1939 ~ HICKEN ~ 2013

Posted: August 21st, 2013

Doreen Eleanor Hicken passed way after a lengthy illness on Saturday, August 17th, 2013 at the age of 74, beloved wife of Robert “Bob” Hicken of Medicine Hat. She also leaves to cherish her memory three children, Shirley, Carol and Lynn; eight grandchildren, Tyrel, Kristi, Ryan, Kaley, Amanda, Cesar, Melanie and Melissa; four great grandchildren, Tawnie, Thomas, Corbin and Emma; one brother, Joe (Ruby) Foster; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Harry and Doris McQueen. Doreen was born in Calgary on March 3rd, 1939 and lived there until May 24th, 1958 when she wed Robert Hicken. They started their married life in Ralston where they lived for 40 years. They then moved to Medicine Hat. Doreen worked for a few years at Batus and then from 1974 to 2002 at Defence Research Establishment Suffield for 28 years. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held in ST. BARNABAS ANGLICAN CHURCH, 635 – 4th Street SE, on Friday, August 23rd, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with The Reverend Canon D. Gene Packwood officiating. A private family interment will follow in the Family Plot at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Doreen’s memory may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 6007 – 1A Street SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2H 0G5 or to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, 124, 430 – 6th Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2S8. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or www.gonebutnotforgotten.ca or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Doreen Hicken. Radio funeral announcement can be heard on Thursday around 12:35 p.m. on 93.7 Praise FM. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, locally owned and directed. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone (403)528-2599

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  1. Dave and Joan Goldie says:

    Bob and family: We are so sorry to hear of Doreen’s lengthy illness and passing.
    Although it has been many years since we have been together we still cherish the times we had with the two of you. We pray that all will be well for you and your family.
    Love Dave and Joan Goldie

  2. Cathy & Bob Cooper says:

    Bob and Family

    It was with great sadness I read the news about Doreen. A very pleasant and giving lady, always a joy to chat with. We are out of town for a while so can not be with you at this time but our thoughts are with you all. Thinking of you and remembering a great lady, mother and friend.

    Cathy, Bob and Bobbie Cooper

  3. Patty McShannock says:

    I was so surprised to hear of Doreen’s passing. It has been a few years since I last seen her. We both worked out at Suffield, and I remember her as a very happy lady who took great pride in her family. We are so sorry for your loss, and give our prayers for you. God Bless Patty & Kelley McShannock

  4. Dawn says:

    Our most heartfelt condolences for your loss. May you be comforted in knowing that everything that pains us pains God as well (Isaiah 63:9). Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Marina & Barry Lake says:

    Hi Bob and Family, we are very sorry to hear of the passing of Doreen. I have many memories of Doreen and I working at DRES in Suffield. She was an amazing lady; caring and giving and always ready to lend a hand. We will say a prayer for you, hope your doing okay.
    Love Barry and Marina Lake

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