Cheers to All and Goodbye!
“Thank you to all my many friends and family for a wonderful life with incredible memories.”
Doralee was born in Calgary, living with her very loving grandparents until her teens. They introduced her to her love of the arts and music. Her music was varied, from Shirley Bassey to Elvis, Annie Lennox to Willie Nelson, to symphonies by the great artists.
She spent many years cooking in logging camps with her favorite being Forbes Landing. She was known to be a very hard worker, having worked at the Haida Inn and at Forbes Landing while studying for future work in decorating. She worked at Ray’s Color Center while studying for her real estate licence.
Real estate was her love. Finding just the right home for her clients, helping them decorate and settle in brought her lots of joy. Many clients she made into lifelong friends.
Doralee was a loving, giving person who was always helping people in many ways, generous to a “T”, firmly believing in “paying it forward.” She loved gardening and had a garden which was always in bloom – donating many of the flowers to different organizations and friends.
Doralee is survived by her devoted husband of 48 years, Earl, daughter Laurie (Dennis), son Doug, daughter Arlene (Dee-Dee), grandson Chris Dystant (Courtenay and Cassidy), grandson Bradley, and many other loving extended family members.
The family extends many thanks to the doctors, home care nurses, and friends who helped take care of Doralee over the past year.
In lieu of flowers, donations to some of Doralee’s favorite charities would be appreciated: the Salvation Army, Campbell River Hospice Society and the SPCA.
A Celebration of Life will be held on May 15th, 2015 at the Maritime Heritage Centre from 1:00-4:00pm.
As her garden bloomed in gorgeous colours, please honour her memory by dressing casual and colourful.
In Doralee’s final words – “I guess I’ll never get to smoke pot with Willie Nelson again!”
A Celebration of Life will be held on May 15, 2015 from 1:00-4:00pm at the Maritime Heritage Centre, 621 Island Hwy, Campbell River, BC.