December 30, 2023
In Loving Memory ~
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Mary Helen Doebert on December 30, 2023, at the age of 98 years.
Mary was a modest woman who touched the lives of everyone she met with her gentle spirit. She had a strong sense of community and was involved in many sports and social groups including ladies' softball, badminton, Canadian Club, Just Friends, Elderhostel, Out to Lunch Bunch and the Rod and Gun Club. She enjoyed music and theatre and could be found most summer evenings in grizzly plaza enjoying the entertainment and sharing a smile and story with everyone.
Mary was employed by the Okanagan Library for 30 years; it was here where her passion for children and her commitment to teaching kids to read blossomed with the establishment of the Kids Story Time Group.
When she retired, she continued to volunteer with the One-on-One Reading Program in the local schools. She was also well known for her many Pinata creations, she was always willing and happy to build one when asked.
Mary was a loving and nurturing mother to her two children Kim Doebert and Lori (Tim) Newfield, grandmother to Bobbi Doebert (Brian Glaicar), Dawn Doebert, Deidre Henderson, Jamie Doebert (Curtis Clowry), and Sean Newfield (Kailee Stoller), great grandmother to Jordan (Meaghan) Doebert, Jesse Fowlie (Amanda Richardson), Randy Clowry and Kalli Clowry. She will also be fondly remembered by numerous nieces and nephews.
Mary was married to the love of her life Jim Doebert for 41 years and remained devoted to his memory since his passing in 1988.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to all the nurses, doctors, extended care staff and volunteers at Mount Cartier Court who cared compassionately for Mary at the end of her life.
A tea service for Mary will be held at the Revelstoke Seniors Center on Saturday, January 20th at 1:00 pm.
"A Hundred Years From Now... it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove... but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child".
In lieu of flowers, arrangements are being made with the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy, for those wishing to donate to the Child and Youth Literacy Program in Mary's memory.