Posted: April 8th, 2016


Doreen Catharine Tokariuk

1931 – 2016

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, Doreen, beloved wife of the late Stephen Tokariuk, in the early morning of Monday, April 4, 2016.

Doreen was born on April 28, 1931 in Coaldale, AB. She moved to Lethbridge to work as an Administrative Assistant at the Haig Clinic. She married Steve Tokariuk on July 9, 1955 and moved out to the family farm in the Sunnyside area where she resided until moving to Columbia House in 2015.

She is survived by her three children: Cheri (Jim) Lindquist of Elk Point; Donna (Wade) Melnychyn of Calgary; and Gary (Elizabeth) of Sunnyside; 11 grandchildren: Kirsty, Travis, Brett, Kelsey, Brady, Tanner, Reagan, Rebecca, Matthew, Ben, and Stephen; 2 brothers: Bob Gschaid and Ron Gschaid; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Doreen was predeceased by her husband Stephen Tokariuk; her parents George and Anna Gschaid; sister Elsie Nicholas and brother Louis Gschaid.

Grandma’s home was special for many family gatherings, the most special being Thanksgiving. Doreen enjoyed cooking, gardening, bowling, and traveling. Doreen was the Lethbridge Hurricanes’ # 1 fan.

Thank you to the Staff at Columbia House and Regional Hospital for their care and attention given to Doreen during her time there.

A Prayer Service will be held at 7:00PM on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street S., Lethbridge, AB.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:30AM on at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 355 Columbia Blvd. W., Lethbridge, AB, with Father Rogue Pereira, officiating.


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  1. Laura Shaskin says:

    Dear Donna, Cheri, and Gary,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom. She was such a lovely lady. I always enjoyed seeing her at the pharmacy. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Nothing prepares us for the loss of a loved one . Very Sincerely Laura

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