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Doris Lillian Cochrane (Croswell)

February 15, 1935 - October 14, 2020


Doris Lillian Cochrane  (Andrie) (nee Croswell) passed away peacefully at the age of 85 at Abbotsford, British Columbia, on the 14th day of October, 2020, with her children at her side.

She was predeceased by her parents: Eva Devee Croswell (nee Kipling), and William Ernest Croswell, grandparents: Rosa May Kipling (nee Heitz), and Robert Thompson Kipling; grandson Kristopher Andrie, sister Leah Lytle (nee Sopow), and ex-husband Eli Andrie.

She is survived by her children: Mark Andrie, Dawna (Peer), Douglas Andrie, Michelle (Chris) Laxton, Grandchildren: Cody, Jaimee (Alex) Van Volsen, Florentin,Patricia (Dylan) Niezen, Jenny-Lynne (Colin) East, 7 great grandchildren, and brother Fred Sopow.

Born in Regina, Saskatchewan on February 15, 1935, Doris was raised on a 160-acre homestead near Silver Park, Saskatchewan, where she attended Mossdale Elementary School – a small one room school.  In 1944, they moved into Weekes, Saskatchewan, where her mother Eva, opened and ran a small café – specialising in her amazing selection of homemade pies.  By 1948, they moved to Nipawin, Saskatchewan, where they would live until Doris graduated from Nipawin Composite High School in 1953. Doris often proudly reminisced about her high school curling team winning the bonspiel in 1949.  Upon completion of high school, she immediately moved to Regina to work as a secretary for COOP Insurance.  In 1955, Doris moved to Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, to work as a legal secretary, for Rose, Johnson & Moore, Barristers and Solicitors, until Mark, her first child was born in 1957. As well, in the early 1960’s she worked as a secretary at Robin Hood Flour, in Moose Jaw.  Doris often recalled the enjoyment of raising her goats, sharing many great times with her cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents.

Doris and Eli raised 4 children in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, until their move to a farm in rural Abbotsford (Sumas Prairie), British Columbia in the autumn of 1967, where the kids attended Arnold Elementary School.

After a few years on the farm, the family moved to Abbotsford, where Doris worked as a Legal Secretary for Beaubier & Company, and later, many years with Janzen, Anderson & Co.  Doris was known for impeccable spelling and lightning-fast typing!  She frustrated the children at Christmas time, when she would make long lists of gifts for each child, encrypted in Pittman Shorthand!

Doris was known for canning anything worth canning: chicken, peaches, pears, beans, cherries, etc etc.  She also loved crocheting for many years, selling many of her items at local markets.

Doris will be dearly missed by all those that knew her.

Interment will be in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, alongside her mother.


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From: Bakerview Community Crematorium & Celebration Centre

Bakerview Community Crematorium & Celebration Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Dawna
Relation: Daughter

Mom, you were the best Mom and my heart is aching with your passing. I am thankful you were cared for in the hospital and hospice so well during your 2 mths there. I will dream of You & Kris and I will see you in Heaven when it is my turn to be called. No matter how much I Love you Mom, I love you more than that… Love Dawna

From: Shelley Lewis
Relation: My dear friend Dawna’s mother

My condolences to the Andrie family on the passing of your beautiful mom. May her spirit shine and be with you during your time of grief. Love always Shelley.

From: Charmaine Enns
Relation: We were neighbours for many years

I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending up prayers for comfort and healing of your hearts.

From: Lorne and Elinor Tyndall
Relation: Doris is Lorne's cousin.

To all of Doris’ family
Lorne and I are very sad to hear of your Mom’s passing. Our heart felt sympathy is with you all. I remember the wonderful visits we had with Doris and Aunt Eva when they came to Nipawin,Sk. I remember your Mom and Eli came to our home in Nipawin to visit and we also invited her friend Merle Schreiner to join in. Many many years ago . Nice memories!! Thinking of you all, Lorne and Elinor

From: michael, shirley & kyle kipling
Relation: cousin

she will be sadly missed, as someone who cared about all people around her

From: Sandra and Guy Chenard
Relation: Cousin

Guy and I are thinking of you all today and sending our deepest sympathy. We have such fond memories of your mom over many years. I especially remember the many visits to my mom and dad’s in Melfort and the good times we had together. We remember the many times Aunt Eva and your mom welcomed us to their home in Abbotsford where we were always treated to a wonderful meal and many laughs. Keep all you good memories close as you go through your time of loss.

From: The Redford Family
Relation: Family friend

So sorry to hear of your Mum’s passing. To have raised such caring and dedicated children speaks to the love she exuded along the way. Never take a day for granted & enjoy the sweet memories. All our love , The Redford family

From: Flora Hamilton
Relation: Cousin

Thinking of all of you this morning. Remembering all the time we spent with your Mom and Grandma. Many happy memories of our time together in Melfort, Nipawin, Moose Jaw and Abbotsford.

From: Betty Challand
Relation: Cousin

Thinking of you today and sending my deepest sympathy. So many special memories of times spent with Doris and Aunt Eva in Moose Jaw. I will always remember as a little girl watching your Mom do her hair up in pin curls, then brush it out into a Poodle style, then apply the perfect red lips! Doris always looked very put together. Your Mom had her own special way of laughing that I will not forget! Loved her, and love to you all!

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