Doris McKee / Tremblay (nee Bourassa)

Doris McKee / Tremblay (nee Bourassa)

August 14, 1922 – July 2, 2012.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, and great grandmother Doris McKee.

Doris was born in Lafleche, SK. to Lorenzo and Nelle Bourassa (nee Blood).

She is survived by her sister Theresa Stanley of Winnipeg, MB; her children Jake Tremblay (Monique), Leah Todd (Stu), Adele Tremblay and Melanie Tremblay; and by her grandchildren Catherine Peltier (Stephane), Kelly Todd and Eric Tremblay (Camille); and great grandchildren Margaux, Sacha, Emeric, Etienne and Samuel. She was predeceased by her infant son Trevor, brothers Warren and Omar Bourassa, husbands Edward Tremblay and Neil McKee, and granddaughter Kim Todd.

Doris was educated at Castlemore School near Lafleche, then at Business College in Regina, SK. She moved to Trail in 1941 to join her fiancé and lived in Trail for the rest of her life. As a busy young mother and homemaker, she completed her ARCT music degree and enjoyed teaching conservatory piano for many years. She was employed with Cominco and retired in 1987. She was an active member of the local Music Teachers Association, and of OLPH Catholic Women’s League.

The family would like to thank the staff of Poplar Ridge and Rosewood Village for their wonderful care.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic church at 2012, 3rd Ave. East Trail on Friday, July 13th at 10:30 am with Father Matthieu Gombo Yange Ofm Cap as celebrant, followed by internment at Mountain View Cemetery. Cremation has taken place.

Gwen Ziprick of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.

As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Greater Trail Hospice Society located at Kiro Wellness Center, 1500 Columbia Ave, TRAIL, BC, V1R 1J9.

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