1930 – 2016
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Doreen Guthrie (nee: Ells), age 85, at Gateby on Sunday, February 7, 2016.
Doreen will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Margaret McGillivray, grandchildren Erin (Thomas), Sean & Lindsay (Joseph), brother Reg, sister Marjorie (Harlan), sisters-in-law Eleanor, Joan & Shirley and numerous nieces & nephews.
Mom was born in Drumheller, Alberta, the youngest of seven children. She married the love of her life, Ed Guthrie in 1949. Moving to Kelowna in 1964, Mom loved looking after her family, home and garden and volunteering at KGH and babysitting at blood donor clinics. She moved to Vernon after dad’s death in 2008.
A heartfelt thank you to the staff at Gateby, 2nd floor for their kindness and care.
Respecting mom’s wishes, there will be no service, memories will be shared at a family gathering in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make a donation to VJH Foundation, 2101 – 32nd Street, Vernon, BC, V1T 5L2, specifying Gateby comfort or equipment in memory of Doreen Guthrie (next of kin Margaret McGillivray).
Arrangements have been entrusted to Bethel Funeral Chapel, 5605 – 27th Street, Vernon, BC V1T 8Z5 • 250-542-7138