Dorothy Mae ‘Doris’ Danard

August 7, 1925 – April 1, 2020
Doris left us peacefully at 94 years of age on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 in the Nanaimo Seniors Village Palliative Care Ward with her loving devoted daughter, Carolyn by her side.
She married Floyd Herbert Danard on March 14, 1947. They had two children and lived mostly in Vancouver BC. When Floyd retired, they moved to Lantzville on Vancouver Island to be closer to their family.
It was a big change, leaving the family home and friends on Fleming Street but they quickly felt at home in their new neighbourhood, making many new friends. Floyd and Doris enjoyed some travelling, lawn bowling, playing cards, The Mall Walkers, and many dinners at the Legion. But mostly, they just enjoyed their beautiful home with its ocean view and fantastic garden together.
They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a big party in 1997 and sadly Floyd passed away one year later due to Parkinson’s Disease.
Doris was never one to sit idle and kept herself busy with her love for sewing, cooking, gardening, and flower arranging. She was an avid bridge player.
Her volunteer work was extensive, with the Red Cross, Meals-on-Wheels, Parkinson’s Society, Hospital Auxiliary, Nanaimo Food Bank, and the Trinity United Church were she spent many happy hours with all her lady friends helping with teas, lunches, bazaars, spaghetti dinners, and was well known for making her specialty crustless tea sandwiches.
Doris was a busy women but always made time for her family and friends with many gatherings at her patio home on Bellflower Way. She loved to entertain with all her fine china and always made extra dinners to be delivered to friends and neighbours who lived alone.
She lived that last four years in a beautiful suite at the Nanaimo Senior’s Village and loved to have her family over to share special occasion dinners. She especially enjoyed going out for day trips, including lunches and trips to the casino with her two best friends, Ingie and Si.
Doris was so happy that she was able to see her Grandson, Ryan marry his most beautiful bride, Trina and participate in their special day. She always said that it was one of the best days of her life!
Doris is survived by her two children, Carolyn, (Glenn), Tim (Judy) (Charley) and her grandson, Ryan (Trina) (Shiva).
The last three months were challenging for Doris and the family would like to thank Dr Denegri the staff at NSV and the Sows Ear Clinic and are especially grateful to her family Doctor of many years, Dr Marius Steyn. Thank you for visiting her at home – your compassion and support will never be forgotten.
In keeping with Doris’s wishes there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.
Our Mom, Gramma, Gramma Doris will be remembered with Love today, tomorrow, and always.
Rest in Peace and enjoy Floyd’s beautiful garden in the sky.
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