Doris Ellen Emery passed away peacefully on June 21, 2010 at the Cottage Pavilion in Abbotsford. She was born January 9, 1921 in Stockholm, Saskatchewan. She is survived by her children, Ronald (Gloria), Marilyn, Janice (Darrell), Glen, Donna (Arnie), 14 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren, and a sister Anne. She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Fred in 1991, a son Kenny in 1947, daughter Eileen in 1948, 3 sisters and 2 brothers, a son-in-law Reg, a daughter-in-law Mary Lou and grandson Duane. During the 30’s the family moved from Stockholm SK, out to BC and settled in Westbridge, BC. This is where she met the love of her life, Fred and they were married on December 21, 1938. Fred worked for CP rail on the section and for the next 44 years she moved from section to section raising her family before settling in Princeton, BC. She worked briefly in the Princeton hospital as housekeeper. Family was very important to Doris and she made sure that they always got together at Christmas and during the summer for campouts at the lake. The one thing that was always at any of the family gatherings was “Swedish Thin Bread” which was a recipe handed down from her mother. This was her special treat for all the family. She was artistic and took up oil painting and enjoyed all kinds of crafts.
Thanks to all the care workers at the Cottage Pavilion for the thoughtful care that they gave our mother while staying there.
A Memorial Service will be held at Henderson’s Fraser Valley Funeral Home, 34537 Marshall Road, Abbotsford, BC on Monday, June 28, 2010 at 2:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers a donation can be made at the charity of your choice.
Henderson’s Funeral Home 604-854-5534