Doreen Maud (Barry) PASTULA

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September 16, 1922 - March 23, 2012

After an extraordinary life of 89 years, Doreen (Granny) passed away peacefully on March 23, 2012 at the Cowichan District Hospital. Doreen was born on September 16, 1922 at Wadena, SK and was raised at Fishing Lake, SK. She was the youngest daughter of Edward and Rosina Barry. Doreen married William (Bill) Pastula on November 4, 1944 at Beausejour, MB and lived for many years in the Cowichan Valley, primarily on Richards Trail since the 1950s. Doreen was an avid storyteller and loved farming vegetables at Pastula Farms where she got the opportunity to meet countless wonderful people. Doreen will be remembered by her son, Gordon (Catherine), her grandchildren Michael (Kristin), Christina (Clayton), Tony (Saira), and great-grandchildren Clare, Sophie, Amelia and Lucas. She is also survived by extended family members Lisa (Travis), Rhonda, Melissa and their children Shai-lin, Ava and Griffin, William (Ryan), Dan (Sarah), Norm (Lorrain), numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. She was predeceased by and now reunited with her husband Bill, sister Eileen (W. Pat Mason), and brother John. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Moose Lodge (2244 Moose Road) on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. (Everyone is welcome to come and share your stories and raise a glass in honor of Bill and Doreen). In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Doreen's name to the Cowichan District Hospital or Canadian Cancer Society.

This obituary was originally published in the Cowichan Valley Citizen (Duncan, BC).
Published online on Apr. 6, 2012 courtesy of Cowichan Valley Citizen.