STRILCHUK, DOROTHY IRENE
“To live in the hearts of loved ones is to live forever.”
Dorothy was born in Olds, Alberta, on May 27, 1926.
She passed away peacefully February 27, 2016, at the
age of 89. She and her brother, Roy, grew up in Lumberton and Cranbrook, B.C. She graduated from high school in Cranbrook and was a proud member of the Girls Bugle Band. She went on to train as a Registered Nurse, followed
by a nursing career at St. Mary’s Hospital. She married Walter Strilchuk from Kimberley, B.C., and they raised their children in Kitimat, B.C., and Kelowna. She was a very creative woman which she expressed in her music by playing the piano and in many forms of artwork through painting. In retirement she enjoyed traveling to many parts of the world, playing golf, and being at the cabin at Headwaters. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter J. Strilchuk (2007). She was the proud mother of Susan (Mohr), Judy (Marshall), Danny (deceased 2010) and David. Mourning her loss are 3 children and
their partners, 4 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
A special thank you to the staff at David Lloyd Jones
for all the care shown to Dorothy. A celebration of life will be held at First Memorial Funeral Services, 1211 Sutherland Ave on Wednesday, March 9, at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or a charity of your choice.
Condolences may be sent to the family by
Arrangements entrusted with
First Memorial Funeral Services,
Kelowna, BC., 250-762-2299