Erskine, Dorine Jocqueline
September 1932 – December 2015
Dorine passed away in the Cowichan District Hospital on December 25th, 2015.
Predeceased by her parents Julius and Irene Gourdeau; sisters Julie Bruce, Albena Totzke and Lil Thompson; and brother Joe Gourdeau.
Survived by her husband of 61 years Robert Erskine; five children: Karen, Wayne, Laurie (Dan), Kathy, and Janelle (Craig); eight grandchildren: David (Carissa), Tracy, Robyn (Brent), Dayna (Kevin), Tyler, Katelyn, Nathan and Zoe; great grandchildren: Brayden, Annika, Nolan and soon to be delivered great granddaughter; brother Mel (Marion) Gourdeau, sister-in-law Geraldine (Stan) Rukin, and special sponsored child from Zambia, Chabala Mumba.
Dorine was born in Spiritwood, SK on September 15, 1932. She made her way to Ladysmith in 1947 with her family and has resided here since then. Robert and Dorine were married on July 29, 1954.
Her interests were sewing, crafts, baking, quilting and gardening. She belonged to the Catholic Women’s League and St. Mary’s Sewing Club.
She was much loved and will be greatly missed by her husband, children,
grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Prayers were celebrated on December 30th, 2015 at Telford’s Funeral Chapel, 112 French Street, Ladysmith at 7:00 p.m.
Mass of the Christian Burial was held at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 1135 – 4th Avenue Ladysmith, B.C. at 11:00 a.m., Friday, Dec. 31. Father Mel Bayron Celebrant.
Interment Ladysmith Cemetery.
Mr. Robert Erskine and family would like to thank all their friends and the church community for their support extended to Dorine.
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