Doreen Spence passed away at home on Tuesday, October 16, 2012. The spirit and determination she exhibited through years of declining health were present during her brief illness. She lived life on her own terms. Left to mourn are her two daughters; Bonnie Spence-Vinge (Mark) and Sherry O’Donnell (Sonny); four grandchildren, Reid, Roux, Brennan and Shayne and one sister Frankie (Ray). Cremation was followed by a private celebration of her life, lead by Brian Jackson, in the clubhouse at Spruce Landing in Vernon. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Doreen may make a donation to the Vernon SPCA, 4800 Haney, Vernon or their local SPCA. Arrangements were in the care of Vernon Funeral Home.