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WATERS, Doreen

February 26, 1941 — November 10, 2013

It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the passing of a wonderful lady that meant so much to so many, on November 10, 2013 at the age of 72. Survived by her daughter Karen Waters-Quigley (Kevin) of Kelowna; granddaughter Danica Quigley; brother Ron Olson (Brenda) of Calgary; sister Dorothy MacKay (Keith) of Calgary; nieces Heather Merry (Jeff), Tannis Olson; nephews Bruce MacKay (Allyson), and Brian MacKay (Heather). Predeceased by her son Colin Waters and her parents Mary and Carl Olson.


Doreen was born in Kimberley, BC and graduated from McKim High School in 1959. She began her professional career as a Registered Nurse at Toronto General. She took time off work to raise her children and began a career in real estate when the family relocated to Castlegar, BC. For the past nine years she was the office manager at (her daughter’s clinic) Advanced Therapeutic Massage, in Kelowna, BC. Throughout her years, Doreen touched many lives with her amazing spirit and caring personality. A woman of great strength and determination, she was kind to a fault, fiercely independent and her mischievous dry sense of humour was sure to bring a smile to those in ear shot. Full of joy and laughter, Doreen had a warm smile and was always first in line to help those in need. Her love of travel often took her to the warm climates of Mexico and Hawaii, where she enjoyed living life to the fullest. In 2011 she was blessed with the arrival of her only grandchild, Danica, who instantly became the apple of her eye. They shared a close and unique bond that Danica will remember and cherish always. A loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Doreen will be missed by all who knew her.


Doreen was taken from us suddenly, but will remain in our hearts forever.  A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.   In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada www.llscanada.org. 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.”



Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for WATERS, Doreen is scheduled for Saturday, April 19, 2014 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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  • Joan Bousquet says:

    Karen & Family,

    So sorry to hear about your mom, will miss her coming into our office and phone calls. She was a lovely person. This comes from all of our staff at Lambert & Paul Construction Ltd.

  • Alexandria Van Grunbaum says:

    Karen, Kevin, Danica and family,
    I am shocked and saddened by the news of your mom’s passing. She was such a sweet, funny and caring woman. She always made me smile! Your office won’t be the same without her. Wishing you all peace nod comfort during this time.
    Love to you all,
    Alexandria and family xo

  • barbara littau says:

    Karen and family.
    Iam so saddened to see that Doreen had passed away.She came into my consignment store every week on her lunch hour.She would browse, shop and talk and always ran out of the store because she was late and always joked that you would fire her.I will miss her visit.

  • Robert & Diana Anderson says:

    Dear Karen & family,
    Our heart goes out to you & your family. Doreen is so missed. We will always have the fondest memories of her….she was such a delight. We loved to chat with her about you both coming over to our office…what a team we would have made if only our office had been bigger. She had so much energy & dedication to your practice….it always amazed & impressed us.
    We are so sorry we are unable to attend Doreen’s memorial service. We are with you in spirit remembering your beautiful mother & embracing you with love.
    Love & hugs,
    Rob & Diana

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