Posted: September 19th, 2016


With sadness, we announce the passing of DORIS BALCOVSKE on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at the age of 92 years.

Doris was born and raised in Lethbridge, where she worked at the Bank of Montreal after high school and was the proprietor of Margo Ladies Wear through the 1950’s. She then moved on to caring for her family, enjoying her friends and serving her community. Doris lived her life with gusto, and was first in line to help out, lend a hand or offer an opinion and a hug.

Doris loved to volunteer her time and energy to a wide variety of organizations, from the Allied Arts Council to the Fort Whoop Up Interpretative Society. She was a founding member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority in Lethbridge in 1945, and a Life Member of the Royal Canadian Legion. Doris loved listening to music, watching golf, the theatre, most people and a good laugh.

Doris is survived by Sandra Balcovske (Greg Morrison) and Marcia (Don) Taylor, as well as by nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Herb Balcovske, her parents, Chris and Linda Gibson, her brother Fred Gibson and niece Leah Goodman.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Chinook Regional Hospital and St. Michael’s Palliative Care for their kindness and compassion.

Funeral Service will be held at ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH – 411 11th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Wednesday, September 21st at 2:00 p.m. A reception will follow in the parish hall.

In memory of Doris and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chinook Regional Hospital – 960 19 St. S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5 or to a charity of your choice.

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