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DOEKSEN, Bessie

DOEKSEN, Bessie

DOEKSEN: Bessie passed away at home on Saturday, May 27th, 2017 at the age of 92. Bessie was born and raised in Kelowna. She was active in many community organizations including First United Church, Kiwanis, the Historical Society and she coordinated the Meals on Wheels Program for many years. In later years she enjoyed time with family and friends and her dog Tiki. She is predeceased by her husband Rijn. Bessie is survived by her nieces Wendy, Megan and Sarah McGuire, nephews Douglas (Gail) Gordon, Randy Gordon of Kelowna, Rick (Melinda) Ott of Vancouver, Jim Lowen of Vernon, Ken Lowen of Summerland; sister-in-law Mavis Holden of Kelowna and brother in-law Gerry (Helen) of Kelowna. A Celebration of Bessie’s Life will be held on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 at 11:00 AM from the Chapel of First Memorial Funeral Services, 1211 Sutherland Ave, Kelowna. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kelowna SPCA in memory of Bessie. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialfuneralkelowna.com. Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna, 250-762-2299


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Condolence Messages
  • Jun 26, 2017
    I was saddened to read of Bessie's passing. She was a wonderful lady who contributed so much to our community. Through her volunteering in Kiwanis, First United, and so many other programs, Kelowna was enriched and blessed by her kindness and generosity.
    Grace and peace to members of the family.
    Cyril Chalk
  • Jun 01, 2017
    To a most remarkable, charming, and caring lady, have many great memories of you as you have been a lifetime friend to me and the Glen family you were also an incredible God Mother to my daughter Heather McKay. My sincere condolences and heart felt sympathy to her family. Will always remember you with much love and admiration ...Geri Schamerhorn
  • Jun 01, 2017
    Although we knew Bessie for only a year, we will remember her as a very kind & caring person. We miss her & our condolences go out to her family.
    Hans & Ina Wendt
  • Jun 01, 2017
    What can we say? We miss you! But you will always be in our hearts. We will always remember you for your love, kindness and generosity. We love you and pass on our condolences to all the family.
    Gerard and Helena Doeksen, Corwin Doeksen, Carlin and Lori Doeksen
  • May 31, 2017
    Bessie and Rijn belonged to a CB Club my Grandma Evelyn Pattison belonged to and were friends with both Rijn and Bessie. I had the honour and opportunity to meet both of them. Bessie was a very nice ,kind lady I took an instant liking to this beautiful lady. My condolences to her family. Sandi Freier Giddings
  • May 31, 2017
    So sorry to hear about A. B. she was such a wonderful person. I will miss her. We always had a very nice visit when I was in Kelowna. I was hoping she would have been around for our 50th as she had made our wedding cake. God Bless you all in your loss.
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