Obituary of Doreen Margaret Dean
Doreen Margaret Dean
January 14, 1941 ~ March 18, 2022
It is with deep sorrow and much love the family announce the passing of Doreen Margaret Dean on March 18, 2022 with family at her side.
Doreen will be lovingly remembered as Mom to Novalea Fahl, Mom (in-law) to Patrick White, Grandma to Deanna Wolter (Dustin McDougall) and Shaelyn White and Granny to Benjamin and Alexander Wolter. Also left to cherish her memory are her brothers: Alexander Lang, Roy Lang, and Edward (Hilda) Lang; sister Edna Loseth; sisters-in-law Sandra Lang and Darlene (Henry) Mathers and all their families; extended family: Ashton and Keira McDougall, Rubin (Nadine) White (Harmoney & Abel), Cora-Lee White, Karen (Kevin) Duchscherer (Veronika & Zachary) and the Pineview Terrace Dutchak House residents and staff.
Doreen was predeceased by her husband of 54 years Oreland Dean; daughter Kimberly Dean; son-in-law Patrick Fahl; parents Wildrew and Margaret (Brown) Lang; in-laws George and Kathleen (Anderson) Dean; brothers: Robert Lang, Lloyd Lang, Wildrew (Evie) Lang; sisters Katie Lang and Faith (Walter) Nagel; brother and sisters-in-law: Earl Loseth, Eileen Lang, Sylvia Lang and Laia Lang; and numerous other family and friends.
Doreen was born on January 14, 1941 to Wildrew and Margaret Lang. She grew up on the farm at Shell Lake, attending Edgewater School and Shell Lake School. She moved to Saskatoon to further her education, completing her Nurse’s Aide Certificate. Then a move to Prince Albert to begin working at the Prince Albert Sanitorium. During this time, she met her husband Oreland and they married on October 13, 1962. Oreland and Doreen owned and operated the Fairholme Hotel from 1969 to 1974. The family returned to Prince Albert in 1975, this is when she began working at Woolco / Wal-Mart. She retired from Wal-Mart with 30 plus years’ service.
Doreen was a hard worker and always put her all into whatever she tackled. Family was very important to her. She hosted many family gatherings, but the delicious Sunday suppers usually followed by a competitive game or visiting are missed the most. Friends were equally as important, which she had many. Family and friends have shared memories of camping, fishing, golfing, curling, games and of course shenanigans. Doreen enjoyed gardening, crossword and jigsaw puzzles, various crafts, trying new recipes and tracing the Lang family history in her spare time.
In lieu of other tributes, hug those you love as time together is precious. The family wishes those wanting to make memorial donations to be made to the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan Inc., 301-2550 12th Avenue, Regina, SK S4P 3X1 or to the charity of one’s choice.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, 2022 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 452 30 Street East, Prince Albert, SK. Services will be live streamed. If you wish to view the service, the live stream https://zoom.us/j/95950655303?pwd=QUNXZVpncmRudWJPTk4yNGYxSmRDdz09
Private Family Interment will be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.grays.ca. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Gray's Funeral Chapel, (306) 922-4729.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Doreen Dean, please visit Tribute Store