Obituaries — 24 January 2012
Doreen Meadows

Doreen Meadows

In loving memory of Doreen Meadows, age 79 years, who died at her residence in Princess Court Tuesday, January 17, 2012 with her family at her side.

Doreen is survived by her sons, Larry (Dorothy) and Bryan (Jackie) of Dryden, and Tim (Theresa) of Aurora, ON; by seven grandchildren, Shaun, Shelley, Jared, Mathew, Shanna, Darian, and Theodore; four great grandchildren, Nolan, Brandon, Graham and Carter, and her sister Norma Landstrom.

She was predeceased by her husband Bob in 2005, by her parents and her sister Treasure Fecho.

Doreen’s love of life was directly proportional to her love of family. She cherished the memories of fishing on Rugby and Wabigoon lakes, vacations, Christmas mornings, quiet walks and camping with her three boys and husband, and later with her grandchildren.

She came from humble beginnings and grew up in a log cabin in the wilderness near Dyment. She met Bob while working at the Central Hotel in Dryden and was married on June 9, 1951.

Doreen also had a strong entrepreneurial spirit and ran the Dryden Ski Hill canteen with her family and later a tourist camp in Wabigoon. She owned and operated a health food store in Dryden as well.

She could also set goals, having quit smoking at age 50 after more than three decades as a heavy smoker, and celebrating her 35th year of sobriety last July.

She was an active volunteer with the Barclay WI and spent years helping dozens of people overcome alcohol addiction.

Doreen will be remembered as a loving mother, caring wife and friend to many.

A memorial funeral service was held Monday, January 23, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in First United Church in Dryden with Rev. Scott Gale officiating. Interment of ashes will take place in the Dryden Cemetery at a later date.

If friends desire, donations may be made to DECO Princess Court or to a charity of your choice through the Stevens Funeral Homes, P.O. Box 412, Dryden, ON P8N 2Z1.

Condolences may be

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Chris Marchand is a native of Dryden, Ontario. He served his first newspaper internship at The Dryden Observer in 1998 while attending journalism studies at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops B.C. He's worked desks as both reporter and editor at the Fernie Free Press as well as filled the role of sports editor at the Cranbrook Daily Townsman. Marchand was named editor of the Dryden Observer in Aug. 2009.

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