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ROBERTS, Doreen Marie

ROBERTS, Doreen Marie

It is with deep sadness Tom Roberts of Ross Rd West Kelowna tells you of the passing of his Mother, Doreen Marie Roberts, at the age of 96, of Lakeshore Place Kelowna, on Wednesday, March 8, 2023.

Doreen was a long-term resident of Kelowna and the widow of Jack Roberts, former Fire Chief of the Kelowna Fire Department, who passed away in 2009.

Doreen resided at Lakeshore Place, where she made many new friendships with other residents and staff over the last 13 years. Doreen and her family lived on Boucherie Road in West Kelowna, where they enjoyed the rural settings before moving back to Kelowna.

Doreen was an avid golfer and was a member of the Kelowna Golf and Country Club. Doreen and Jack travelled around with their golf clubs and enjoyed many golf games together throughout North America and Wales.

Doreen was a Founding long-term member of the Isabel Leitch Unit of First United Church for over 50 years and will be missed by all the members.

Doreen is survived by her only son Tom Roberts and wife, Heidi, of West Kelowna. Sister-in-law Nancy Thomson (Mike) of Langley, BC; Nephew Jeremy Jessop (Janet); Niece Jane Curry (Mike) of West Kelowna, Nephew Alan Roberts of Toronto. Nieces Carol Foster and Laura Leigh Gonzales of California. Nieces Alayna Marx (Rick) and great niece Samantha. Cousin Jean Christianson and Daughter Loreen. Her dear friend Gloria Crawford of Calgary. Her dearest friend Beverly Downing who was her closest friend and constant companion over the last 16 years.

Doreen was predeceased by her loving husband, Jack, her dearest brothers, Gary Brown Langley and Bill Brown of Calgary, nephew Tom Jessop of Kelowna and many more relatives and good friends.

Doreen will be sadly missed for her kindness and gentle words to all she knew and those she made a point of knowing. We love you, Doreen; you will forever be in our thoughts and prayers.

At Doreen s request, no service will be held.

Condolence Messages
  • Jul 19, 2023
    I miss her terribly, she will be forever in my heart - Nancy Thomson
  • Mar 21, 2023
    May your Mom R.I.P Tom and family from a old Elementary and high school friend, Derek Horlock - Derek Horlock
  • Mar 21, 2023
    I am deeply saddened to learn of Doreen’s passing. She was a dear friend and confidante to my mom, Ollie Bissell, during their shared experiences at Lakeshore Place. As many know and have noted, Doreen was simply a gem of a woman! She had such a kind, caring and compassionate heart. She was quick witted and enjoyed a good laugh. She often asked about our family and I valued our friendship. She will be sorely missed and not forgotten. Rest in peace Doreen - Tannis Grayston
  • Mar 20, 2023
    I have had the honor of knowing Doreen for over 6 years now. She was a wonderful woman, who always had a smile and a kind word. I was lucky enough to have been visiting kelowna this month. I went and took Doreen her breakfast (on her hair day) at Lakeshore Place. RIP Doreen I am sure you are having breakfast with Agnes - Marie Green
  • Mar 19, 2023
    Tom and Family, we knew Doreen and Jack well, they are both missed, I am sure the trucks were moving the day she arrived to be greeted by Jack, family and friends. Forever in our hearts, our deepest sympathy.
    Donald and Charlene Wilson - Donald K Wilson
  • Mar 19, 2023
    My condolences to Doreens family. She was a lovely kind lady who made my sisters stay at Lakeshore Place a very pleasant place to live. She will be remembered by all who knew her. Lorraine Kaiser. - Lorraine Kaiser
  • Mar 18, 2023
    Doreen was such a sweet lady, so kind to everyone she came in contact with. She will be missed by all. RIP Doreen, UT was a pleasure to know you. - Kathy Brunsdon