WALSH, Doris Hisae
Born in Silverdale, BC May 15, 1922 as the youngest of nine children, Doris quietly passed away in Nanaimo Hospital on February 26, 2011. In October 1946, Doris became the second Japanese Canadian to graduate as a registered nurse in Canada. After a successful career of 25 years as an operating room nurse, she joined her late husband Len Walker as a partner in their hobby store in Prince George. Retiring to Abbotsford in 1984 and later to Parksville in 1991, she is survived by her loving second husband Harold, daughter Kim Walker (Stephen Connolly), sister Violet Vachon, two step daughters, four step-sons, and many nieces and nephews. Known for her unyielding energy, determination and devotion, she touched the hearts of many.