Independent lady, Mother, Friend, Grandma, Friend, Great-Grandma, Aunt, Friend and Cat Fancier died in the early hours of Sunday, April 7th. She was 91.Born in Armstrong, the youngest of four daughters, Doris lived in the Okanagan,
a place she loved and happily shared with her five children, each of whom returned during her later years. Doris is survived by her
four children, Nancy Branch (Don), Deborah Cochrane (Larry), Lori Perdue, Jamie Spall
(Maureen) and son-in-law Henk DeRoos. Grandchildren Tyler Ballam (Sophie), Brett Ballam, Chris Cochrane (Terra), Kelsey Cochrane (boyfriend Jake), Faith and Darci Perdue. Three Great grandchildren; Jenson Cochrane, Ethan,
Emmalyn and special niece Kerri Sutherland as well as the final of her feline companions Penny, who now lives with the Branchs. Doris was saddened by the early deaths of her daughter Jennifer DeRoos, grandson Connor Cochrane
and the father of her children, Bob Spall. Doris was an RN, graduating from Royal Columbian in 1945, a career that helped her as well as the many people she helped over her 40 years of nursing. Working on Maternity at KGH, she knew so many of her children’s peers and she never forgot anyone, nor was she easily forgotten. Her contagious laugh and smile connected her permanently with the community.
Doris excelled at friendship, a trait that came naturally. She made friends easily and once a friend, always a friend.
Doris’s long time, special friends, Betty, Ruth and Sylvia will attest to that! She had many close girlfriends whom she cherished as they journeyed through good times and tough times: working, marriage and raising children. Her nursing buddies were gold and she never missed a class re-union, no matter how tight the money or time. She loved to find that perfect card. She chose gifts thoughtfully and she loved to write and receive letters.She loved to bake special treats and did for a chosen few, year after year. As her eyesight failed in later years, she relied on friends and family to help her with these acts of kindness. The family would like to
extend gratitude to the staff and volunteers at Brookhaven for the love, humanity and care beyond compassion they showed during her time there.Throughout her life Doris
generously donated, what she could to a variety of charities. As a living legacy, in lieu of flowers, please
consider making a donation to a charitable organization of your choice.The memorial service will be June 8, 2013 at 10:00AM at St. David’s Presbyterian Church, 271 Snowsell, Kelowna. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.