Posted: October 6th, 2022

June 11, 1930 ~ September 30, 2022

The family of Doreen Sailer is sad to announce her passing at South Country Village in Medicine Hat on Friday, September 30, 2022, at the age of 92 years. Doreen was born in Medicine Hat on June 11, 1930 and raised on the family farm outside of Bow Island. While living in Medicine Hat, she met Fred Sailer, whom she married on June 28, 1952. Doreen worked as a secretary for Ens Construction for many years and then as a Certified Picture Framer for The Mitre Box (Dynes Gallery) until her retirement. After retiring, Doreen volunteered at the Post for 15.5 years. Doreen enjoyed reading, golfing, doing puzzles and of course spending time with her family. She was also a phenomenal seamstress, making many special outfits for her girls. She and Fred enjoyed travelling and she was fortunate to have been to the Yukon, New York, Canadian East Coast, England, Mexico and Alaska. Doreen is survived by Janice (Bruce) Dynes and daughter Jayne (Sheldon) Flaig (Callie, Ella, Ethan, Ty and Emersyn); Elaine (Jim) McKinley and children Kristin (Tim) Klein (Bethany, Micah, Megan) and Phil (Samantha) McKinley (Dylan and Riley); Joanne Birbeck and children Stefanie (Jimmy) Olandesca (Jordyn) and Casey Herman; and son-in-law Gary Burr and children Karly (John) Hayes (Lilliana and Iris) and Dani (Adam) O’Reilly (Cohen and Emelia). She was predeceased by her husband, Fred on July 25, 1994; her daughter, Shelley Burr on November 15, 2014 and son-in-law, Mike Birbeck on January 1, 2022. A Graveside Celebration of Doreen’s life will be held at Hillside Cemetery in Medicine Hat on Friday, October 7, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Murray Jaster officiating. Those wishing to attend the service may gather at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel on Friday between 1:30 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting Honoured to serve the family is

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel Crematorium & Reception Facility 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455 “Locally owned & directed”

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