthood, offering her sage advice and always leaving me with something new to ponder. She was a great aunt to me and a great, great aunt to Chloe and Arden. Uncle Jim and Michele – know that you are always in my thoughts and my broken heart is reaching to you across the miles. RIP Auntie Dream.

  • Craig Thibodeau says:

    Very sorry for the loss of a great person and someone who always made us feel comfortable and welcome on our not frequent enough visits. I’m sure she is at peace and watching over us now from a better place.

  • Tom, Lorraine and Heather Duncan says:

    Our deepest Sympathy goes out to Jim and family. Doreen is already being dearly missed by neighbours in the community , and at the Crafters Group. We will hold onto the many wonderful memories that Doreen has given us over the years.

  • Rick Hess says:

    My wife, Debbie, and I are saddened to hear of Doreen’s passing. i visited her 2 summers ago and at that time she was having difficulties with her medical restrictions but was still positive and we had a good visit. I worked with her at the CIL Edmonton Plastics plant (later to become AT Plastics) for many years. Doreen always had a caring attitude and great sense of humor. My family even visited her and Jim at the cabin at Mercoal. Our sincere condolences to Jim and Michel and family, she will surely be missed.

  • Tracey West says:

    Uncle Jim and Michele. My thoughts have been with you. Auntie Doreen was a special person in our lives. I have many memories of her, one being with the camera around her neck for family events. I was glad she shared our family history as well. I will miss her.

  • Chloe says:

    Uncle Jim and Michele. I am very sorry to hear of Auntie Doreen’s passing. I will always have fond memories of her at the cabin, the summers that we spent at your place in St. Albert and all the holidays spent together as well. She was a wonderful person who will be greatly missed.

  • Curtis Scott says:

    Jim and Family,
    My sincere condolences to you during this time. May you all find comfort during this time in the memories you have shared with Doreen. ~ much love.

  • Arden Repchuk says:

    Dear Jim, Michelle, friends and family. Great aunt Doreen gave me many fond memories. From mercoal trips, to weekends spent in st.albert. She will be greatly missed and I’m glad I have such great memories. Rip aunt Doreen

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