Doreen Stalker passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of her family, just as she had surrounded them with her love through life.
Born July 13, 1931 in New Westminster, B.C., to Duncan and Florence Campbell. Married July 3, 1959 to Andrew Stalker in New Westminster, B.C. Doreen and Andy moved to Smithers in July 1961.
Doreen was a teacher for 28 years; McBride Elementary School, New Westminster; Muheim Memorial Elementary School, Smithers and Walnut Park Elementary School, Smithers.
Doreen was involved with the Lion’s Club and the Hospital Auxillary. In 2002-2003 Doreen was awarded the Volunteer of the year Award from the Town of Smithers. She volunteered at New to You, collecting and restoring approx. a 1000 stuffed toys for Christmas Hampers a year.
Doreen loved line dancing, scrapbooking, good friends and loved all types of animals. Through contracting Hepatitis C through her first heart surgery, in 1984, Doreen was instrumental in organizing a support group for people with Hepatitis C.
Survived by: Husband Andrew Stalker; children Cindy (Vernon) Elliott of Smithers, Nancy Saunders of Vernon, Glen Stalker of Castlegar; grandchildren Clint, Jason, Samantha, Holly, Kelsey, Amy, Drew; sister Bev Lacey (Gerry) of Port Alberni.
A Celebration of Life will be held May 15, 2010. Time and location to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Bulkley Valley District Hospital Auxillary. Donations can be made through the Bulkley Valley Credit Union, Smithers, B.C.