In Loving Memory of
Doris May Dean
July 19, 1923 to Feb. 7, 2008
Doris was born in Montreal, the middle of nine children of Robert Walter Moodie and Dorothy Moodie.
Doris grew up in Montreal, where she was very sports minded, playing baseball and volleyball with dedication. She met her future husband, George Dean, on a blind date, and was married to him for sixty years, until death in 2001.
After living in Montreal, where she worked in a Taylor’s shop and raised her sons George Dean and Edward (Ted) Dean, Doris and her husband moved to Calgary when they retired, and they lived there for many years. Doris was a favourite with her neighbours, because they never knew when they would get home from work to find their supper cooked and waiting for them. When sons George and Ted moved to Smithers, Doris and her husband moved here to be near them.
In Smithers, Doris continued to provide baking for others, maintain close contact with her far flung family, and take an interest in the lives of the people she met in her new home.
Doris was a loving mother, keen gardener and meticulous homemaker, and will be remembered for her killer instincts when playing cards as well as her generosity to her neighbours.
Doris passed away in her own home on Feb. 7, 2008 at the age of 84.
Doris is survived by her sons George Dean (Christina Johnstone) and Ted Dean (Corol Johnson), grandsons George Dean (Sheena) and Darcy Dean (Cathy) and grandson Alan Dean in Red Deer, daughters-in-law Velma Dean (Calgary) and Rose Hughes (Milt) (Red Deer) are good friends. Doris’ sister Mildred (Ricky George) and brother Jim Moodie (Mildred, deceased) still live in eastern Canada, as do many nieces and nephews.
Doris was predeceased by sisters Margaret Hunter (Alan) and Marian Agombar (Chuck), as well as brothers Donald (Betty), Robert (Jean), Alan (Leena) and Doug (Joyce).
A Memorial Tea will be held at 2:00 on Feb. 23 at 17371 Telkwa High Road.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Doris’ name to Smithers Home Care or the charity of your choice.