SMITH, DOREEN ROSINA
The family of Doreen (Dodie) Smith sadly announce her
passing on Feb 5th, 2016 in Kelowna BC at the age of 89. She is lovingly remembered by her children: Lindsey, Jock,
Courtney, Tannis, Kim and their families. Mom and dad moved to Williams Lake in 1950. Never one to sit idle mom
quickly became very involved in the community. Always
fashion conscious and one who loved to shop, what better than to own a dress store, which mom opened shortly after arriving. Always up for an entrepreneurial endeavour she and a close friend started the first kindergarten classes in the basement of the Anglican Church. Her love of the arts was realized in the many productions she acted in with the WL Players Club, as well, she donned her Mother Goose costume to rescue many little ones who had fallen during the WL Skating Club Annual carnivals. Mom served on the Board of Directors for the Williams Lake Hospital during its
construction. As a breast cancer survivor she became
an independent counsellor visiting women going through breast cancer diagnosis. Though never formally trained, mom spent a few years as a substitute teacher, teaching homeeconomics at the junior and senior schools. She was an active committee member for the design and building of the Sam Ketchum Memorial Pool. Mom became a licensed realtor and worked many years for Murray Hume Agency. She proudly represented the Cariboo Gold Rush Region during Expo 86. Mom loved entertaining and made their home a welcoming gathering place for friends and family who often were the taste testers for her newest and latest recipes. Her artistic flare and creativity was evident in her home decorating, fashion style and as an accomplished
artist. Relocating to West Kelowna, mom and dad enjoyed retirement fully. They enjoyed traveling to Hawaii, cruising, visiting good friends across the country and loved the many, many winters spent in Yuma, Arizona. Mom was
community minded a doer, an entrepreneur, but above
all a homemaker extraordinaire and an inspiration to us all. Many great memories were made at Chimney Lake where the “Smithco Gang” congregated regularly. It was mom and dad’s wish that the family gather at Chimney Lake once again to celebrate their life and scatter their ashes together. Arrangements in care of Everden Rust Funeral Services (250) 860-6440.
Condolences may be sent to the family
by visiting everdenrust.com.