It is with great sadness and love that we announce the peaceful passing of Doris May Miller (Mockford) at her home of Three Links Manor, Kelowna, B.C., in her 96th year, on August 24, 2015, following final visits from her family.
Doris was born in Sussex, England, on February 16, 1920, the eldest of six siblings, and immigrated to Canada with her family when she was 8 years old, where they farmed in Abbotsford, B.C. for many years. As a young woman, Doris moved to Victoria, B.C. where she met and married Ronald Grant Miller in 1942. They raised three children, Geraldine, Ken, and Marilyn in both Victoria and Clearwater, B.C., and celebrated 68 years of married life together before Ron passed away in April, 2010. For the past 6 years, Doris has called Three Links Manor her home.
Doris was predeceased by her parents, Alfred and Beatrice Mockford, husband, Ronald Miller, brother, Jack Mockford, sister, Win Owens, sister-in laws, Hettie Miller, Alice Miller, and Dodie Mockford, and brother-in-laws, Bill Miller, Bob Miller, and Al Windle, niece, Anne Miller, and nephew, Kenneth Mockford. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she is survived by daughters, Geraldine (Jim), Marilyn (George), and son, Ken (Johann), sisters, Olive Windle and Val (Rob) Richards, brother, Fred Mockford, and brother-in-law, Reg Owens, grandchildren, Ron (Luella), Deena (Lyle), Darren, Dale and Alyssa, and great-grandchildren, Connor, Keaton, Jessica, Reece and Matthew, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Our mom was deeply loved by all who knew her, for her caring, kind and gentle ways, and gracious strengths. She loved the simpler things in life such as gardening, nature, music and cooking. Mom was famous for her delicious blackberry pies. She also enjoyed having fun, going dancing with Dad, as an avid BINGO player, taking trips away to Las Vegas, Britain, Hawaii, Alaska, Disneyland and the Yukon with family members, and entertaining family and friends. She always put her family first, and would say that “her family’s happiness made her happiest”. Mom will be sadly missed, but her legacy will live on in each of us whose lives were touched by this beautiful angel.