November 5, 1933 – February 17, 2012
Doreen Kopchiak passed away peacefully on Friday, February 17, 2012 at the Elk Valley Hospital at the age of 78 years after a brief but brave struggle with cancer.
Doreen was born and raised in Fernie. She graduated High School and worked at the Fernie Hospital, then Matris Grocery Store for many years. She then went on to work with Canada Post until she retired.
Doreen enjoyed life as a single lady. She had many friends but one very special friend, Margaret Tymchuk, whom she would still speak about until her last days. Doreen was an avid sports fan, especially baseball, curling and hockey. She enjoyed spending time with family at Rosen Lake and her trips to Reno and Eureka as well. Doreen was a kind and generous person. She would go without to help family and/or a friend if they needed it and always with a warm smile on her face never asking for anything in return. Doreen will be sadly missed by all that knew her.
Doreen leaves her sister, Louise Tanner and brothers Henry and Frank Coplin. Doreen was predeceased by her parents Carl and Frances; sisters Adele, Lillian, Joan and Helen and her brothers; Steve, Joe, Lenard and Emil. Doreen is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews , great nieces and great nephews.
A special thank you to Dr. Soetaert and his staff at the Leroux Clinic for the extra care and affection for Doreen. Your kindness will not be forgotten. Also, thank you to the nurses and staff at the Elk Valley Hospital for taking such good care of Doreen. She appreciated it so very much.
At Doreen’s request, there will be no funeral service. Condolences may be left for the family at www.markmemorial.com. If friends desire, memorial donations may be left in Doreen’s name to the SPCA, 3339 Hwy 3&95, Cranbrook, BC V1C 7B2.
Mark Memorial Funeral Services in care of arrangements (250) 426-4864