Doreen Gronkjaer (nee Harris)

November 9, 1930 – August 22, 2020
Doreen passed away peacefully in the Westcoast Hospital, Port Alberni with her husband Ole at her side. Her life started in Yorkton, Sask. where the family had a farm. She worked for BC Tele then came to the plywood mill in Port Alberni, she then went into the Air Force as a Military Police then worked for Sasktel. In 1954 she had her son Scott and moved to BC in 1960 and worked at various jobs. She met Ole in 1974 and became co owner in his bakery business. Retiring in 1994 to the home they built in Port Alberni. They had a full and active life in their boat and 5th wheel. She enjoyed hunting and fishing very much. Doreen was also very active in the senior sports like horseshoeing and curling which she won many medals.
She leaves behind her beloved husband Ole, her son Scott (Missy) and stepchildren Yvonne, Joan, and Steve (Linda). Including 9 grandchildren and 10.5 great grandchildren. We will all miss her dearly.
At this time we will not be having a service due to Covid 19.
The family would like to thank all of the staff at Echo Village care home for their exceptional care they gave to Doreen.


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