Doris Meinerd (Laskovitch)
October 29, 1914 – October 13, 2006
Doris Meinerd passed away peacefully after a full and exciting life. Born Doris Laskovitch, in South Wellington, B.C., she is the last of that family to leave us.
Predeceased by her 6 brothers and sisters, Arthur, Norman, Joseph Laskovitch, Irene Cazorso, Emma Haslam and Ellen Irving.
Doris leaves one daughter, Christine Luma (Joe) in Friday Harbour, Washington USA, and 8 nieces and nephews in the Nanaimo area, Charles (Bev) Cazorso of Campbell River, Lorraine Watson of Cumberland, Reg (Pat) Irvine of Nanaimo, Dale (Barb) Irving of Port Alberni, Donna (Blair) Rogers of Coquitlam, Bill Haslam of Fernie, Norman (Patti) Haslam of Cedar and Wayne (Heather) Haslam of Cedar, also many great and great-great nieces and nephews and we musn’t forget her best friend Harvey Heller of Glendale, California.
Doris married an American Airlines pilot, Kenneth Meinerd when she was 20 and he whisked her to the states where they lived in many cities. He flew for TWA and also had his own small plane that he and Doris flew all around the world in many exciting and fun filled trips. They settled in Glendale, California with their daughter. After Ken’s death, Auntie Doris bought a condo in Departure Bay in the Edgewood Estates overlooking all of Nanaimo. She would alternate her time between her home in Glendale and Edgewood. Due to ill health, she moved back to Nanaimo, living with Wayne and Heather Haslam until this summer when she moved into Woodgrove Manor.
The families would like to thank the staff at Woodgrove Manor for all their care and attention give to Auntie. What a great bunch you all are. Also Dr. Boshoff.
A Celebration of Doris’s life will be held October 29, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. at the Cottonwood Golf Course, Cedar, B.C. The family had been planning a special birthday party for Auntie on this day as she would have been 92, so it is appropriate to celebrate her life then too.