After a lengthy illness, Doreen passed away on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at the Cypress Regional Hospital in Swift Current. She was predeceased by her parents, Tom and Grace Casey of Saskatoon, her husband Bert of Swift Current, sister Marlene, and brothers Gordon, Bud, and Ken.
She is survived by her three children, Rob of Toronto, Janet (Tim) Keene of Swift Current, and Gerry (Bev) of Calgary, and her eight precious grandchildren: Erin (Steve) Robinson, James Orr, Andrew (Whitney), Kacey (fiancé Matthew) and Jeffrey Keene, Ryan and Christopher Orr, Christian Grant-Orr; and great grandchildren Jayden and Rowan Robinson.
Doreen was born on October 6, 1925 in Allan, Saskatchewan. She completed her high school education at Nutana Collegiate in Saskatoon, graduating at the age of 16. She attended business college in Saskatoon and worked for many years for the Federated Co-op before marrying her beloved Bert in 1949. She was a loving, supportive wife and partner in Bert’s law practice, using her business skills to maintain the accounts.
She was an active member of her community serving as a long-time volunteer board member of the Swift Current Housing Authority and the Palliser Regional Hospital Board. She was a Life Elder of the First United Church, a member of UCW Unit 8, and an Explorer leader. She was a member of the Junior Fortnightly Club for almost 50 years.
Doreen was a wonderful wife and mother, and a cherished grandmother – the role she loved the most. Her special place was the cottage at Cypress Hills where she spent 56 glorious summers with her family and many friends.
Doreen was a kind and dignified lady who will be well remembered by her many friends and deeply missed by her family.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 17 at 2:00 p.m. at First United Church in Swift Current with the Reverend Sharon Ferguson-Hood officiating. For those wishing, memorial donations may be made to the Dr. Noble Irwin Healthcare Foundation, the First United Church Memorial Fund, or the Friends of Cypress Hills Park Inc. For further information or to sign the family book of condolence, visit our website at http://www.parksidefuneralhome.com. Arrangements were in care of Parkside Memorial Funeral Home.