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Stewart, Doreen Lorraine (nee Wakely)

March 19, 1928 — October 4, 2012

It is with very heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Doreen Lorraine Stewart (nee: Wakely) on October 4, 2012. Doreen is survived by her devoted and loving husband of 62 years James Stewart (Kelowna), her son Brian (Joanne) Stewart (Kelowna), her daughter Susan (Michael) Reid (Boston, MA),  her son-in-law Bob Philip, her adored grandchildren, Melissa (Neil) Gelowitz, Briana (Bill Chunick) Stewart, Justin (Jenny McConnell) Stewart, Sara Gray, Connor Reid and Katie Reid and her precious great grandchildren Carsen Gelowitz and Ryland Gelowitz. Doreen was sadly predeceased by her beloved children Dr. Richard Charles Stewart in 1986 and Gayle Lorraine Stewart in 2009. Doreen is also survived by her brother Victor (Teresa) Wakely (Campbellville, ON) and her sister Gayle Collett (Victoria, BC). Doreen also leaves behind many cherished and loved nieces, nephews and friends. Our dear Doreen was an amazing wife and mother and we will miss her fantastic personality profoundly. We wish to express our sincere appreciation to the caring and kind staff of Kelowna Hospice House. A celebration of her life will take place in Kelowna on Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 at 1:00 PM, at the Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, B.C. with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Arthritis Association Interior Regional Office, 150A-1855 Kirschner Road, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 4N7.

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Springfield Funeral Home

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Canadian Arthritis Association Interior Regional Office, 150A-1855 Kirschner Road, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 4N7


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The service for Stewart, Doreen Lorraine (nee Wakely) is scheduled for Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 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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  • Leslie King says:

    My heart is so sad with the passing of Mrs. Stewart!! She always made me smile and laugh while sitting in my waiting room at Dr. McLeod’s office. My thoughts are with you all at this sad time. She was one of a kind and I will miss her very much.

  • Anne Jackson (Ellis) says:

    Dear Jim, Brian, Susu I am so saddened to hear of the Passing of Doreen – wife and mother. She was an amazing women and full of the vigours of life. I will never forget her and the life she led as an enthusiastic ballet mom… a second mom to me.Doreens needlepoint creativity was inspirational.A women with a great sense of humour and decorum.

  • Brenda Aynsley says:

    Dear Jim, Brian, SuSu and families, Bob and Sara. We are thinking of all of you and hope that the many many humorous and loving stories of Dodes are being shared with each other. I’ll never forget the time I stayed for a week on Bluebird Road and Carole King played Sweet Seasons in the background all week it long – and it certainly was. I loved Dodes’ view of the world, her incredible sense of hmuour and her lovely laugh. I think she wrote the book on being a fun mom. Her home was welcoming and colourful, her heart was loving and her spirit so strong. Love to all of you. Brenda and Bob

  • Chris and Pat Finch says:

    To the Stewart family we extend our deepest sympathy for your loss. Doreen and your family have always been a part of our lives and we have so many old memories of our times together as we grew up. She will be truly missed.

    Sincerely,Chris and Pat Finch and family

  • Bonnie Cox says:

    So sorry to learn today that Doreen passed away, I have many wonderful,laughable memories of Jim and Doreen at our times in Gyro and afterwards in Kelowna before I moved to Vancouver. It always was so nice to return to Kelowna and see their smiling faces and hear their laughter. She will be deeply missed and my sympathy goes to her loving family.
    Bonnie(Meikle)Cox and family

  • Kirsten Vinge says:

    Dear Jim, Susu, Brian and your incredible extended family, I remember your Mom with such fondness, her laughter, her wry sense of humour, her attempts to teach wayward girls how to be women of grace. I treasure the times I had in your home , my memories of Doreen in your house up on Gulley.Thinking of you all. Love Kirsten Vinge

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