Whitehorse Daily Star

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Doris Giffen

1926 - 2021

It is with sadness we announce the passing of Doris Lobb Giffen – Doris was the eldest child of three from Red Deer, Alberta. She met and then married Walter Giffin in 1946 in Red Deer, Alberta. They had three children: Linda (Victor) of Whitehorse, Edward (Kelly) of Edmonton, and David of Whitehorse.

Doris is survived by her three children, 11 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, parents and both brothers.

In Doris & Walter's early years together they worked with Walter's father in a café at Ponoka, Alberta, then moved to Edmonton, Alberta and again moved to operate a general store at Wabamun, Alberta, with another move back to Red Deer before coming to Whitehorse.

Doris and Walter moved to Whitehorse in 1969. After visiting their daughter and her husband the year before, they fell in love the country. Doris worked for Taylor & Drury, Peoples Drug Mart, Shoppers Drug Mart, and Carlton Cards.

It is at Doris' request that there only be a graveside service , which will take place in Edmonton, Alberta where she will be laid to rest beside her husband.

Donations can be made in her memory to one her favourite charities: Cancer Society, CNIB, Salvation Army or the Whitehorse Food Bank.

A life well lived is a precious gift
Of hope and strength and grace,

From someone who has made our world
A brighter, better place
It’s filled with moments, sweet and sad
With smiles and sometimes tears,
With friendships formed and good times shared
And laughter through the years.
A life well lived is a legacy

Of joy and pride and pleasure,
A living, lasting memory

Our grateful hearts will treasure

-Author unknown

Doris ~  

Our mom, grandma, great-grandma, great-great-grandma, aunty, cousin, and friend

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