Dorothy “Aileen” Kraushar (nee Lamont)

Dorothy "Aileen" Kraushar (nee Lamont)


(nee Lamont) 1918 – 2011


After a courageous battle,

Aileen, at the grand age of

93 years, passed away

on November 21, 2011

in Kelowna, BC, with her

daughters at her side. For 64 years, Aileen was the devoted wife of George, whom she missed dearly after his

passing in 2006. She was a kind and loving mother who will be forever missed by her three daughters, Elaine

(Murray) Nedohin of Selkirk, MB, Carol (Van) Roy of Winnipeg, MB, and Judie (Allan) Larter of Kelowna. She adored her two beloved

grandchildren, Justin (“my big tall boy”), and Alanna

(who shared her love of fashion). She was predeceased

by her two brothers, Archie and Howard. She will be lovingly remembered by her many nieces and nephews.  Aileen, who was known to her friends as “Mouse” for her small frame, had a contrasting dynamic intelligence

and determination.

Aileen met the love of her life, George, when she was a young rural school teacher.  They married and established

a grain farm in the Dugald area and became very involved

in their community.  She was active in the Springfield

Agricultural Society, The Dugald Women’s Institute and

The Dugald Fashion Review (which later became the

Canadian Costume Museum), where she served in various executive positions and modelled the historical costumes

in the Fashion Review.  She took great pride in the

development and editing of “The History of Springfield” which received the Tweedsmuir Competition Award for

History.  In her later years, she continued to serve her

community at Mountainview Village (Life Lease) as

member-at-large. She was a great organizer, eager

volunteer, as well as an avid gardener (winning many Home Grounds competitions), seamstress and crafter. She

enjoyed making costumes for George and herself for

the many social functions they attended.

The family would like to extend our thanks to the warm and caring staff of The Central Okanagan Hospice House and to Dr. Willie Mackle for his compassionate care.  A private family service is being planned.  Mom, forever you will live in our hearts!  Your guidance, steadfast love and “mighty mouse” spirit will dearly be missed.


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