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It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Doris Merle Nelson at the age of 80. She is survived by her loving husband Robert Hannes Nelson, her two daughters Laurelee Nelson (Don Debienne) and Cindy Rhodes (Brian), her brother Ron Patmore (Carol), nephew Wesley Patmore, and nieces Tammie (Pete and RJ) and Jacqueline Patmore. Sadly, Doris is predeceased by her son, Garth Nelson. Doris will be greatly missed by her six grandchildren, Jennifer Starling (Andrew), Melanie Brandt (Paul), Chelsea Zeman (Jesse), Ashley Kratzer (Jarrett), Cory Davy (Allyssa Grant), Thomas Welder (Kirsty and Grayson Ganzini), and two great-grandchildren Ryder and Baylee Starling. To her friends and family, Doris will be remembered as a strong, extremely intelligent, reliable, and thoughtful woman who was very proud of her family and her accomplishments; a woman of true integrity. We take comfort in knowing she is now with her son Garth whom she loved dearly.   A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 17th at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.  For those unable to attend, please join us online.  The service will be streamed live through Doris’ memorial page by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com and selecting Doris Nelson’s obituary.  Interment in Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 1T2.  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.”


Friday, January 17th at 1:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for NELSON, Doris is scheduled for Friday, January 17th at 1:00 pm . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Dave & Lynne Cousins says:

    Laurelee, Cindy and Family, our sincere condolences on the loss of your mom! Our thoughts are with you.

    • Karim amersi says:

      Dear Bob, Cindy and Laurelee, I only just came across the sad news of Doris’ passing today. I am so sorry. Doris was indeed one of those truly exceptional people I always admired. Her sincerity and her integrity and all her wonderful qualities always inspired those around her. She was my guiding light when I was at the Best Western Kings Inn. May she rest in the sheer delight and the happiness of the hereafter.

  • Gordon Davies says:

    Laurelee & Cindy
    Sincere condolences to you both and your dad on the death of your mother/wife. I have many fond memories of your mother and I teaching together at CHS. Sincerely Gordon

  • Trevor Nelson says:

    Uncle Bob and Family, our sincere condolences. Trevor and Lucy Nelson

  • Annick says:

    Dear Cindy and Laurelee,
    I’m so sorry – my thoughts are with you and your families.

  • Jim and Dee Jenkins says:

    Dear Cindy and Laurelee:
    So sorry to hear about your mom.I particularly remember what a fine teacher she was. We are not able to attend the funeral today; however our thoughts are with you.

  • `bohdan zabolotniuk says:

    I share your loss with heartfelt sympathy

  • Ron and Barbara Ann Wastrodowski says:

    Dear Cindy and Laurelee, oh my goodness how can we express our most sincere condolences on the passing of your dear Mom. There is not a day goes by that we do not look across the street and think about that sweet lady. Our best thoughts are that she is happy with Garth and looking down on all of us including Destiny. Please know that we will miss her and hope that she is in a restful and more peaceful place.

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