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Doreen Fossum

July 20, 1930 March 19, 2013
Doreen Fossum
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Obituary Dear Wife, Mother and Friend Lillian Doreen Fossum passed from this life on Tuesday March 19 at 1pm. A gentle, pious, and cheerful lady, she was cherished by all touched by her life. The earth is a little darker today for her leaving it. She was born Lillian Doreen Osmond in High River, Alberta, on July 20, 1930. She grew up on her parents farm in Okotoks, with siblings Ken, Bernard, Doug and Audrey. She proceeded to Bible College in Naramata, B.C. There she affirmed what would be a lifelong faith. And, as everywhere she went, lifelong friendships too. From there she was a travelling music teacher, tutoring piano students in Bindloss, Empress, Oyen, Cereal and Youngstown. Oyen was where she met dear friends Rose Macdonald and Carol Shaeffer (here and appreciated today). She also met Walter Fossum, and the two were married on January 28, 1967. She thus became a homemaker and Mother, continuing to give lessons from her home. Doreen was an avid gardener; it was her delight and an area of excellence. A natural farmwife, the meals were always ready, the house a home, neat as a pin. She remained a faithful and active member of the church throughout. Doreen was predeceased by her parents, her brothers Ken and Bernard, sister Audrey and brother in law John Molendyk. She is survived by husband Walter; brother Doug (Myrtle); daughter Kristine (Eddie), granddaughters Krystal (Daryl), Nicole, Deanna, great grandson Chase and son her Les (Kari). Our gratitude is extended to all who braved the elements today to pay their respects and share our grief. Thank you.

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