It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dorene. She was predeceased by the love of her life Leonard who she was with for 63 years. She leaves behind daughters, Wendy Hales (Ken), Susan Pliszka (John), Brenda Hay, and son Donald Jones (Stephanie). Grandchildren, Becky (Kevin), Gillian, Lindsay, Nichole, Meghan (Jed), David (Crystal), Kyle (Kirsten), and five great grandchildren, brother Kendal Sisson, sister Muriel, sister in law, Vivien, brother in law, Gary and numerous nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her twin brother, Donald, brothers Gabe, Dick, Bob, sisters Greta and Marion (Stan).
Dorene was born and raised in Dutchess, Alberta, she moved to Sooke in 1946 to be with her sister Marion and husband Stan. She met Stan’s twin brother Len, and they married in1947. They were both proud to be part of the Sooke community and Mom spent countless hours working for the Community Association and numerous other community organizations. Mom’s was most proud of her family and always gave all of herself to her children and grandchildren. Summers at the Enchanted Forest, May 24th at China Beach, Nana Buns, Quilts, the list is endless of the things she did without reservation for us all. She taught us the true meaning of family and unconditional love; a wonderful gift she gave each one of us.
In lieu of flowers please donate to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Sooke Elderly Citizens Housing Society. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the caring Staff at VGH 4 South, Dr. E. Anderson, and the wonderful caring staff at Mom’s most recent home, Ayre Manor.