Norma “Doreen” Broster was born to parents Florence and Philip on March 11, 1933 in Fernie, BC. One of thirteen children, she grew up with a sense of family, a great sense of humor and a tell it like it is attitude.
She met the love of her life, Willie Bossio and was married on June 5, 1954. Together they raised two daughters in Fernie and in 1979 her heart was broken when Willie was suddenly taken from her and her daughters. With her head held high, she struggled to raise her girls and passed on her morals, values and loving ways to them. She was an accomplished seamstress making countless articles of clothing for many, including the dress that Jody wore proudly to graduation. Doreen also loved a “dirty” joke and when her memory started to fade the stack of jokes written on scraps of paper, tucked away in her purse did not. She was always ready to share these jokes at the drop of a hat.
Doreen will be dearly missed by daughters Carol Bossio and Jody (Willi) Lutzke, grandchildren; Mike (Hana), Jennifer (Dan), Sydni and Kurtis, as well as great grandchildren Amanda, Jacob and River. Siblings left to mourn her passing are; her brothers Arnold, Lloyd, Roy, Norm, and George, and her sisters; Marg, Inez and Chubby.
Doreen was predeceased by her parents Florence and Philip Broster, sisters; Audrey, Catherine, Dot and May, her husband Willie and a grandson, Joseph. Funeral Services were held on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Cherished Memories “Serenity” Chapel. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at
www.cherishedmemoriesfs.com. Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.