Doreen Iris Lily Glasspoole age 79 of Duncan B.C. died at 9:40 pm Friday June 2nd 2017 at the Cowichan District Hospital. She was, as always, strong to the end.
Doreen was born at Gravesend, Kent, England, on November 29th 1937 to Gordon Warren and May Warren, the youngest of two sons and four daughters, she married Everett (Brett) Glasspoole with whom she had four children: Brett, Debra, Coreen (“Cat”) and Shane. She is survived by her elder sister Brenda, both sons and Shane’s wife Debby, her daughter Cat (Debra, Doreen’s elder daughter, much to her great sorrow, having passed away last February, 2017), Cat’s fiancé Jim, as well as her current husband Gerald McVeigh, and also by her grandchildren Melony (and her husband Mike), Katherine, Judith, Brandi, Caroline, Robert, Paul and Matthew and great granddaughter Emma.
Doreen came to Canada at the age of nine in 1946 having survived the London “Blitz”. After finishing school in Victoria and Duncan, British Columbia she had a long and varied life. When she was young she sang professionally and always had a love for singing. Both before and after her marriage to (Everett – Brett) Doreen worked as a nurse, telephone operator, a member of the Army Reserves and the proprietor/owner of a number of small businesses, including her stores in Victoria and on Salt Spring Island (Leaded Window and Doreen’s Treasures).
She loved life, singing often and lustily in her strong beautiful voice, even into her late 70’s. She loved her family and her own pets and every other animal she knew or saw. She leaves five little ones (dogs) and one cat in the care of her husband Gerald.
If anyone wishes, cards would be welcome (Doreen’s Family, 6974 Bell McKinnon Rd., Duncan, BC, V9L 6B6) or contributions in her name can be made to the SPCA, Cowichan and District (Duncan), 7550 Bell McKinnon Rd., Duncan, V9L 6B1.
Doreen sends her love and care to all animals, family and friends.
We all love you Mom and Grandma.
Online condolences may be made at www.hwwallacecbc.com