It is with extreme sadness we announce that just two months after our father’s passing our mother Doreen Lillian McPhee (Phipps) passed away in Dauphin , MB on June 4, 2018 at the age of 74.
Doreen was born April 27, 1944 in Nipiwan, SK to Author and Violet Phipps. On February 6, 1965 she married the love of her life Douglas Norman McPhee in Elgin MB. Together they had 6 children.
Doreen worked as a homecare aide as well as a chambermaid but most importantly she dedicated her love and time to raising her children, and then babysitting many of her grandchildren.
Doreen was a loving, caring lady whose sense of humour was contagious and brought laughter to anyone she was with. She looked forward to family game nights and playing cards with dad.
As one of Jehovah’s witnesses she looked forward to the bible’s promise of an earthly paradise and found comfort from the promise of a resurrection.
Doreen is survived by her sons Murray (Elaine) McPhee and Douglas (Lisa) McPhee; her daughters Myrna (Rob) Jacobs , Valerie Slyziuk and Susan Shumanski; her 19 grandchildren: Savannah, Chelsey, Ryan, Jonathon, Buddy, Mikey, Naomi, Chantel, Tysen, Billie, Nikki, Tomi, Kayden, Alexis, Payton Ozzy, Zack, Ashlyn and Leevi; her29 great grandchildren; her sister Carol (Alan) Thomas; brothers Frank (Trisha) Cook and Don(Anne) Cook; sister-in-law Shirle McGimpsy and sister-in-law Elaine (Dave) Lowe and many nieces and nephews.
Doreen was predeceased by her husband of 53 years Douglas McPhee, her eldest daughter Tracy in 1982, her parents Author and Violet Phipps, step parents Anne and Vern Nowell, Sister May (Bob) McCauley and her brothers George and Joe Cook, brothers-in-laws Bob McGimpsy and Donald (Arlene) McPhee.
Her loving grandchildren are her honorary pallbearers.
The family invites you to a Memorial Service at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. followed by refreshments and fellowship in the Parkland Crossing dining hall.