Dorreen Kitzul, 83, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 at her residence in Rainycrest Long-Term Care in Fort Frances, Ont.
Dorreen will be lovingly remembered by her son, Gord, and wife, Heather, and grandson, Patrick; son in-law, Buzz Agar, and granddaughters, Alison and Kelly (Andy), and great-grandson, Bennett; sisters, Marion Scott and Donna Robinson (Paul) of Edmonton, Alta., and Ruth Harris of Surrey, B.C.; and special nieces, Janelle, Joanne, Lisa, Lee Anne, Cindy, Judy, and Cass, and nephews, Tom, Grant, and Kevin.
Dorreen was predeceased by her husband, Harry, and daughter, Wendy Agar; parents, Harry and Sylvia Stewart; sisters, Beverly Rose Stewart and Eileen Bilokreli; and brother, Jack Stewart.
She was born in Theodore, Sask. on June 6, 1929 and graduated as a Registered Nurse from Yorkton General Hospital in 1950.
She was united in marriage to Harry Kitzul in Fort Frances on Nov. 29, 1950. They were married at the Knox United Church, where she was very active for many years as a Sunday school teacher, CGIT leader, and U.C.W. volunteer, and also served as a session member.
Dorreen was very fond of her work as a nurse at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, where she worked for 21 years on the Maternity ward. She took special pride in her work and was known to go “above and beyond” in her service and was meticulous in her attention to detail.
Even today, Mom still receives praises of her exceptional nursing care from her many former patients.
Nana enjoyed spending time with her family, especially playing with her grandchildren in her yard, often for hours at a time. She also liked the outdoors, where she spent time camping, fishing, and gardening, and also was a big sports fan, particularly of hockey, football, and baseball.
Dorreen lived life with great passion and was kind-hearted, sincere, and good-humoured. She will be sadly missed.
Memorial services were held Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Knox United Church in Fort Frances, with Rev. Barbara Miller officiating.
The honourary pallbearers were her grandchildren, Kelly, Ali, and Patrick, and special friends, Helen Neurinski, Marcia Zeleny, and Jo MacKenzie.
In memoriam donations can be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 605 Hewitson St., Thunder Bay, Ont., P7B 5V5 or c/o Green Funeral Home, P.O. Box 427, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8.
Online condolences may be offered at www.greenfuneralhomefortfrances.com
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