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Born July 6, 1931 in Sri Lanka, Doreen passed away peacefully in Victoria at the Saanich Peninsula Extended Care Unit on February 24, 2016. She is survived by her two grandchildren; Aaron Arndt and Colleen Arndt, nephew Russell Abeyratne, grand-niece Clairre Abeyratne, extended family (Nikki Kokkinis and relatives in Australia) plus many friends in the Westshore area.

Doreen was a very caring, gentle spirit who was always warm and friendly to all those she encountered. She was a social enthusiast who enjoyed going on weekly outings to bingo and church, and shopping trips to the local Mini-Price. She will be lovingly remembered by all those who knew her, and her uncanny knack for telling jokes will never be forgotten.

A celebration of life will be held on March 12 at 1:00pm at Church of the Advent, 510 Mount View Ave, Colwood. In lieu of flowers donations in Doreen's memory to the SPCA would be appreciated. For online condolences please go to