Doreen Mounk (nee Killins), devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend to so many, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018 after a brief battle with cancer.
She left this world surrounded by loved ones.
Doreen was born to Gladys and Ard (Archie) Killins on Aug. 31, 1926 in Fort William, Ont. It is here that she met her husband, Maurice Mounk, whom she married on Sept. 13, 1945.
Together they raised their four children, Dale, Glen, Luanne, and Dennis, in Fort William and Port Arthur and then relocated to Fort Frances, Ont. in 1975.
Nothing was more important to Doreen than her family. Spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren brought her great joy. Whether chatting over tea, going out for lunch, or watching sports on TV, anytime spent with her was valuable time.
Her family especially enjoyed her witty sense of humour. Even the darkest day could become brighter after time spent with “Gram.”
Doreen made sure her family knew how special they were to her; she loved unconditionally and, in turn, was adored by all.
Doreen always looked and acted much younger than her years. Age did not slow her down! She bowled at Plaza Lanes and did Aquafit at the Sportsplex well into her 80s.
She enjoyed bus tours to Branson with Evelyn and Diane, courageously flew on her own to visit her brother, George, in Florida, visited her sister, Dorothy, in Pincher Creek, Alta., and loved going to Evelyn's trailer at Bergland, Ont.
She also had her weekly dates with the ladies and her breakfast group, where even at 90 years old she could be seen driving them to Subway for breakfast Wednesday mornings and Wal-Mart on Fridays. And don't forget Super One, where she prided herself on finding a good deal every time!
Doreen was an active member of her church for many years. She lived a true Christian life and was a loving mentor to many. As much as she mourned leaving her family behind, she looked forward to going to a better place where she could walk with Jesus.
Doreen leaves behind her children, Dale (Cindy) Mounk, Glen Mounk, Luanne (Murray) Mounk, and Dennis Mounk; grandchildren, Amy (Brian) Spicer, Chris Mounk, Michelle Grondin, Rachel Grondin, Jeffrey (Jessica) Grondin, and Stevens McKay; and great-grandchildren, Lynton, Mikael, and Kali Mounk, Leah Enns, Mia and Brynn Berry, and Aubrey Grondin.
Doreen was the last surviving aunt to all of the Killins and Mounk nieces and nephews. As well, she leaves behind special friends, Nancy Hanna, Evelyn Barker, Diane Bell, Helen Banman, and Wylma Redford.
Doreen was predeceased by her husband, Maurice Mounk; parents, Gladys and Archie Killins; and siblings, George Killins, Dorothy Dyck, and Norma Gibson.
A funeral service was held Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Bethel Baptist Church (720 Morrison Cres.) in Fort Frances.
Doreen will be missed by all who knew her beautiful, giving spirit.
If desired, in memoriam donations may be made to the Women's Auxiliary at La Verendrye Hospital or Fort Frances Meals on Wheels.
“Wherever a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories. May those bring peace to the heart.” —Nishan Panwar