March 3, 1937 – January 18, 2022
In Loving Memory ~
Today, we honour the loving memory of Ruth Doreen Pomrenke (Dettelbach), born March 3, 1937 in St.Walburg, Saskatchewan. Doreen spent her last few weeks in the Shuswap Lake General Hospital with her loving husband, 4 children and families by her side. Doreen has found comfort and peace.
She will be missed dearly by her loving family and many friends.
Doreen is predeceased by her parents Eugene and Josephine Dettelbach and sister Marguerite Dettelbach.
She is survived by her brother Gordon Dettelbach and husband Harvey Pomrenke. She was an amazing wife to Harvey Pomrenke for an incredible 65 years.
Doreen was a wonderful mother to her four children: Lynn Staley, Laura (Steve) Albrecht, Brian (Sheila) Pomrenke, and Carol (Tim) Rollans.
She was an inspiration, role model, friend and companion to her 8 grandchildren: Amanda (Chris) Mattson, Austin (Jodie) Staley, Kristin Albrecht (Kyle), David Albrecht, Hailey Pomrenke, Jillian Pomrenke, William Rollans, and Charlie Rollans.
Lastly, she was an unforgettable great-grandmother to her 8 great-grandchildren: Brayden and Jonathan Mattson, Abigail, Charlotte, Madeleine and Benjamin Staley, and Breanna and Brendyn Albrecht Haaland.
Her family is incredibly thankful and blessed to have been able to spend as much time as they had with her over the years and made wonderful memories to look back upon and reminisce about today.
Doreen grew up in Saskatchewan moved to BC, where she met and married her sweetheart Harvey in Salmon Arm B.C, opened a Tasty Freeze in Summerland then moved to Kelowna and raised their four children together on a cherry orchard/farm on Hall Road and an apple orchard in South-East Kelowna, BC, later to build their retirement home in Blind Bay, BC.
Doreen worked at The Bay in Kelowna, had a keen eye for fashion and also saw the beauty in nature and collected the bounties it provided.
As an artist, she captured natures beauty in several of her own landscape paintings. She loved spending time with her friends and family and loved to garden, where she grew the most incredible flower and tomato gardens you’ve ever seen.
She enjoyed her fishing trips for salmon and halibut and enjoyed holidays in Yellowstone, Jasper, exploring the Yukon, Alaska, Mexico, Fiji and Hawaii. Over 25 winters were spent in Yuma Arizona where many friends were made. Doreen was an amazing cook and baker, known for her famous fried chicken and monster cookies.
Doreen Pomrenke, daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, cousin you will forever be in our hearts.
A poem in Mom’s house reads,
As we watch the years roll past,
we have shown that love will last.
Beautiful memories we have shared,
I shared with you because I cared.”.
The family will announce a Celebration of life at a later date.
Bowers Funeral Service is honoured to handle the arrangements for Doreen. Words of love and support may be made to the family through Doreen’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com
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