Saturday, December 2, 2023
December 2, 2023

COOKE, Doreen

Doreen Cooke
July 9, 1930 ~ Sept. 14, 2022

On September 14th, with the same intention and grace she gave to all things, Doreen waived goodbye. Over her 92 years, she cultivated a love of gardening, good design, great books, fine music, intelligent conversation and a wicked sense of humour. Doreen loved deeply her husband George, her brothers and their families and the many friendships made, on Salt Spring and afar.

Doreen wished to thank Dr. Gummeson, and all the nurses and caregivers who provided care and kindness. Her heartfelt thanks to Dr. Slakov who walked with her in her last hours.

Ram Dass says that we are ultimately walking each other home. Auntie Doreen, thank you for letting us walk with you.


  1. Dearest Doreen,
    We have been friends for almost 60 years, now I hope you are at peace. I have many happy memories of you and George visiting us in Kelowna. I tried all day to talk to you on the phone but now I know why you aren’t there. Rest in peace dear friend, from Marion and Jennifer Hedge.


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