Passed peacefully at home February 21, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer; born in Vancouver, BC on July 15, 1949. Left to treasure her many memories are her dear husband George; her loving brother Fred (Mary); stepson Marty (Patty); her beloved nieces and nephew, Candice, Mackenzie, Carley and Poppy. She leaves behind a much-loved and extended family, including loving nieces, nephews, grand/great-grandchildren and a wealth of lifetime friends. Doreen is predeceased by her sister Maureen Coombes Butterly (Steve), and brother Robert Coombes. Doreen will be fondly remembered for her warm-hearted graciousness and her selfless devotion to all. The family would like to thank her dearest friends Judy Wilson and Lorna Koivula for their perpetual devotion to Doreen during her illness. Memorial service to be held on Friday, March 1, 2013, 2:00 p.m. First Baptist Church, 483 Gillett St., Prince George, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Prince George Hospice Society.

Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Feb. 26, 2013