Doris was born in Dover, Kent, England in 1919. During WWII she worked in London as a mechanical engineering inspector in a radar factory (a new invention) and as a fire warden, and along with other family members survived a bomb in her front yard. She married our Dad, Al in 1945 and traveled to Canada as a “war bride” in early 1946. Doris and Al settled in Parksville and raised their family: Judy Martin, Brian Johnson (Linda) and Heather Smith (Rob). During the late 1950’s/early 1960’s they owned “Al’s Corner Store” (now known as Temple Food Store) and from the mid-1960’s to 1979 developed Golden Dawn Trailer Park. Mum spent many hours volunteering for the Girl Guides of Canada, St. Edmund’s Anglican Church, NRGH Hospital Auxiliary and was co-founder of the Vancouver Island War Brides Association. She particularly enjoyed the War Brides reunions and friends. Predeceased by Al in 1988, she is survived by her children, 10 grandchildren and many greatgrandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Sat. Aug. 13, 10:00 a.m. at First Memorial, 4725 Falaise Drive, Victoria.