Doreen Honora Monson (nee Poole) born in Neepawa, Manitoba, September 30 1920, died peacefully in Leduc, Alberta, November 23, 2011. Doreen was the eldest daughter of Elizabeth Stuart-Poole and Walter David Poole. She was sister to Celia (Laverne) Tufts (who survives her), Elmer and Arnold. Doreen was mother to eight children: David (deceased), James (deceased), Valerie (Eduardo Cardona), Richard (Carolyn Larson), Robert (deceased), and Elizabeth, children of Doreen and Jim Proctor–semicolon– and Michael (Pamela Scholey) and Mary Ellen Whitworth (Paul Konyer), children of Doreen and Joseph Aylward. She will be remembered by her family which now includes twelve grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Doreen leaves behind many friends she made while living her youth in Manitoba, while raising her family in Biggar, Saskatchewan, and during her retirement which she lived out in Princeton, British Columbia, Amaranth, Manitoba and Edmonton, Alberta. Her strength of character, her resourcefulness, tenacity and her outgoing personality will serve as a source of pride and inspiration to her children and those who knew her well. May she rest in peace after a long, productive life.