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Doreen Audrey Badgero

January 9, 1930

September 30, 2023

Doreen Audrey Badgero, a beloved member of the Coquitlam community, peacefully passed away on September 30, 2023, at the age of 93, surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her children Grant (Maggy), Susan (Peter), and Brenda (Alan), while her late daughter Kim (Wes) will forever be remembered. Doreen will also be cherished by her seven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Born on January 9, 1930, in Regina, Saskatchewan, she grew up on a farm and embarked on a vibrant life that took her all across Canada. After marrying in 1953, Doreen and her family relocated several times before eventually settling in Coquitlam. During her professional career, she exhibited her independence by working as both a legal secretary and a library secretary at Simon Fraser University, where she served for over two decades until her retirement.

Doreen’s greatest joy in life stemmed from her large and tight-knit family, both by blood and by choice. Her family and church were the center of her world. As the matriarch of the family, she took delight in countless gatherings and adventurous outings, whether they were near her Vancouver home or during the many cabin holidays throughout the years. Known for her sociable nature, Doreen made friends wherever she went, maintaining close connections with former employers from decades past and international exchange students who affectionately referred to her as “Mother B.”

Her unwavering commitment to her faith and the church was unparalleled. Doreen immersed herself in various activities and commitments organized by the church, demonstrating her devotion to her friends and fellow parishioners. Over the years, she actively participated in groups such as her rosary group and the 55+ group. Doreen’s church connections motivated her to volunteer in numerous events, including St. Vincent de Paul and visits to care homes.

The family extends their heartfelt gratitude to the entire staff of Nicola Lodge for providing Doreen with comfort and care during her final years. Their accommodating nature, interactions, and engaging activities made a profound impact on both Doreen and her family, leaving them with a sense of respect and gratitude. The rosary group and the 55+ group also deserve special recognition for their continued support and care of Doreen’s well-being and faith. Additionally, Father Larson’s empathetic presence in her final moments provided solace and strength to Doreen’s unwavering faith.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of BC or the St. Vincent de Paul of Vancouver as a tribute to Doreen’s memory and her commitment to helping others.

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