It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Doreen Thompson. Doreen passed away peacefully on the morning of March 27, 2012 in Columbia View Lodge with family by her side. She was born on February 1, 1934 in Trail.
Doreen spent her early years growing up in a large family of eleven children in Trail and Fruitvale. At the age of 21, she married the love of her life, Jim Thompson. They began their married life on a little farm just outside of Fruitvale, where they raised seven children. She loved dancing and listening to music. A devoted mother and wife, she always put her family first. Doreen watched with pride as her family expanded to include 14 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren with a few more on the way. In her later years, she enjoyed spending time at the mall with her friends, playing Keno and going on day trips with family. She was always quick to laugh, throw in a joke or sit down for a cup of coffee to chat. As her health declined, Doreen spent the last two years with caring staff and new friends at Columbia View Lodge.
She was predeceased by husband Jim in 2002, great-granddaughter Zoey in 2011, siblings Victor, Martin, Harold, Margaret, Selma, Bernie, Ruth, Calvin and her twin-sister Jaqueline. She is survived by her seven children Rick (Elaine), Cliff (Teresa), Wendy, Shelley (Grant) Chisan, Michael (Eveline), James and Kelly (Erin) as well as her brother Roald and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and in-laws.
A private ceremony will be held at a future date. The family would like to thank the staff at Columbia View Lodge, home support and Dr. Neil for all of their care in the final years of her life.
As expression of sympathy, donations can be made to the Fruitvale United Way.