DORIS HOLMES

DORIS HOLMES

Holmes (née Bishop): Doris Mary

Holmes (née Bishop): Doris Mary was born June 12, 1926, in Vancouver, B.C., and passed away peacefully on October 18, 2012. Doris is lovingly remembered by her daughter Jill (Kim Harker) of Vernon, sons Andrew (Pat) of North Vancouver and Michael (Janice) of Delta, and brother John (Sharon) of West Vancouver. She is also survived by her much loved grandchildren Robert, Ellie, Emma, Tristan, Katie and Peter Holmes and Heather and Allison Harker, plus many nieces and nephews in Vancouver and England. Doris was predeceased by her husband Brian in 2002. Doris attended Magee High School in Vancouver and graduated from UBC as a dietician in 1948. She worked at Shaughnessy Hospital in Vancouver, where she met Brian. They married in 1950 and moved to the Okanagan the following year. Doris loved her family and friends, and her life in the Okanagan. She enjoyed entertaining friends and family and was a consummate hostess and wonderful cook. She loved to travel and was never home long before starting to plan her next trip. The family would like to express their appreciation to Grace Beck and Integrity Health Care for their exceptional care when Doris’ health was failing, and to the Central Okanagan Hospice House for their compassion and support in her final days. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Central Okanagan Hospice House or the BC Cancer Foundation. A celebration of Doris’ life will be held at the Eldorado Arms in Kelowna at 2 PM on Sunday, October 28. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com, clicking on stories and typing in Doris Holmes . Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna. 250-762-2299


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