Doreen was born in Kinmount, Ontario to George and Geneva Wood. She moved to Toronto, married Vernon Shaw and had a daughter, Linda. Widowed, she and her parents moved to Drumheller, Alberta and invested in restaurants.
She married Bob Gibson and had a son Bob. In 1966 the family relocated to Courtenay where Bob worked as a sign painter and artist and Doreen worked with Roy Parker’s Hardware.
Doreen and her friend Leah Johnson operated the Forbidden Plateau Lodge and ski hill concession. Later Doreen and Leah operated the concession at the curling rink.
Doreen and Linda owned and operated Gibson and Gibson Catering and Treats Cafe.
In retirement, Doreen volunteered her time with St. Joseph’s Auxiliary in the hospital gift shop.
She is survived by her son Bob (Shelly), daughter Linda (Bob), and grandchildren; Lindsay (Jordon), Ty (Sarah and Coral) and Woody (Nicole) and was predeceased by grandson Curtis, parents and husbands; Vernon Shaw and Bob Gibson.
Funeral Service to be held at St. John the Divine, November 17, 2018 at 2 pm.